Mika Yoshitake

About Mika Yoshitake

Mika Yoshitake is Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she coordinated Ai Weiwei: According to What? organized by Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), and was co-curator of Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection with Melissa Ho (Assistant Curator). In 2012, she curated Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (2012) at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, which traveled to Gladstone Gallery in New York. Based on her dissertation on the late 1960s Japanese sculptural movement, Mono-ha (School of Things), the exhibition received an AICA-USA award in 2011-2012 for Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally. From 2010-2011, she served as the curatorial liaison for the Guggenheim’s Lee Ufan retrospective, Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity and was the project coordinator of MOCA’s Takashi Murakami retrospective, © MURAKAMI in Los Angeles from 2005-2009. She has contributed catalogue essays for Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place 1958-2010 (DiaArt Foundation, forthcoming); Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-garde (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012); Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2011), Target Practice: Painting Under Attack, 1949–78 (Seattle Art Museum, 2009) and © MURAKAMI (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007). Mika received her M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2012) in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and B.A. in political science and art history at the University of California, Berkeley.