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Naoko Mabon


A Japanese freelance curator based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Before initiating her own curatorial practice WAGON in 2014, Naoko worked in the contemporary art field in Japan and Britain for over a decade. Institutions include: Muramatsu Gallery (Tokyo); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead); One in the Other (London); YUKARI ART (Tokyo); and Ingleby Gallery (Edinburgh).

She is currently working as one of the Shadow Curators for the Peacock Associates: Curatorial Fellowship programme of Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen.

Recent and ongoing work includes: Aberdeen // Yamaguchi (2019-2020); Ilana Halperin: The Rock Cycle (Yamaguchi), Yamaguchi, Japan (2019) and Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2020/2021); Kyojitsu-Hiniku, Pavilhão Japonês, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Alan Johnston & Atsuo Hukuda two-person show, Suisei-Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2018); Jack Davidson exhibition, W OR M, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2018); Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana), Fujiya Gallery Hanayamomo, Beppu, Japan (2016) and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2017); Leaves Without Routes, Nanmoncho323, Taipei Botanical Garden, Taiwan (2016); Bushiro Mohri exhibition, AIS Gallery, Gunma, Japan (2016); Atsuo Hukuda exhibition, Duff House, Banff (2016); contribution to Roger Ackling: Between the Lines (2015); among others.


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