Kenji Kaneko

Kenji Kaneko

Director of Ibaraki Ceramics Art Museum / Director of Tajimi Mino Pottery Museum

Born in 1949. He finished his master’s degree in aesthetics and art history at Tohoku University in 1978 and he was a member of editorial board of Zauhou kankoukai. Served as a curator of the Suntory Museum of Art, and later since 1984, a curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Became the Senior Specialist of Cultural Affairs Department of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1999. Since 2000, he has served as Chief Curator of the Craft Gallery at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. In 2010, became the Director of Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum. He also serves as the visiting researcher of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. A member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Prizes and Awards
2003
Japan Good Design Award for the “Russia the avant-garde ceramic exhibition”
2009
the Koyama Fujio Memorial Prize