• 2025.9.26

  • 2025.11.24




Artistic Director
Philippe Parreno

© Okayama Art Summit Executive committee.



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About Okayama Art Summit

Okayama Art Summit is the international exhibition of contemporary art (conceptual art) held triennially in Okayama City. The first exhibition took place in 2016. Works of worldwide modern artists will be displayed at various historical and cultural sites in the area around Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden. Art appreciation and walking tours of the city can be enjoyed at the same time as you can make a round of the venues on foot. This is one of the features of Okayama Art Summit.


Enjoying on Foot
Compact event with multiple venues in the area around Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden within walking distance.
Utilizing Resources
Exhibitions utilizing the characteristics of various historical and cultural resources located in the area, such as Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, museums, and cultural facilities.
Seeing the World
Based on the direction set by the Artistic Director, the exhibition brings together in Okayama cutting-edge conceptual art works which attract attention from around the world.
Nurturing People
Nurture human resources who will support this exhibition, especially young people who will play a role in the future of local culture.

Management structure

Okayama Art Summit Executive Committee
Masao Omori, Mayor of Okayama
Vice Chairperson
Yuji Yokota, Vice-Governor, Okayama Prefecture
Hisashi Matsuda, President, Okayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Shinji Inoue, Certified Public Accountant, Inoue CPA Office
Executive Producer
Yasuharu Ishikawa, President, Ishikawa Foundation
Executive Director
Taro Nasu, Owner, TARO NASU
Artistic Director
Philippe Parreno, Artist
Public Program Director
Chieko Kinoshita, Associate Professor, The 21st Century Kaitokudo, Osaka University
Artistic Translator
Shimabuku, Artist
Hiroshi Taguchi, Chair, Okayama City Council Yasutomo Nasu, President, Okayama University Masato Miyanaga, Chairman of the Board, The Chugoku Bank Co., Ltd.
Affiliated entities
Okayama City, Okayama City Board of Education, Okayama Prefecture, Okayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Okayama Visitors & Convention Association, Okayama Culture Zone Liaison Council, The Consortium of Universities in Okayama, Sanyo Shimbun Co., Ltd., RSK Sanyo Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Okayama Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TV Setouchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Okayama Bus Association, Okayama Taxi Association, Okayama Branch of West Japan Railway Company Co., Ltd., Okayama cultural arts Creation Foundation, Ishikawa Foundation, Chugoku Bank Co., Ltd.

About Okayama

Okayama City is known nationwide as a production area for fruits such as muscat grapes and white peaches, which makes use of the warm Seto Inland Sea climate, and as the town of Momotaro. Historically, it has prospered as the birthplace of Kibi culture since ancient times, and there are still many historical sites such as the Tsukuriyama Burial Mound.
In terms of transportation, it is located at the crosspoint of Chugoku, Shikoku, Kansai, and San'in. Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of Japan's three great gardens, are found in the center, and in the south, rich Setouchi offers the blessings of the sea. Nature and culture form a harmonious urban space here.

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