Art producer. Chiaki Soma graduated from Waseda University and University of Lyon. She was the first Program Director of Festival/Tokyo, Japan’s leading performing arts festival, from 2009-2013, as well as the first Director of Steep Slope Studio in Yokohama from 2006-2010. She created the residency program r:ead (Residence East Asia Dialogue) and works to build platforms across Asia for better communication through the arts and criticism, as well as programming, curating and producing projects in Japan.
(photo: Naoaki Yamamoto)