Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1978, Hiroyuki Hattori completed postgraduate studies in architecture at Waseda University in 2006 before becoming curator at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University in 2009. He shifted to be an independent curator from 2016. His constant pursuit of “alternative” setups has led to the establishment of art spaces—all known by the abbreviation “MAC”—in Yamaguchi, Hanoi and Aomori. Recent curatorial work includes Towada Oirase Art Festival SURVIVE- Time Hoppers on the Earth (Towada Art Center and other sites in the Oirase area, 2013) and MEDIA/ART KICHEN (National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta / MAP KL, Kuala Lumpur /Ayala Museum, 98B Collaboratory, Green Papaya Art Projects, etc., Manila / Bangkok Art and Culture Centre [BACC], Bangkok / Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC] Aomori, 2013–2014), among others. He is working as the curator of Aichi Triennale 2016.