About ACK

Newly launched under the theme of “contemporary art and collaboration,” Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) is one of the largest art fairs in Japan dedicated to contemporary art. Representing over 50 galleries from Kyoto, Japan, Asia, Europe, and both North and South America, collaborations are anticipated between local Japanese and international galleries, the public and private sectors, and art related industries and other fields. The Kyoto International Conference Center venue will be organized into two sections—Gallery Collaborations and Kyoto Meetings—allowing participating galleries to exhibit and sell works and to also have access to spaces for special events. Moreover, many additional programs will be held in tandem with the ACK fair across Kyoto prefecture.


ACK Executive Committee


Lead Partner: Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Special Partners: SGC Co., Ltd., Rotary Club of Kyoto South, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd., Nomura Holdings, Inc., Startbahn, Inc., Magus Co., Keizo Co., Ltd.
Official Partners: Sony Marketing Inc., Uedahonsha Co.,Ltd., Matsushima Holdings Co., Ltd., Vranken Pommery Japan Co., Ltd., SunM Color Co., Ltd., Takeo Co., Ltd.
Main Media Partner: Bold
Media Partner: The Japan Times., Ltd.
Hotel Partners: Node Hotel, Noku Kyoto, The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Urban Hotel, Hotel Anteroom Kyoto, Good Nature Hotel Kyoto, Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Park Hyatt Kyoto, BnA Alter Museum, Fauchon Hotel Kyoto, Mitsui Garden Hotels, Sequence Kyoto Gojo, Mogana, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Associated Partner: Maeda Coffee



The Cabinet Office, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021
The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021

Under the auspices of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan Tourism Agency, JETRO Kyoto, Kyoto City, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Japan Association of New Economy, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives, The Kyoto Shimbun, U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Consulate-General of Italy in Osaka, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Korean Cultural Center Korean Embassy in Japan, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Osaka-Kobe, Embassy of Brazil, Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon


Executive Committee


Kenji Tsukuda
Director General of Department of Culture and Sports, Kyoto Prefecture


Masami Shiraishi
President of SCAI the Bathhouse
Adviser of Contemporary Art Dealers Association Nippon


Takashi Yamaguchi
Director of Gallery Yamaguchi
Director of Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Japan


Tomoharu Inoue
Board Chairman of Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.


Seiji Nishioka
General Manager of Business Promotion Division, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Shuhei Akahoshi
Managing Director of Department of Conventions and Tourism, Kyoto Convention and Visitors Bureau


Takahiro Kaneshima
Program Director of Art Collaboration Kyoto
Yoshiaki Inoue
Director of Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery
Tomio Koyama
Director of Tomio Koyama Gallery
Keiichi Tanaka
Deputy Director General, Department of Culture and Sports, Kyoto Prefecture
Atsushi Fukai
Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.
Yuichi Mori
Director of Mori Yu Gallery
Yuko Yamamoto
Director of Anomaly

Design Team

Kazuki Kitahara
Chief Designer

Yusuke Ono
WEB direction
Takashi Suo
Spatial Design
SUO, Inc.
Akihiro Morita
Graphic Design


Yuzo Imura
Director of Imura Art Gallery
Seiichi Yoshino
Art Collector and Founder of Guide

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