Makiko Hara is an independent curator based in Vancouver. Hara was the curator at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art between 2007 and 2013. She has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions by Japanese, Canadian, and international artists for over twenty years in Japan and Canada. She has served as project coordinator for several international exhibitions, including the Yokohama Triennale (2001/2005) and the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (2003). Hara was one of three curators for the 2009 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto. She has contributed essays to catalogues and magazines, with recent essays including an entry in Mutations: Perspectives on Photography (Paris Photo, 2011) and “Rethinking of Tokyo Art Speak,” in Institutions by Artists: Volume 1 (Fillip, 2012).