Mayumi Hirano is a freelance curator based in Manila and Osaka. She runs a mobile art project, Load na Dito project since 2016. Her practice and research explore various curatorial approaches that question the binary thinking and habitual categorizations. She is part of the planning team of Curating in Local Contexts workshop series with researchers and educators Tessa Maria Guazon and Louise Salas. She was a project manager of Gwangju Biennale 2018 in South Korea, Asian Public Intellectual Fellow (2013-2014), curator of Koganecho Area Management Center (2008-2013), Researcher of Asia Art Archive (2006-2008) and curatorial assistant of Yokohama Triennale 2005.
Mayumi completed her Master’s studies at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She is a senior lecturer at Art Studies Department, University of the Philippines Dilliman.