Dr. Roger MCDONALD
Deputy Director and Founding Member of Arts Initiative Tokyo
Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT) is a non-profit arts organisation established in Tokyo in 2001 for a general public to come together and learn about art. Dr. McDonald is one of its founding members, and the Programme Director of Making Art Different (MAD), the educational component of AIT. Based in Nagano, Dr. McDonald has worked as an independent curator since 1989 (working with Fumio Nanjo on several exhibitions), and is the Director of the Fenberger House that opened in 2013 in the mountain of Saku city, Nagano.
McDonald was educated in the United Kingdom, studying International Politics (BA, Wales), Mysticism and Religious Experience (MA, Kent) and received a PhD in History and Theory of Art from the University of Kent.