Ikko Yokoyama currently works as a curator of Design and Architecture at M+ in Hong Kong (since 2016). M+ is the largest publicly funded museum in Asia focusing on 20th- and 21st-century’s visual art, design, architecture, and moving images; it will open to the public in 2019. At the moment, she works mostly with acquisitions, to build M+’s permanent collection, as well as planning for the museum's opening display for 2019.
Prior to M+, she worked as the Head of Exhibitions at Konstfack (2004-2015).
She co-founded a non-profit organisation called ‘Editions in Craft’ (with Renée Padt) - The organisation is a production platform that invites artists, designers, and craftspeople to collaborate on projects together.
As a freelance curator she has worked with institutions such as Iaspis, Liljevalchs Konsthall, and the Embassy of Sweden, as well as the 21_21 DESIGHNSIGH/Issey Miyake Foundation.
She has also been a frequent contributor to Japanese culture magazines since 2001 including, AXIS, Esquire, Madame Figaro, Pen, Casa Brutus, Elle Décor, and Studio Voice.
Between 2008 – 2015, she was a board member of the Friends of Moderna Museet.
Her background is both in design and art. Before starting at Konstfack she studied both design and art history as well as design practice, therefore, even during the curatorial programme, my focus remained mostly on visual art. She has continued to work within both fields. At M+, interdisciplinary approaches are emphasised, which allows me to work across genres.