New Director for Sapporo International Art Festival 2023-24

The Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee, chaired by Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, has selected Hideaki Ogawa as director of the Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) scheduled for winter 2023-24.

Ogawa is co-director of Ars Electronica Futurelab, located in Linz- UNESCO Creative City of Media Ars, and has been involved in advanced media art initiatives for years.

As Sapporo prepares for the next SIAF, it aims to get the most from the strengths of Sapporo as a City of Media Arts and from the citys appeal, in order to deliver an art festival that is full of surprises and discoveries to change the winter of Sapporo, through collaboration with existing local programs, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival.

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