Arts, Culture and Exchange Section 1, the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
After completing graduate studies at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS], HIROTA Fumi worked as a researcher for the Cultural Media Center at IAMAS. She joined the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] in 2008, where she was involved with production and planning for new media art and other projects. From 2012, she was a researcher in the Arts and Culture Division of the Cultural Affairs Department at the Agency for Cultural Affairs. She worked on initiatives promoting media arts, including efforts to expand the reach of the Japan Media Arts Festival overseas and in regional Japan. During this period, she also launched a project related to restoring and archiving media art. She left the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2015 and is currently involved at the Japan Foundation Asia Center with media art projects as part of cultural exchange initiatives between Japan and Southeast Asia. She is also a part-time lecturer in the Urban Culture Design Department at Nishogakusha University.