Hello. I'm Yoko Nakata, general director of BIWAKO BIENNALE. BIWAKO Biennale, which was born
in 2001, is now 20 years old. Since the beginning, I have consistently believed that art is
the most important thing for humankind, and have been working hard every time. In 2020,
Covid19 struck the world, and BIWAKO BIENNALE was in danger of being held, but we managed to
hold it with the strong feeling that we should not extinguish the fire of art, which is the
nutrition of the heart. I am truly grateful for the support and cooperation of many people.
This time, we have created a virtual museum so that people who could not come due to the
pandemic can enjoy it. Covid19 has not been settled yet, but we hope that you will enjoy the
magnificent symphony we play, BIWAKO BIENNALE2020. The next BIWAKO BIENNALE is scheduled to
be held in the fall of 2022. We look forward to welcoming you.