Setsuko Ono


Les Ateliers des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, 2007 – 2009.

Continuing Education, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington D.C., 1984 – 2002.

International Studies: M.A. and Ph.D. at the School of Advanced International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1965 – 1972.

B.A. at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, 1963.

Sculpture and Painting Exhibitions and Installations

September – October 2018. Migrants, International Sculpture Center Professional Member Exhibition, Chicago, Ill. USA.

March 2018. Asia House.

February 2018. Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

February 2018. Parallax International Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall.

June 2016. Migrants Parallax Art Fair.

May – June 2014. Japan to the West: the Art of Setsuko Ono. Japan Information and Cultural Center, D.C.

April 2011. Dreams, Hara Arc Museum of Contemporary Art, Gunnma.

February 2011. Ocean, SSR Building, Shinagawa, Tokyo.

March – April 2009. “ For Our Beautiful Earth: Resistance to Overwhelming Force and Dreams of Peace,” Individual Painting Exhibit, Decima Havana Bienal,

November 2005 – October 2006. “Music,” Individual Public Sculpture Exhibit in McKeldin Square, Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

November 2003. “Dreams”, Individual Public Sculpture Exhibit, Octava Havana Bienal.

Professional Experience

1995 – 2010. Lecturer, Development Issues, Summer Sessions, Sophia University, Tokyo.

2001 – 2003. Senior Adviser, Vice President’s Office, Operations and Country Services Department, the World Bank.

2001. Senior Adviser on secondment from the World Bank, Department of Integration, Inter-American Development Bank.

1991 – 2001. Deputy Manager on secondment from the World Bank, Financial Support Services Sub-department, Inter-American Development Bank.

1976 – 1991. Loan Officer, Senior Country Officer, Operations Department, Africa and Latin America Regions, the World Bank.


A Woman Flying Alone in the World: Twenty-Eight Years of Experience at the World Bank. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2005.

“In Search of Development II: Jamaica,” Mainichi Weekly (Tokyo), November 3, 1990.

“In Search of Development: Mauritania,” Mainichi Weekly, August 25, 1990.

“Fragile Blossom, Fragile Superpower – A New Interpretation?” Japan Quarterly, January-March, vol. XXIII, 1976.

The Western Image of Japan. Geneva, Switzerland: Imprimerie du Courrier, 1972.


Japanese (native), English, French, Spanish.