Nina Horisaki-Christens entered the PhD program in 2013, and her current research focuses on the history of Japanese inter-media and video art from 1968 to the early 1980s with a focus on the relation between contemporaneous Japanese and English language artistic discourse. She is a recipient of the 2014 and 2016 JAA Honjo Scholarship, and has been a Weatherhead Fellow since 2014.

Prior to entering Columbia's PhD program, she was a 2012-13 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program, for which she co-curated Maintenance Required at The Kitchen. She also worked as Research Assistant for Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. As Assistant Curator and Interim Program Manager at Art in General, she curated exhibitions, residencies, and commissions with New York-based and Eastern European emerging artists. Horisaki-Christens was a 2008-09 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, and Summer 2013 Curator-in-Residence at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Korea). She has contributed to publications produced by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Mori Art Museum, Independent Curators International,, Art-Phil, Flux Factory, and Art in General.

Horisaki-Christens holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Japanese Language and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.