After a rigorous selection process and a lengthy discussion between our International jury team, AAUK is happy to announce the names of 2021 Virtual Residency Award Recipients. They will be given opportunities to present their own practices, engage in peer discussions, and brain storing sessions, receive One to One Mentoring sessions from International professionals of their own areas of practices. The result of this Online Residency will culminate towards Online Exhibition and Event which will be public. So please keep your eyes on this space!
1990 Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from M.F.A. Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of Arts in 2016 and Artist Practice 2016, 2017 (Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]). While addressing the circumstances of individuals he meets through research and interviews, he produces video installations that paradoxically reveal the structures and power dynamics of our society. Solo exhibitions include “Standing on the Shoulders of Neighbors” (HITACHI CIVIC CENTER, Ibaraki, 2020) and “To Think: Once it’s Made (by)” (Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, 2015). Major group exhibitions include “super vision / deportare” (DECAMERON, Tokyo, 2021), “ARCUS Project 2019 OPEN STUDIOS” (ARCUS Studio, Ibaraki, 2019), “Early Morning Musings” (Komagome SOKO, Tokyo, 2018), “Wild: Untamed Mind” (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo, 2017), “Fragile Perspectives” (gallery COEXIST-TOKYO, Tokyo, 2017), and “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi” (Marunouchi Building Marucube, Tokyo, 2016). Artist-in-Residences include WIELS Residency Programme (Brussels, Belgium / funded by Tokyo Arts and Space, Being postponed) and ARCUS Project 2019 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program (Ibaraki, Japan / funded Award, 2019). Awards include the Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2016 Judge’s Prize.
While 2020 Covid Crisis hindered his physical movements and activities abroad, Watanabe’s multi-disciplinary practices is developing new direction informed by his experience of isolation under the Covid Crisis. Through reflective process and research Watanabe contemplates on the marginal spaces, isolation, boundaries between private and public space, between human and natural environment.
Links to work: https://wtakuya.myportfolio.com/
1987 Tokyo 2018- Live in London 2012 Musashino Arts University, BA,Tokyo 2019 University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts, MAPainting, London. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2020 'Word fo a day'at Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo 2018 'The moss of the rock' at Bambinart Gallery,Tokyo 2017 'Absurd daily life between June 17th and February' at BambinartGallery, Tokyo, Japan Selected Group Exhibitions 2020 'Deep autumn; How does myneighbour live; I wonder?' at SET Project Space Lewisham London 2020'..and Female.' Online Exhibition curated by Khaoula B. Karaweigh 2019 'Squeezed! ' at Nunnery Gallery, London 2019 '3331 Arts Fair' at Arts Chiyoda3331, Tokyo, Japan 2017 'What we can do in the desert if our password is weak and we are stuck offline' at Everybody Needs Art, Budapest,Hungary 2017 , Life is hard…Let’s go shopping.” Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2013 'Why not live for art?' atOpera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012 'Little little arts club';presented by Yoshimoto Nara at Towada Art Centre, Aomori, JapanInterdisciplinary Collaboration 2021 'David Birchall's Walking & Talking'Main visual image. 2021 Otto Willberg's project 'Barbaric Mystical Bored' A scroll painting animation about an imaginary journey of Herbal Remedies in medieval time view of the parallel worlds. 2017 'Share the acts of bathing' Japan tour UK-JPartists/musicians collaboration Hokkaido, Tokyo, Beppu, Kyoto, Nagoya funded byArtist International Development Fund 2017 'Living room' at Liebig 12, Berlin, Germany 2017 ' Verantwortung', Berlin,Germany
Mio is interested in traditional crafts and folk arts and the relationship between nature and humans as well as how it formed the landscape and culture.
Links to work: https://www.instagram.com/mio.ebisu/
After gaining BA Arts in Environment and Information Studies (Cognitive Science) Keio University, 2015 Fujise has relocated to London andstudied, Drawing and Conceptual Practice, at CCW Foundation Diploma, atUniversity of the Arts London 2020, though she had a planed to undertake MAcourse Fujise has return to Japan in the midst of initialchaos of Covid Crisis in early 2020. She has been continuing her practice underthe lockdown situation. She has had a Solo Exhibition “I heard the quiet dismantling sound“ 2021, Gallery33, Tokyo, Groupshow, “Luner New Year 2020” Camberwell Collage of Arts,while setting up an informal group of researchers, artists to develop discoursebetween art and cognitive science, and forging the link between Cognitivescience and her interests in phenomenology and contemporarydrawing practices.
Links to work: https://akari.studio/
Artist. Studying Fine Arts, graduated from the Chelsea College of Artsin London, attended the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2019. Through hersite-specific installations, performances, and photographic/video works she explores signs and symbols in public space thatallows to recognize the coexistence/boundaries between personal issues andpublic matters. Major recent practices: a guerrilla performance event PrivateProperty No Rights of Way, London (2017), a publicbanner project ALL TOO HUMAN CAPITAL, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London(2018), A City Dreaming, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (2020), A WAITINGROOM, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo (2020), s.s.s.s., roji-to-hito, Tokyo(2021-2022), Bodies On The Matter, Tomotoshi Art Museum, Tokyo etc.
Links to work: https://www.rikanakashima.com/
During his 'virtual' residency in the UK, Shirakawa will be sharing his first hand experience of the current socio-political climate of Japan.
Often taking performative and audience participatory approaches, Hashimoto's practices goes beyond normative understanding of art.
Dokuyama has witnessed the devastating change after Fukushima Fallout Disaster in 2011.
An artist and an independent curator who has been directly involved in cultural responses to the earthquake, and Fukushima Nuclear disaster.
Kyun-Chome deftly construct daring art interventions and thoughtful participatory works.
Following the earthquake and nuclear meltdown in East Japan in 2011, Kawakubo has created work in Fukushima that focuses on the limits of photographic representation.
Komori and Seo recounted of how they were asked by locals to "be our eyes", by photographing the barren lands where their homes once stood.
Artist filmmaker, Fujii started to film in the stricken area soon after the disaster in 2011.