Residence Support “trans_2014-2015″


Period:2015.1.16 - 3.11[55days]

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert.

The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

AIAV has supported over 100 domestic and international artists since its open in 1998. This fiscal year we will invite 6 artists from 6 countries. Over the period of 55 days of their stay, the artists will work on the theme “The Features of This Land”, encountering with Yamaguchi’s environment, culture and local people, all of which are different from their own.


Theme“The Features of This Land”
Residency period16 January (Fri) – 11 March (Wed), 2015 [55 days]
Events schedule
Open studioArtists invite people to their studio.
31 Jan (Sat), 2015 14:00-16:00
Opening reception28 Feb (Sat), 2015 17:30
Exhibition1 Mar (Sun) – 8 Mar (Sun), 2015 10:00-17:00

About the selection

Selection through open call
There were 468 applicants (32 from Japan, 436 from outside Japan) for “trans_2014-2015” program. Three artists mentioned above were selected at the selection committee meeting held at AIAV.
Recommendation by partnership organization
The below-mentioned overseas partnership organization recommended one artist each for “trans_2014-2015” program.
Gyeonggi Creation Center(South Korea), Taipei Artist Village(Taiwan), Finland Center(Finland)


Jorge Mañes Rubio

Support Program(trans_) Period:2015.1.16~3.11

Tets Ohnari

Support Program(trans_) Period:2015.1.16~3.11

Liu Chih-Hung

Support Program(trans_) Period:2015.1.16~3.11

Minna Kurjenluoma

Support Program(trans_) Period:2015.1.16~3.11

Program Light takes you into the World of Art Venue:Akiyoshidai International Art Village Date: 12th – 19th- November- 2017- 18:00 – 21:00 (Admission Free)

Program Workshop “Cyanotype sunprints” Venue:Aspirante Hofu Date:23rd Nov. 2016(Wed.) 14:00 – 16:00


Residence Support “trans_2014-2015″

Residence Support “trans_2014-2015″Report

open digital book



trans_2014-2015 Video Documentation from AIAV on Vimeo.

Residence Support “trans_2014-2015″'s Record