Residence Support “trans_2016-2017″


Period:2017.1.15 - 3.10[55days]

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Artist in Residence Support Program “trans_2016-2017″

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 160 domestic and international artists since its open in 1998. This fiscal year we will invite 6 artists from 5 countries. Over the period of 55 days of their stay, the artists will work on the theme “The Future of This Land”, encountering with Yamaguchi’s environment, culture and local people, all of which are different from their own.


Theme“The Future of This Land”
Residency period15 January(Sun.)- 10 March(Fri.), 2017 [55days]
Events schedule
Open studioArtists invite people to their studio.
28 Jan (Sat), 2017 14:00-
Opening reception25 Feb (Sat), 2017
Exhibition26 Feb (Sun) – 6 Mar (Mon), 2017 10:00-17:00

About the selection

Selection through open call
There were 216 applicants from 57 countries for “trans_2016-2017″ 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_2016-2017″ program.
Gyeonggi Creation Center(South Korea), Taipei Artist Village(Taiwan), Finland Center(Finland)

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016
●Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
●Supported by Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Korean Cultural Center Osaka, Fukuoka Branch Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka, Embassy of Finland


Hyeree Ro

Support Program(trans_) Period:2017.1.15~3.10

Program workshop「Object from Body」 Venue:Akiyoshidai International Art Village Seminar Room 3 Date:28th January 2017 (Sat) 14:00 –

Ilse Leenders

Support Program(trans_) Period:2017.1.15~3.10

Kaori Oda

Support Program(trans_) Period:2017.1.15~3.10

Lo-Kyung Yi
  • Nationality / South Korea
  • Genre / Video, New media, Performance

Support Program(trans_) Period:2017.1.15~3.10

Yow-Ruu Chen

Support Program(trans_) Period:2017.1.15~3.10

Fellowship Program Period:14th July-25th July and 4th November-17th November-2019

Fellowship Program Period: 2020-2021 / Canceled (new entry of foreign nationals was suspended due to COVID-19)

Program Workshop "Reengineering myself" Venue:Akiyoshidai International Art Village Concert Hall Date:4th and 11th February 2017 14:00-16:00

Program Workshop "Theatrical experience with sounds" Venue:Akiyoshidai International Art Village Seminar Room 2 Date:10th November 2019 14:00-16:00


Residence Support “trans_2016-2017″

Residence Support “trans_2016-2017″Report

open digital book



trans_2016-2017 Video Documentation from AIAV on Vimeo.

Residence Support “trans_2016-2017″'s Record