Residence Support “trans_2017-2018″


Period:2018.1.14 - 3.9[55days]

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Artist in Residence Support Program “trans_2017-2018″

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 170 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 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 period14 January(Sun.) – 9 March(Fri.), 2018 [55days]
Events schedule
Open studioArtists invite people to their studio.
28 Jan (Sun), 2018 14:00-
Opening reception24 Feb (Sat), 2018
Exhibition25 Feb (Sun) – 5 Mar (Mon), 2018 10:00-17:00

About the selection

Selection through open call
There were 446 applicants from 74 countries for “trans_2017-2018″ 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_2017-2018″ 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 2017
●Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
●Supported by Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education, Instytut Polski w Tokio, Embassy of Egypt Culture, Education and Science Bureau, Korean Cultural Center Osaka, Fukuoka Branch Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka, Embassy of Finland
●Partnership Organizations: Taipei Artist Village, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Finnish Institute in Japan


Ewa Wesołowska

Support Program(trans_) Period:2018.1.14~3.9

Lee Sujin

Support Program(trans_) Period:2018.1.14~3.9

Su Yu Hsin

Support Program(trans_) Period:2018.1.14~3.9

Fellowship Program Period:29th August - 11th September 2019

Katri Naukkarinen

Support Program(trans_) Period:2018.1.14~3.9


Residence Support “trans_2017-2018″

Residence Support “trans_2017-2018″Report

open digital book



trans_2017-2018 Video Documentaion from AIAV on Vimeo.

Residence Support “trans_2017-2018″'s Record