Residence Support “trans_2018-2019″


Period:2019.1.9 - 3.14[65days]

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Artist in Residence Support Program “trans_2018-2019″

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 200 domestic and international artists since its open in 1998. This fiscal year we will invite 8 artists from 6 countries. Over the period of 65 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 period9 January(Wed.) – 14 March(Thu.), 2019 [65days]
Events schedule
Open studioArtists invite people to their studio.
27 Jan (Sun.), 2019 14:00-
Opening reception23 Feb (Sat.), 2019
Exhibition24 Feb (Sun.) – 10 Mar (Sun.), 2019

About the selection

Selection through open call
There were 258 applicants from 64 countries for “trans_2018-2019″ program. Three artists mentioned above were selected at the selection committee meeting held at AIAV.
trans_2018-2019 Application Guideline
Recommendation by partnership organization
The below-mentioned overseas partnership organizations recommended one artist each for “trans_2018-2019″ program.
Gyeonggi Creation Center(South Korea), Taipei Artist Village(Taiwan), Grey Projects(Singapore)

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018
●Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
●Supported by Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education, Fukuoka Branch Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Korean Cultural Center Osaka, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
●Partnership Organizations: Taipei Artist Village, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Grey Projects


Mica Cabildo

Support Program(trans_) Period:2019.1.9~3.14

Paul Hommage & Yumi Takeuchi

Support Program(trans_) Period:2019.1.9~3.14

Jiyen Lee
  • Nationality / South Korea
  • Genre / Visual Art

Support Program(trans_) Period:2019.1.9~3.14

Joel Chin
  • Nationality / Singapore
  • Genre / Sculpture, Installation

Support Program(trans_) Period:2019.1.9~3.14


Residence Support “trans_2018-2019″

Residence Support “trans_2018-2019″Report

open digital book



trans_2018-2019 Video Documentation from AIAV on Vimeo.

Residence Support “trans_2018-2019″'s Record