Artist In Residence Program trans_2007-2008 resident artists information artists will come from January, 2008!

■70 days at AIAV
These two individual artists and an artist group, who were selected out of 329 applicants from 56 countries, will come to AIAV to participate in our international residency program. They're going to stay for 70 days and encounter with different environments, culture, life, and people. They will change those new experiences into energy for their creative process. They will be researching and trying to bring their visions to life. Projects, workshops, meetings, and other events will to be announced from time to time. Let's see worldwide art and culture through our engagement with the resident artists at AIAV !

■Expecting Schedule:
・Communication Program
・Education Program
・Joining the local Event
・Exhibition/Open Studio, e.t.c


Justin Fiske (1973 / lives and works in Cape Town)


1973 born in South Africa
1991 Matriculated from Bishops College Cape Town
2002-03 Foundation School of Art (fine art, printmaking photography & graphic design)
2004 Red & Yellow School of Advertising Graphic design and Art direction
2005-06 University of Cape Town (physics, applied maths, statistics, computer science. Philosophy, English, politics, mathematics)
2005 Production manager on The Women’s Jail Museum at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg
2006 Production manager on Design Indaba Expo an international trade show showing South African design
2006-7 Instructor in Industrial Rope Access at Cape Town School of Mountaineering

"Kinetic Rocks" , Justin FISKE
(C)Justin FISKE

Shin Il Kim (fine art / born in Seoul, lives and works in New York)


1971 born in Seoul
1999 BFA, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2001 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

[Grants and awards]
2007 New York State Council on the Arts, Individual artists grant, New York, USA
2004 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA
Jerome Foundation New York City Media Arts Program Grant, USA
Seventh Annual ALTOIDS Curiously Strong Collection, USA
Smack Mellon Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York, USA
2003 New York State Council on the Arts, State Media Artist Distribution Grant, New York, USA
Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 24), Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
2001 Skowhegan Geraldine R. Dogde Foundation Fellowship, New York, USA

2007 CUE foundation artist in residency program, New York, USA
2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program, New York, USA
2005-06 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien International Studio Program, Berlin, Germany
2004 Artist Studio Residency at Smack Mellon, New York, USA
2003 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s residency at The Woolworth Building, New York, USA
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA

[Solo Exhibitions]
Galeria do Lago / Museu de Republica, Imagem Nao-Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
ARKO Art Centre-Arts Council’s residency at The Woolworth Building, New York, USA
Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Ilju ArtHouse, Seoul, Korea
2004 Insa Art Space – the Korean Culuture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2002 Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
The Prague Contemporary Art Festival “tina b.2007”, Old Aterworks, City Fables, Prague, Chech Republic
Museum of Art Seoul National University, MoA Picks, Seoul, Korea
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Lost in the Woods, Arizona, USA
Today Art Museum, Beiging, China
Saltworks Gallery, This Many, Atlanta, USA
Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Seeing the Invisible, Milan, Italy
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Singapore Biennale 2006, Singapore
Magazine4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
Palau de la Virreina – La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
Kim Chong Young Sculpture Museum, Seoul, Korea
The drawing center, New York, USA
Macy Gallery – Colombia University, New York, USA
Queens Museum of Art, The Gift: Building a Collection
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Marronnier Art Center – The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Portland Museum of Art, Portland Biennial 2005, Maine, USA
ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, USA
Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Asian American Art Centre, New York, USA
Schmidt Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
Smack Mellon Gallery, New York, USA
Gwangju Biennale 2004, Gwangju, Korea
Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, USA
Portland Museum of Art, Maine, USA
2002 Korean Cultural Center, California, USA
2001 Visual Art Museum, New York, USA

Arte Y Naturaleza, Spain
e-flux (e-flux video rental)
Queens Museum of Art, New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Arts Council Korea
Private Collections

left:"Active Anesthesia-the full of square", video installation, 2007
right:"Decorded Love", video installation, 2006
(C)Shin il KIM

Nika Oblak & Primos Novak(fine art / lives & works in Ljubljana, Slovenia)


Nika Oblak
1975 born in Slovenia
2000-2001 guest student in the class of Prof. K. Sieverding, Hochshule, Berlin, Germany
2002 BA in painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2003-05 teacher of drawing, Likovni Salon – Private School for Drawing and painting, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005 MFA in video, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005-06 professor of art Education and Art history, Gimnazija Moste – High School, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1999-present assistant to Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc

Primoz Novak
1973 born in Slovenia
2000-2001 guest student in the class of Prof. K. Sieverding, Hochshule, Berlin, Germany
2002 BA in sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2002-2005 assistant to prof. Marjetica Potrc, Academy of Fine Arts, Design Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006 MFA in sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1999-presennt assistant to Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc


[Grants and awards]
2006 Selection for the international film and video collection, The Timeline Collection, Konstfack, University Collage of Arts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
OHO Award Finalist, Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005 1st Prize, Odprti Termin / Open Call, Likovni salon, Celji, Slovenia

[Workshop, Residencies]
2007 Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como Italy
Artist in Residence, Flaxart Studios, Belfast, Ireland
2005 Artist in Residence, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
2003 Workshop, Visura Aperta Momiano 03, Momjan, Croatia
2001 Workshop, Not Oreste, Montescagliso, Italy
Artist in Residence, Flaxart Studios, Belfast, Ireland

[Solo Exhibitions]
“Teamwork 2”, Luftmuseum, Amberg, Germany
“Rhythmic, Vacalized, Expiratory and Involuntarily Actions”, Galerija Remont, Belgrade, Serbia and Monte Negro
“And Now for Something Completely Differen”t, Galerija P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
“Visual Dislocation”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
“Transmediale – Festival for Art and Media Culture, Living in a Box”, Galerie Zero, Berlin, Germany
“U3 – Terminal of contemporary Slovenian art”, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Open Studio Exhibition”, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
“Prospectif Cinema 2004-2005”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
“The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists”, Vrsac, Serbia and Monte Negro
“25hrs International Art Show”, Barcelona, Spain

left:"The Box", mixedmedia, 2005
right:"We did this and that", photographs, 2005-06

organaizer : Akiyoshidai International Art Village
support : Yamaguchi prefecture, The Yamaguchi board of education, Shuho town, Shuho town board of education, Mito town, Mito town board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education

Artist In Residence Program trans_2007-2008 resident artists information

Date:artists will come from January, 2008!

[The period of Resident artist's stay]
Jan. 10. 2008-Mar. 20. 2008
[introduction of the resident artist's]
Dec. 20. 2008-Jan. 11. 2008


[introduction of the resident artist's]
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Gallery


Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Program : trans2007_2008
50 Akiyoshi Shuho-sho Mine-gun Yamaguchi,754-0511,JAPAN
TEL:+81(0)837-63-0020 FAX:+81(0)837-63-0021

[Message from the artists]

■Justin FISKE
"Big on Japan."
Hello everyone.
I am looking forward to my first Japanese adventure.
On the whole reports have been enthusiastic and optimistic. Along the lines of "you'll love it there!" an "They'll love you there."
There was one caution, though.
"Beware of the tea!", he said.
"Beware of the tea!", he said again.
"I'll say it three times", he said, "beware of the tea!"
"Oh!" said I,"That's a stern warning, Llewellyn." For a man going to study 3rd dan kendo (a martial art involving getting beaten with a bamboo stick) I had expected less caution, perhaps. Nevertheless, advice well taken: two cups & you feel sick, 3 cups & you go to bed with chronic stomach cramps. Something to do with powder, a whisk & dangerous caffeine levels. I look forward to that too.
The other caution was, "learn some Japanese". Llewellyn, had expected to take to Japanese culture like the proverbial carp to water and had found himself floundering abit with the language barrier. So far all know is "konichiwa!" and various Judo terminology. I'm not sure how far shouting "Wazari!" or "Ipon!" is going to get me in a conversation.

In short, I'm wildy under prepared, and wildly over excited to get to Yamaguchi and make beautiful things at Akiyoshidai.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

■Shin il KIM
I was interested in finding frozen things in Akiyoshidai and sharing thoughts with people there to extend the idea of ‘Anesthesia’, a state of numb mentality occurs by confronting overwhelming information and stress derived from unexpected circumstances in our lives, in my work.
Since I see the beautiful nature of Akiyoshidai through photos I am even more curious what kind of life they have there-the nature must affect to the life.
In order to realize my new work, I need to exchange thoughts with people there, so I hope to see their living style and mingle with them to understand how different culture and circumstances forms their life style.
I am very much looking forward to meeting them and spending 70days in Akiyoshidai.

■Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak
We look forward to coming to Akiyoshi and being able to create our project at the AIAV very much. It will be great to get to know a new culture and experience the local life. From what we’ve seen it seems like a place with a beautiful landscape, which has also some similarities to Slovenia, because of its karst terrain. We hope our project will be successful and we look forward to be finally able to realize it, as it is based on an idea, which we already got some time ago.