AIAV Artist in Residence Support Program trans_2009-2010 resident artists are announced! January 10 to March 20, 2010

■70 days at AIAV
Akiyoshidai International Art Village has supported cultural and philosophical exchange among international artists through the artists in residence program, which has been run every year since its inauguration in 1998.
We received 288 applications from 48 countries this year and three artists/group were selected to participate in the trans_2009-2010 artist in residence program. The selected artists will stay for 70 days at AIAV, Yamaguchi, where they will encounter different environment, culture, life and people. Their fresh encounters will be transformed into new creative artworks. There will be workshops, lectures and other events and also an exhibition of the artworks that they produce at AIAV at the end of their residency.
Please check our website and blog for updates and details of the events.

Selected artists for trans_2009-2010: Residence Support Program

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
(Fine Art / Australia / live and work in Germany)

Valeria Roxana Primost
(Performance / Argentina-Italy / lives and works in Germany)

Takehito Shiina
(Fine Art / Japan / lives and works in Japan)

■Events (tba)
- Open studio
Come and visit the artists’ working studio and talk to the artists.
- School visits
Artists will visit schools and universities in Yamaguchi to give workshop and talk.
- Participation to local activities
Artists will visit to see the local event, such as mountain burning.


Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
Born in Australia, 1971/1974,
Live and work in Berlin, Germany

2004 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Art, University of NSW

[Solo Exhibitions]
2008 SH Contemporary, Best of Discovery, Shanghai in Art
2008 Manual, Galerie Gitte Weise, Berlin
2008 Disrptive Colouration Gallery
2007 Paper Trail, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2007 Primary Producers, Performance Space at Carriage Works, Sydney
2006 Custom Living, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006 Flat Pack, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2005 Home Invasion, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2005 When the Bulls Fight, the Calves get Crushed, Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2004 Deceased Estate, Glashaus Gallery, Weil am Rhein, Germany
2004 Tollgate, Kunst Kiosk Kleinhungingen, Basel, Switzerland
2004 Maintenance, From Space to Place, IASKA, Kellerberrin, Australia
2003 The Cordial Home Project, Artspace, Sydney

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
2009 Once Removed, 53rd La Biennale di Venezia
2009 Terra Nullius, ACC Galerie Weimar and Halle 14 Leipzig, Germany
2009 << || >>, RDFgalerie, Nice, France
2008 Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisben
2008 Leading Lights, Ivan Dogherty Gallery, Sydney
2008 Australian, Casula Powerhouse, Casula, Australia
2008 In the Space of Elsewhere, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London
2008 Nothing of North Unknown, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
2008 Urban Jealousy, Tehran Biennial
2008 Hijacked, Neunplus, Berlin
2008 neo goth: back in black. University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008 Austal fotografijos nakties dalyviai, Kaunas, Vytauto Did_iojo, Lithuania
2007 Air de Berlin, Gallery AVU, Prague
2007 NEW07, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2007 Sink, Universität der Künste, Berlin
2006 Salon, D21, Leipzig, Germany
2006 Adventures with Form in Space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2006 New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2006 Husvild, Galleri Ebbensen, Copenhagen
2006 Boulevart, Kurfurstendamm, Berlin
2005 Maintenance, From Space to Place, IASKA, Kellerberrin, Australia
2005 The Lake Project, Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Gallery, Taiwan
2004 Cult Classic, Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne

Valeria Roxana Primost
Born in Argentina, 1978
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2005 Bachelor of Arts, Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten,
Theater school at the Modern Theatre Dance and SNDO

2009 The Meeting Point Under the Roof, Milano.
2009 The body in transition by Danza Nomade - Freistil, Tanzfabrik - Berlin
2009 Domestic Making with Q Hisashi Shibata at Heinz-Minki, Berlin.
2009 music and dance MEETING - Studio Loos - Den Haag
2009 music and dance MEETING - Trytone Zaal100 - Amsterdam
2009 Höre Ich Tanz! - do I hear dance!. with Bridge Markland, Herrfurthplatz Berlin Neukölln
2009 We You They by Tian Zhiming - China Moves Fabrik Potsdam, Berlin
2009 SIMPLE DUET by Lucky Dreamers, Berlin.
2008 Espacio Intermedio - The Meeting Point at Festival Buenos Aires Danza. Teatro 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires.
2008 Duet with Brenda Waite, Freistil, Tanz Fabrik
2008 Kissing Facts
2008 Born in Spring, Kassel Germany
2008 The body in transition - Danza Nomade with Constanza Herrera. Plaza La Candelaria, Caracas, Venezuela
2008 Born in Spring, Metro Station La Paz and Chacaito. Caracas, Venezuela
2008 Away from the Image, duet with Natalia Torales, Freisteil, Tanz Fabrik
2008 Born in Spring, Ada studio, Berlin

Please see more information on her website:

2007 Kunstenaars en co.- NL
2006 Dance Web Europe 2006 – Impulstanz Festival, / FAPK - NL
2006 Kunstenaars en co. – NL
2004 Uitnodiging op Naam – AHK
2004 Prakticum Generale AHK
2003 Internationalissering Fonds – AHK
2001-2005 Informatie Beheer Groep, Holland

Takehito Shiina
Born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan. 1973
Lives and works in Sendai, Japan

1999 M.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1997 B.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

[Solo Exhibitions]
2006 "Summer Weeds", What's Art Gallery, Sendai
2006 "Starring You", Switch-Point, Tokyo
2004 "Volcanoes Firing Mine", Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg
2004 "Planaria", Ningyo-cho Exhibit Space Vision's, Tokyo
2003 "Slimez Mansion", Free Space Praha, Sapporo
2001 "Hot Spot Plan Report", What's Art Gallery, Sendai
2001 "Hot Spot Plan Report", Temporary Space, Sapporo
1999 "Clay System *Lava Mix*", Yokohama Galleria Bellini Hill, Yokohama
1999 "Call to the Dead", Gallery Tapio, Sapporo
1998 "B.P.", Gallery Natsuka b.p, Ginza, Tokyo

2008- “The Photosynthesizer Hypothesis”, Sendai, Japan
2007- “Urato Drift”, The Urato Islands, Shiogama/Miyagi, Japan
2007 “Kappa Complex”, Ibaraki, Japan
2000- “Kazan-yaki”, Hawaii (U.S.), Hokkaido (Japan), Aeolian Islands (Italy)
1998- “Call the Dead up”, Tokyo, Aomori, Yamagata, Japan

2003 Selected to New Art Competition of Miyagi, Miyagi Prefecture
2003 Prize for Excellence in Kirin Art Award 2003, Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2003 Grand Prize in The 7th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
1995 Ikuo Hirayama Prize, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2009 “Shodoshima AIR 2009 spring”, Syodoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2007 “ARCUS Project 2007 Ibaraki”, Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan

2009 Performance dedicated to Kanji Itoi, "Sendai Street Affair, Korosuna, dandelion in right foot", Sendai
2009 Solo Performance, "Melon in left chest", "Photosynthesizers", Pangaea, Sendai
2009 Solo Performance, "Wild strawberry in left arm", "Mt.Izumigatake/UFO",
2009 "Shinya Takatori 'Our usual nightmare ep' release party" ADD, Sendai
2008 Performance with Judith Egger, "Long Chopsticks", "A Day in a Life -DIAL", ZKMax, Munich/Sendai
2003 Performance with Hiro Ota in his solo exhibition "Sabisirazu", Temporary Space, Sapporo
2003 Performance with Hiro Ota, "Hirou-en (A Garden of Fatigue)", Free Space Praha, Sapporo
2002 Performance "Programming the Slime, Grooming the Robots ", Yuubari Creations Center, Yuubari
2001 Performance with Hiro Ota, "Hot Spot Plan Report", What's Art Gallery, Sendai
2001 Performance with Hiro Ota, "Hot Spot Plan Report", Temporary Space, Sapporo
2001 Performance with Hiro Ota, "Nen Do Nabe", Free Space Praha, Sapporo

Please see more information on his website:

Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, The Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education

AIAV Artist in Residence Support Program trans_2009-2010 resident artists are announced!

Date:January 10 to March 20, 2010

Public Event (tba)
January to February 2010, school visits and workshops
February 2010, AIAV ARTROOM, open studio
March 2010, exhibition of the artworks by resident artists
There will be plenty other events and please check the website and blog for updates and details.


Akiyoshidai International Art Village


Sachiko Uchiyama and Junko Tsukada
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Program : trans_2009_2010
50 Akiyoshi Shuho-sho Mine-city Yamaguchi,754-0511,JAPAN
TEL:+81(0)837-63-0020 FAX:+81(0)837-63-0021