trans_2013-2014 Resident Artists (recommended) 19 January 2014 - 14 March 2014

■Events (tba)
- Open studio, 8 February 2014
Come and visit the artists’ working studio and talk to the artists.

- Exhibition 1 March to 9 March 2014

-Opening Reception: 8 March 2014

The exhibition concludes the research and work by resident artists during their stay at AIAV.

Additionally, artists will be having lectures and workshops at the local school and colleges in Yamaguchi.

Also, they will participate in the community events such as “Yamayaki” (burning the dead grass off a hill) on the Akiyoshidai plateau to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.


Chou,Tung-Yen (Visual artist, lives and works in Taiwan)
Chou,Tung-Yen holds a MA in Scenography with distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and a BFA in Theatre Directing from Taipei National University of the Arts. He is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio. Besides working on film & theatre pieces that are performed and screened internationally, he also dedicates to the realm of technology & performing arts. Recently, he just received the award of interactive and new media design in the World Stage Design festival in the UK.

Ian Carlo Jaucian (artist, lives and works in Philippines)
Ian Carlo Jaucian (b.1986) is a Filipino visual artist based in the Philippines. In 2008 he graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts cum laude with a bachelor's degree in painting. He draws much of his inspiration from science, exploring its relationship with visual art through various media which through the years have included paintings, sculpture, kinetic and interactive installations.

Taewon Heo(artist, lives and works in South Korea)
Taewon Heo's works explore and question the nature of art and artmaking. For example, he has been working on themes like a paradox of the uselessness of beauty in function, artistic recreation in accordance with the surroundings and the methods to narrow the gap between life and art. His recent project “May I plant flowers here?” and “家和萬事成”, a site-specific painting installation at Ssangam barbershop, are derived from the same interests.

Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2013

trans_2013-2014 Resident Artists (recommended)

Date:19 January 2014 - 14 March 2014

Exhibition: 1 March to 9 March 2014
Opening Reception: 1 March 2014


Akiyoshidai International Art Village


Exhibition: Entrance Free