trans_2013-2014 Resident Artists 19 January 2014 - 14 March 2014

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 205 applications from 55 countries this year and four artists/group were selected to participate in the trans_2013-2014 artist in residence program. The selected artists will stay for 55 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_2013-2014: Residence Support Program

○ Isak Immanuel
(Interdisciplinary / live and work in Unite States) 

○ Joséphine Vejrich
(Illustrator and book artist/ lives and works in Sweden)

○ Nao Yosigai
(Dance and Video / lives and works in Japan)

■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


Isak Immanuel
Isak Immanuel is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, and dancer making work within quotidian spaces, theaters, galleries, and for camera. As a platform to engage local and global questions of place, he founded Tableau Stations (initiated with the project Floor of Sky in 2004). Recent work was at the Attakkalari India Biennial in Bangalore, Dock11 in Berlin, as an Artist Fellow in Japan supported by the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, at the Taipei Artists Village and the Hualien International Artists Workshop in Taiwan, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MADRE) and Fabrica Europa in Italy, CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station Tabor Arts) in the Czech Republic, and at New Langton Arts, Djerassi, and CounterPULSE in the San Francisco Bay Area. The work “Clothes x Sun” was featured in the European dance magazine ballettanz (2009). The work “To” was nominated for the 7th International Choreography Competition no ballet (Germany, 2012).

Joséphine Vejrich
Joséphine Vejrich is a Finnish illustrator and artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. With a poetic and playful approach she uses picture and form as equivalent and supporting elements in her narration.

Nao Yoshigai
Born in1987 
Nao Yoshigai holds bachelor’s degree in dance studies from Japan Women’s Collage of Physical Education, where she started working as a dancer, choreographer, and videographer. Then she studied film and new media at Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently she works actively in video production.

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

Date:19 January 2014 - 14 March 2014

Open Studio: 8 February 2014
Exhibition: 1 March to 9 March 2014
Opening Reception: 1 March 2014


Akiyoshidai International Art Village


Exhibition: Entrance Free