Exchange ―Planting the seed

October 26 – December 15, 2013 10:00-18:00/admission free

The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) has decided the theme for the 2013 Artist in Residence program: "Exchange―Planting the seed." The 'Artist-in-Residence' (AIR) program expects artists to have firsthand experiences that would otherwise be impossible during short stays such as sightseeing and exhibitions. The experiences had by living and working at the ACAC for a designated period of time are meant to contribute to the development and deepening of AIR artists' projects. Conversely, AIR is also expected to be a means of contact with novel experiences and new ways of thinking through the artists and their work. Much more than personal interaction and cultural exchange, this means contact with something deeper, which is why we expect that seeds of coming creations will be planted in each other to bud and bloom somewhere, someday. These could be called chance encounters filled with opportunity to reconsider and relativize each other's values and what is taken to be common sense. The premise of AIR is based on interaction but extends beyond it; it develops around the theme of creative exchange by thinking again about what we can do through recognition and what lies beyond the interactions we have.



1976       born in St.Georgen, Schwarzwald, Germany.
2000-2006  Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany.
2006-2007  Master of Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London, UK.

Selected solo exhibitions
2011 "Tout est construit", CEAAC, Strasbourg, France.
2010 "Second nature", Gallery Muro, Genève, Switzerland.
2010  Kunsthalle, Mainz, Germany.
2009 "Vollversammlung", Wewerka Pavillon 2, Münster, Germany.
2009 "Tower blocks and tunnels", Bearspace, London, UK.

Selected group exhibitions
2013 "Preview", Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, Korea.
2012 "Containing the possible", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.
2011 "Burgers Simultanhalle", Simultanhalle, Köln, Germany.
2010 "New German ART", German Embassy, London, UK.
2009 "On concrete", Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan.
2008 "me, myself and city", The National Art Studio Changdong, Seoul.
2007 "Allotment", sevenseven contemporary art, London, UK.
2003 "9. Triennale der Kleinplastik", Fellbach, Germany.



KONG SERIES, 2008 - 2010


1981 Born in 1981, Kyoto, Japan.
2005 Kyoto City University of Arts, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture
2005 Royal College of Art, Sculpture department, Exchange program
2007 Kyoto City University of Arts, M.A. Fine Art Sculpture

Selected Exhibitions
2013 "SHISEIDO artegg 'TSUYOSHI HISAKADO'", SHISEIDO gallery, Tokyo, Japan. (Solo)
2013 "what(n)ever", coop-KITAKAGAYA, adanda-OSAKA, Japan.
2012 "Rokko Meets Art 2012", Mount Rokko National Park, Hyogo, Japan.
2012 "AME To Quantize", Antenna Media, Kyoto, Japan.
2011 "Exhibition as Media 'SHINCHIKA SHINKAICHI'", Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe, Japan.
2005 "Kyoto City University of Arts, Degree Show", Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan.
2006 "via", gallery sowaka, Kyoto, Japan.
2005 "Kyoto City University of Arts, Degree Show", Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan.
2004 "Kobe Art Annual 'TONARINOMADO'", Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe, Japan.

Collaboration Work
2002-  Formed SHINCHIKA.

Go Back to the Future, 2013

Saturday, Work. Sunday, Picnic, 2013 photo: KORODA Takeru


1977 Born in Ehime, Japan.
1999 Graduated from Ehime University.

Selected solo exhibitions
2013 "a day, unsung"(The Quiet Addition to The Sonic City and BLINDSIDE Sound Series), BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, Australia.
2012 "[DUO_coffee shop] with Theo", Roji to Hito, Tokyo, Japan.
2011 "voices –feather composition-", Proteus Gowanus and Reanimation Library, NYC, U.S.
2009 "wind place", GENDAI HEIGHTS Gallery Den, Tokyo, Japan.
2008 "HIKARI -the light-", temporary alternative space, Tokyo, Japan.
2006 "windows of my heart", INAX Gallery , Ishikawa, Japan.

Selected performances and performance /installation
2013 "Violence and Form Parade in Me", CIQ plaza, Kanagawa, Japan.
2012 Trans Art Tokyo presents "Burning Shadow of a Man, Kanda Community Art Centre Organizing Committee, Tokyo, Japan.
2012 "yes, me", YES Theater and refugee camps, Palestine.
2012 "before and behind", Unnamable Works #2, RAFT, Tokyo. (solo)
2011 "ENERGY", CRS and Proteus Gowanus, NYC,U.S. (solo)
2011 "Love Letter", CRS, NYC,U.S. (solo)
2010 "LETTERS", w. Makoto Matsushima, Theatre ZERO, Seoul, Korea.
2010 "Spring Storm", w. Keiji Haino, Lady Jane, Tokyo, Japan.
2010 "bone and pages", Lady Jane, Tokyo, Japan. (solo)
2009 "IRIS", GENDAI HEIGHTS Gallery Den, Tokyo, Japan. (solo)
2007 "crossing vision", Italian Cultural Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

hikari, 2008 photo: SUZAKI Takayoshi

Knitting Orchestra, 2008


1984 Born in Weimar, Germany.
2011 Magister Artium in Japanese studies, comparative literature and journalism at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Selected Exhibitions
2013 "to. be", Gallery Giomisti Kefali, Sifnos, Greece.
2013 "Through the Looking Glass", Art Space Tetra, Fukuoka, Japan. (solo)
2012 "International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2012", Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy.
2012 "Platform Project" (Performance with Movement & Sound Improvisation), Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2010 "Kofu Art Festival 2010", Yamanashi, Japan.
2010 "Begehungen Chemnitz No.7", Chemnitz, Germany.

körperkosmos (berlin buddies), 2012/2013.

[ʤɨtaʧɔ’ɾɔɸiː] , 2013.

Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori Public University
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2013








1976年ドイツ、シュヴァルツヴァルト生まれ、ケルン在住。ゴールドスミス・カレッジ修了。自然、都市、個人、環境、建築物との関係性を参照しながら、都市環境の中から素材を見つけ、ユーモラスなオブジェや人工建造物に対する身体的な経験や反応を素材として作品制作を行う。2013年にストラスブルグのCEAACで個展「Tout est construit」(フランス)を行うほか、「Preview」、インチョン・アート・プラットフォーム(2013年、韓国)、「On concrete」、トーキョーワンダーサイト(2009年、東京)などに参加。


KONG SERIES2008 - 2010

久門 剛史 (ひさかど つよし)

1981年京都市生まれ、東京都在住。京都市立芸術大学大学院美術研究科彫刻専攻修了。音や光、立体を使った作品を制作。様々な音や現象を採取し、空間に物語を埋め込んだような作品を制作している。2013年に資生堂ギャラリーにて個展「SHISEIDO artegg 久門剛史展」(東京)を行うほか、「六甲ミーツアート2012」、 六甲山(兵庫、2012年)などに参加。また、2002年よりSHINCHIKA(シンチカ)のメンバーとして、サウンドとインスタレーションを専門に、「Exhibition as Media " SHINCHIKA SHINKAICHI "」(神戸アートビレッジセンター/2011年、兵庫)などに参加している。

Go Back to the Future2013

Saturday, Work.Sunday, Picnic.2013年 photo: KORODA Takeru

山崎 阿弥 (やまさき あみ)

1977年愛媛県生まれ、東京都在住。声のアーティスト、映像・造形作家。声で空間の響きや陰影を感得し、インスタレーションやパフォーマンスによってその濃淡を引き出したり/失わせたりすることを試みる。「a day, unsung」(2013年、オーストラリア)、「[DUO_coffee shop] with Theo」(2012年、東京)などの個展・ソロ作品以外に、河村美雪演出「形と暴力が私をパレードする」(2013年、神奈川)、生西康典演出 「燃える人影」(2012年、東京)、日英合作エイブルアートオンステージ「stepping stones」(2007年、東京)など舞台作品への出演、オリジナル・ユニット「編み物オーケストラ」など分野を亘り共創する。

《光 -hikari-2008年 撮影:須崎隆善



1984年ドイツ、ワイマール生まれ。ライプツィヒ大学卒業。コンセプチャルな構造のうちにミニマルな美しさをもつ造形に関心をもち、思想と現実の間にあるギャップを作品によって表そうとする。「to. be」Gallery Giomisti Kefali(2013年、ギリシャ)、「International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2012」、Art Gallery Le Logge(2012年、アッシジ)などのグループ展に参加するほか、2013年に福岡のアート・スペース・テトラでの個展「Through the Looking Glass」や「甲府のまちの芸術祭」(2010年、山梨)など日本での活動も多数。

《körperkosmos (berlin buddies)》、2012/2013年

《[ʤɨtaʧɔ’ɾɔɸiː]》 、2013年

主催:青森公立大学 国際芸術センター青森[ACAC]