Lively in-between

October 26 – December 8

Human beings have created everything in a space where there is nothing yet. As if filling the boring space that they have found, they build a town in the field, which expands to a city, and in a developed society, even the gap in time is filled in so that it seems to have flourished. Now people are fed up with their amplified noisiness.
People, on the other hand, have found values in an empty space. They feel comfortable in the margin of pictures and characters, feel the intonation of music by the interval of the sound, and comprehend the depth of literature by reading between the lines. In this way, we are provided with a skill to receive liveliness through our imagination and creativity from the gap that seems to be empty.
In this program, we look into in-betweens with artists who create and express overflowing liveliness with such a skill.

Artists: UTAMURA Hanae、SATO Koichi、Elmo Dylan Kehinde Vermijs、Mira Rizki Kurnia


Mira Rizki KURNIA

Born 1994 in Bandung, Indonesia. Graduated from the Intermedia Art Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology. She focuses on the sounds generated in commonplace culture and everyday events and is inspired by sound in space, people’s relationships, play, and ready-made commodities.

Selected Exhibitions
2019 “Bandung Contemporary Art Award #6”, Artsociates & Lawangwangi Creative Space, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2018 “XPLORE: New Media Art Incubation Exhibition”, HONF,Jakarta, Indonesia

Clink in the Noise, 2018

Ready Set, 2019

SATO Koichi

Born 1990 in Tokyo. Graduated with his MA from the Tokyo University of Arts. Inspired by anthropology and botany, he creates installations around video and sound. In particular, he is concerned with the relationship between the desires of gardens and horticulture and the history of colonialism, and he presents a new narrative of the exchange between plants and humans.

Selected Exhibitions
2019 “Third Landscape”, Design Gallery / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.
2018 “Crepuscular Gardens”, Shiseido Art Egg Award Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Muntant Variations - Ficus Brutalia, 2018

Muntant Variations - Breeding Institution/Enamor, 2018
“Crepuscular Gardens”, 12th Shiseido Art Egg Award Koichi Sato Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Photo: KATO Ken


Born 1980 in Ibaraki, Japan. Graduated with her MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Aiming to create spaces where individuals and others can encounter each other across countries, races, and different social standpoints, she visits various places on the earth, creating performances, installations, and video with embodiment.

Selected Exhibitions
2018 “Holiday at War”, Shiseido Art Egg Award Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “Ontology of Performance: Falls of Niagara”, SOMA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

When a line becomes a circle, 2013

Installation view of "Holiday at War", 2018
photo:KATO Ken


Born 1982 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Graduated at departement of the architectural design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He researches the relationship between space and regenerative production processes in order to generate new perspectives on the use of materials in contemporary society.

Selected Projects
2018 “Grounded”, Terschelling, The Netherlands.
2012–15 “100%Terschelling”, Terschelling, The Netherlands.

Grounded, Soundmirror, 2018
photo: Elmo Vermijs

100%Terschelling Paviljoen, 2012-2015
photo: Gemma van Linden

Curator in Residence Program

Anushka Rajendran
Born in 1988. Anushka Rajendran is a curator and art writer based in New Delhi. She was recently Assistant Curator for the most recent Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. She is also Curator of Prameya Art Foundation [PRAF], a recently established not-for-profit arts organization committed to art education and social practice in India. She is completing her PhD,“Where Lies the Public? Aesthetics of Social Engagement“ at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She hold an MPhil, as part of which she wrote “Installation Art in India: Preoccupations with Trauma”, and an MA in Arts and Aesthetics, also from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. For her curatorial practice, she has been awarded fellowships that supported residencies with the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation), and Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Colombo (by PRAF). Her contribution as an art writer and editor was recognized in 2015 when she received the Art Scribes Award for emerging/mid-career art writers of Indian origin.

Selected Exhibitions
Tayeba Begum Lipi: Vanity Fair, Shrine Empire Gallery, 2019, New Delhi
Paul Wong: Private/Public/Lives, Prameya Art Foundation, 2018, New Delhi
Sue Williamson: Other Voices, Other Cities, Prameya Art Foundation, 2017 New Delhi
Lapses, Harrington Street Art Centre, 2017, Kolkata
Erasure, International Studio and Curatorial Program, 2016, New York

Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University.
Supported by Khoj International Artists’ Association, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan, Aomori Public University Art Club, AIRS.
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2019.





Mira Rizki KURNIA(ミラ・リズキ・クルニア)

インドネシア、バンドン生まれ。バンドン工科大学視覚芸術デザイン学部インターメディアアートスタジオ卒業。音が日常のありふれた出来事や文化を通して生成されることに注目し、空間における音響、人々の関係、遊びや市販されている日用品から着想を得て制作を行う。主な展覧会に、”XPLORE: New Media Art Incubation Exhibition” HONF、インドネシア・ジャカルタ(2018年)、”Internet of (No)Things: Ubiquitous Networking and Artistic Intervention” インドネシア・ネットオーディオ・フェスティバル、国際交流基金、ジョグジャ国立博物館、インドネシア、ジョグジャカルタ(2018年)など。

Clink in the Noise, 2018

佐藤 浩一 (さとう こういち)

1990年東京都生まれ。東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科修了。人類学、植物学などから着想を得て、映像と音を中心としたインスタレーションを制作する。なかでも庭園や園芸へそそがれた欲望と植民地支配の歴史の関係に注目し、植物と人の交流の新たな物語を提示する。主な展覧会に「Crepuscular Gardens / 半開花の庭」資生堂ギャラリー、東京(2018年)、「第三風景」金沢21世紀美術館デザインギャラリー、石川(2019年)など。

Muntant Variations - Breeding Institution/Enamor, 2018

Muntant Variations - Ficus Brutalia, 2018
以上全て「資生堂ギャラリー 第12回shiseido art egg 佐藤浩一展」

宇多村 英恵 (うたむら はなえ)


Wiping the Sahara Desert(サハラ砂漠を拭う),2010

Holiday at War(戦争と休日)会場風景より,2018 撮影=加藤健

Elmo VERMIJS (エルモ・フェアメイズ)


Grounded - Soundmirror, 2018  photo: Elmo Vermijs

100%Terschelling Paviljoen, 2012-2015 photo: Gemma van Linden


インドにある、現代美術/美術家団体、khoj International Artist Associationの推薦を受けたインド人キュレーターのアヌシュカ・ラジェンドランが滞在し、青森県内を中心としたリサーチと学校訪問*を行います。

Anushka Rajendran(アヌシュカ・ラジェンドラン)
1988年生まれ、ニューデリー在住。キュレーター、ライター。ジャワハルラール・ネルー大学芸術・美学校博士課程に在籍中。近年の活動として、コチ・ムジリス・ビエンナーレ2018のアシスタントキュレーター、プラメヤ芸術財団(PRAF)のキュレーター(2019~)を務める。また、2016年にニューヨークのISCP(International Studio& Curatorial Program)、2015年にコロンボのシールサ国際アーティスト・コレクティブにレジデンスプログラムで滞在。2015年、インド出身の新進/中堅美術ライターとして「アート・スクライブス・アワード」を受賞。

主催:青森公立大学 国際芸術センター青森(ACAC)
協力:Khoj International Artists’ Association、AIRS、青森公立大学芸術サークル
後援:オランダ王国大使館(Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan)、インドネシア共和国大使館(Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan)
助成:平成31年度 文化庁 アーティスト・イン・レジデンス活動支援事業