2021/2022 Program Schedule


ACAC will celebrate its 20th anniversaty in December 2021!

April 24(Sat)-June 27(Sun)

■NISHIKAWA©Tomomi Solo Exhibition
Late July―Middle of September

■SHIMAUCHI Mika Solo Exhibition
Late July―Middle of September

■Artist in Residence Full Support Program 2021 : Invisible Connections
September 2 (Thu)―December 8(Tue)
Application period:February 15―March 21, 2021 >>http://www.acac-aomori.jp/public/?lang=en

■Vision of Aomori Special edition —OKAWA Ryo Collection Exhibition
Middle of December, 2021 – February 20 (Sun), 2022

■Artist in Residence Program by MATSUMOTO Mieko
Residence period : Approximate 3 month between April, 2021 to March 2022


Temporary Closure of ACAC for The Year-end and New Year Holidays


The program period of “OPEN CALL: CALL for OPEN” ended on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (Every exhibition finished until December 20). Thank you for your participation and visit to the program.
Our exhibition hall is now closed in preparation for the upcoming projects, however the lounge and outdoor facilities are open as usual.

Aomori Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) will be closed as follows.

〇Facility inspection closed: Sunday, December 27, 2020

〇Closed for New Year holidays: December 29, 2020 (Tuesday) -January 3, 2021 (Sunday)
* From Monday, January 4, 2021, the lounge and outdoor facilities will be open as usual.

The New Year begins with “Commons of Hyogen vol.2, CHITEN’s Work-in Progress Performance, People from Underground”.
It will continue to be cold winter, however we look forward to your visit in 2021.


Postponing “The Beginning of Life/Art” Exhibition Opening


Please be informed that an upcoming ACAC exhibition entitled of “The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori” slated to open on April 11th, has now been postponed so as against the imminent spread and transmission of COVID-19. We are planning to open the exhibition from Thursday, May 7th.
Once the details of the opening are worked out and confirmed, it will be announced on this website, SNS – Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your understanding and attention.


2020 Program Schedule in ACAC


We might unwillingly change program schedule and contents.
Regarding the detail, please check each programs web pages.
Thank you for your understanding.

“The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori”
Exhibition period: April 11 (Sat) May 7 (Thu) – June 21 (Sun), 2020, 10:00-18:00, Admission free, Open all day during the exhibition
Artists: ENDO Kaori(Japan), USUI Yui(Japan), LIN Gieh-Wen (Labay Eyong)(Taiwan)
will invite three artists based in Asia, who have been doing contemporary art projects, using handcraft, craft, and techniques rooted in traditional cultures. They will exhibit new works inspired by culture or history involved in Cloths or Fabrics in Aomori.

“Artisrt in Residence 2020 Open Call:Call for Open”
Program period: June 17 (Wed) – September 22 (Tue),  → Sep. 16 (Wed)―Dec. 22(Tue), 2020
Artists:Now on Screening
Artists from all over the world will be selected and stay in ACAC. They will research, produce works and hold workshop, performance event or exhibition. We will inform when the events will be decided.

“Aomori Triennale 2020″(Co-organize with Aomori City) * discontinuance
Exhibition Period: October 3 (Sat) – November 23 (Mon), 2020
As a part of “Aomori Triennale 2020” which will be held as whole year project by Aomori city, ACAC will co-organize a contemporary art exhibition. (Artistic Director: TSUBAKI Noboru)

The end of November, 2020 – March 2021
We will hold some events such as sound art performance, drama, print making workshop.


Dispatch Japanese artist to Atelie Fidalga


ACAC has dispatched Japanese artist to Atelie Fidalga which is art organization and runs artist in residence in Brazil once a year from 2017.

KAMATA Yusuke (2017/2018) and Funai Misa(2018/2019)was dispatched these 2 years.

You can see their reports from here>>http://www.acac-aomori.jp/category/acacblogen/overseas-dispatching/?lang=en

And for this year, SUZUKI Motomasa will be dispatched from next week and stay in Fidalga for 1 month.

He will research folk art and contemporary art in Brazil.

Overseas dispatching program

period:2020, February 25 – March 21

Venue:Atelie Fidalga (Sao Paulo, Brazil)  http://ateliefidalga.com.br/

Artist : SUZUKI Motomasa http://tsca.jp/artist/motomasa-suzuki/#works

Suzuki’s works at ACAC>>https://www.acac-aomori.jp/wp/work/2018-2-4/?lang=en



February 15th, HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.


ACAC held the workshop “HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.” on 15th February.

This is organized by ACAC and an organization ” Output committee” which consists of teachers of special needs school.

“Output committee” organized the exhibitions in 2015 and 2018, and has kept supporting the expression by the people with disabilities.

Hirano Tomoe is an artist while working for the Tofu pudding making factory, and has down’s syndrome.

She produces colorful drawing with the motif of map, and exhibited huge drawing at “Output exhibition” in 2018.

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This workshop was held with Hirano and the partner facilitator KIDO Hideo who is a teacher at Aomori Daini special needs school.

First, Hirano introduced herself, and show the movie which introduce her life by the interview of her family members and a co-worker.

Her mother and father talked about the time when she was born, and it indicated how she is loved by her family members.



Then, Hirano showed the process of work.IMG_6895IMG_6886


After that, the participants started to work.

They colored the papers which  were photocopied the Hirano’s drawing .

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Finally, Hirano put together the participant’s papers and made big map.

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This workshop originally started at “Runbinii art museum” at  Hanamaki city, Iwate prefecture as “Meeting class project”

This project is that people with disabilities are dispatched as a teacher to the junior high school.

The teacher is an artist and the person with disabilities. However, this project aims to understand the person without any boarder by special skill or disabilities.

“Runbinii ar tmuseum” held this project many times (more than 40 times), and “Output committee” plans to do this at Aomori. This is the first step to them.