Arts and Culture
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Youkobo Art Space, Japan
Based in Tokyo with over 12 years of experience of hosting international artists, Youkobo has developed a unique residence program focused on supporting the creative activities of its participants.
Watch a short video showing images of the Youkobo Art Space
While providing an environment conducive to work in the studio, Youkobo has become a vital platform for exchange between artists of different backgrounds and genres through its residency and gallery program. At the same time, it provides opportunities for engagement with the local community and wider art scene through an extensive domestic and international network.
The Youkobo artist residency program aims to give participating artists, curators, and researchers an enriching experience in the realization of their projects/research in Japan.
Participants are selected based on the strength of their proposals and its suitability to the Youkobo facilities, as well as the quality of previous work.
This residency is supported in partnership with Creative New Zealand.
This residency is for people working in the visual arts.
Date: Sept-Nov 2018
How to apply
2018 artist in residence
Uhila plans to connect with the Tongan diaspora who have relocated to Tokyo. “I want to understand the ways in which Tongan culture has adapted to Asian society," he sya. "My focus will be on time: how time is used and how time changes in relation to space and people."
2017 artist in residence
Richard Maloy is an Auckland-based artist who has been an active arts practitioner within New Zealand for over ten years. Maloy employs a multi-disciplinary practice with performativity and process as central ideologies to much of his work. He has previously held residencies in San Francisco and Sydney and has a number of works in collections in New Zealand and Australia. “I am looking forward to experiencing Japanese art and culture in the flesh and to have this feed into the development and creation of new work.”
Deanna Dowling (2016)
Eddie Clemens (2015)