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Artists and Researchers in Residence Program 2016
Aim of the Residence Program

FAAM invites Asian artists, researchers and curators to stay in the museum to engage in various exchange programs with the local community in Fukuoka. Through the residence program, FAAM intends to promote further understanding of Asian arts and cultures, to vitalize local communities, and to be a focal point for exchanging ideas and aesthetics through Asian arts.

Artist, and Researcher/Curator in Residence Program
The program invites artists, and researchers/curators active in Asia to conduct various exchange programs in Fukuoka including art making, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures.

Artist, and Researcher/Curator in Residence Support Program
The program supports artists, and researchers/curators from designated Asian countries who have external funding or who can cover their own expenses to stay in Fukuoka while they create their own work or undertake research.

■Julian Abraham “Togar” [Indonesia]
Born in 1987. Lives in Medan, Indonesia.
Residency Period: 7 September – 5 December, 2016
Julian Abraham “Togar” is an artist, musician, and pseudo scientist. A part of his works include a community-based project that involves many local residents. In Fukuoka, Togar will conduct research locally to make original project in Fukuoka. He is also planning to do a workshop using fermentation techniques.
■Lo Yi Chun [Taiwan]
Born in 1985. Lives in Taipei, Taiwan.
Residency Period: 12 September – 6 December, 2016
Lo Yi Chun creates artworks using banana based on her interest in relationship between human beings and natural environment. In Fukuoka, she is planning to create an installation work using banana and Fukuoka-based plants. She is also planning to do a workshop using banana skins.
■Tessa Maria Tan Guazon [Philippines]
Born in 1973. Lives in Quezon, the Philippines.
Residency Period: 11 January – 21 March, 2017
Tessa Maria Tan Guazon is assistant professor in University of the Philippines-Diliman. She will be researching on installation art and sculpture of Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia using the FAAM collection and archive. She will be giving a lecture on the same topic.
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