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Artists and Researchers in Residence Program 2015
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.

2015
■Artists
■anGie seah [Singapore]
Born in 1979 and lives in Singapore, She is an artist who incorporates the sound of a community in her installations, involving many people in her projects.

Stay: 20 May 2015 - 28 July 2015
anGie is an artist who incorporates the sounds of a community in her installation, involving many people in her project. In Fukuoka, she will form an orchestra from a local people and perform various sounds with everyday objects. The artist will also host a fun workshop for children.
■Funkografik [Maldives]
Born in 1982 and lives in Male, the Maldives. Funkografik is a freelance photographer specialising in fashion and concept photography.
Stay: 20 May 2015 - 28 July 2015
The artist is a freelance photographer specializing in fashion and concept photograph. In his residency, Funko will join forces with Fukuoka designers and Japanese dressmakers to create a costume incorporating Japanese and Maldivian traditional clothes. He will hold a workshop on photography essentials.
■Chung Ling Jolene Mok [Hong Kong, China ]
Born in 1984 and lives in Hong Kong, China. The artist has taken residential programmes around the world, and specialises in making experimental documentaries about the everyday lives of people.
Stay: 16 September 2015 - 24 November 2015
Jolene is a film artist, who specialises in making experimental documentaries about the everyday life of people all over the world. In Fukuoka, she will create experimental film showing participants dancing in their homes. The artist will conduct a video and photography workshop in which people will film their families.
■JUJU U  [Korea]
Born in 1982 and lives in Seoul, Korea. Incorporating everyday items sold at supermarkets around the world, JUJU's work "Super Museum Project" is created like an item of fine art or craft, normally seen in museums.
Stay: 16 September 2015 - 24 November 2015
Incorporating everyday items sold at supermarkets, JUJU creates objects like an item of fine art or craft, normally seen in museums. Using the packaging from confectionary sold at supermarkets in Fukuoka, she will create Japanese kimonos and fans with Fukuoka Local people. The artist will also hold a Japanese fan-making workshop for children.
■Researchers
■Diana Campbell Betancourt  [USA]
Born in Los Angeles (USA) 1984 and currently lives in Mumbai, India. Since becoming the artistic director of Samdani Foundation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Diana has organised events such as the Dhaka Art Summit and in active as a Mumbai-based curator in south Asia.
Stay: 15 February 2016 - 26 March 2016
Diana will conduct a research on the FAAM Collection and the archive of South Asian art and exhibitions. She will hold a talk about South Asian public art.
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