Residency Exhibition

WINDS OF ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2022 Documentation and Expression —Pause, then start moving again

Feb 25, 2023 〜 Mar 5, 2023

▼ Studio and Gallery inside the Artist Cafe Fukuoka 2-5 Jōnai, Chuo-ku Fukuoka city
11:00 – 17:00 *Closed on Feb.27, Monday.
▼ Art Café at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (7F) 3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku
9:30 – 19:30 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Mar.1, Wednesday.

We are delighted to announce the exhibit of new artworks by DOCUPERU [José Baladoand Jimena Mora] (Peru), Shimodera Takanori [TAIYA] (Osaka), and Nagano Sakurako(Fukuoka), the residency artists invited for the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist inResidence program 2022. During their stay for approximately 2 months in Fukuoka from early January, they have been developing their works and projects in different places. This exhibition aims to present the outcome of their residency through documentary film, animation work, and yatai installation born out of their encounters with people and everyday lives in Fukuoka as well as their experience of many pauses, contemplation, recordings, and attempts to express their thoughts through arts.


DOCUPERU (José Balado, Jimena Mora)     Residency Period 1/11 – 3/10

Founded in 2003. José Balado: Born in 1961, Currently lives in Lima, Peru. Jimena Mora: Born in 1979, Currently lives in Lima, Peru. For 20 years since their foundation, Docuperu has produced more than 350 documentary films in Peru and other Latin American countries. They have maintained close relationships with the local people and their history when making films.

–Residency work

“The experience with FAAM has exceeded all our expectations, with the team and the participants. Themes proposed by the groups, show us all the stories in Fukuoka: full of traditions, oral histories and memories. Our shooting location, Ukiha a town surrounded by nature and human connections, is also a place where modernity and tradition meet. Rural life in Fukuoka and Peru are similar, we feel very close.” (DOCUPERU)

“Oh verde, mi querido verde”.2023 Production scenery

DOCUPERU (Jose Balado & Jimena Mora) | Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Nagano Sakurako     Residency Period 1/10 – 3/10

Born in 1989, currently lives in Fukuoka. Nagano has been working to explore the relationships between memories and human bodies, movements and the feeling of empathy. The artist has been working on installation works put together with her animation, as well as creating short animated films.

–Residency work

“While we are slowly getting back to the ordinary life we used to have, I wonder how people spent their time and what was on their mind during this global pandemic. Based on my interviews with the 6 citizens in Fukuoka with different ages and genders, I am working to create my animation developed from their stories.” (Nagano)

“our eyes, our hands, our memories”.2023 (A trailer video)

Nagano Sakurako| Fukuoka Asian Art Museum


Shimodera Takanori  (TAIYA)     Residency Period 1/10 – 3/10

Shimodera has been researching on food stalls in Asian countries since he was a university student, and now works as a food stall (yatai) researcher. While traveling throughout the cities in different countries of Asia, Shimodera observes and records people’s behavior on the streets, and is engaged in practical activities delving into the production and distribution of food stalls.

–Residency work

Moving Roofs

“What is a yatai (food stall)? I am trying to answer this question. A yatai seems to be shaped by the local climate and history, and it is characterized by its roof. In this work, I will consider the ‘moving roofs’ of Fukuoka and Asia that I created with the yatai craftspeople.” (Shimodera)

“Under the Moving Roofs”.2023 (plan diagram)

Shimodera Takanori (TAIYA)| Fukuoka Asian Art Museum