Visual artist Indonesia

Julian Abraham “Togar“

2016 Residence Program

Born in 1987. Lives in Medan, Indonesia.

[Residence Program] Sep 7, 2016〜Dec 5, 2016
Julian Abraham “Togar“ Official Website

Activities during the residency

Focusing on Hakata’s history and traditional culture, Togar created the Museum of Takeshi Bonsai in collaboration with Fukuoka-based artists. Togar used an imaginary figure, Takeshi Bonsai, who once lived in Hakata for this project. He is recognizable by his identical afro hairstyle, which was also reflected in the design of various local crafts. The museum collects the objects with his subtle trace and sought to reconstruct the history of Hakata from an anonymous perspective.



14 and 15 November
Bonsai Dance Workshop
Participant: 147 1st grade students, Kasuga Kita Junior High School
Venue: Kasuga Kita Junior High School


17 September
Artist Talk: Previous works and plans in Fukuoka
Participant: 56
Venue: Artists’ Studio
12 November
Asian Arts Air Fukuoka: Gate 04 Jogjakarta, Taipei, Bandung
Participant: 28
Venue: Art Space Tetra (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
Organized by Asian Arts Air Fukuoka
3 December
15th Artist in Residence Exhibition
Participant: 51
Venue: Calamari Inc. (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)


3 December
Participant: 65
Venue: Calamari Inc. (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)

Walking Tour

19 November
Visiting Hakata and Its People Tour
Participant: 28
Venue: Hakata-ku
Collaborator: Hakata Revival Plan


3-25 December
15th Artist in Residence Exhibition
Participant: approximately 2,000
Venue: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum 7F Lobby and Sculpture Lounge
12/3 Calamari Inc. (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)