Residents / Japan Residency Exchange 2018

  • Kazuya Takagawa

    Japan Residency Exchange 2018

    Kazuya Takagawa is an artist based in Tokyo, Japan. His work often refers to western psychology as well as Japanese society, asking “How you can understand others?; How can you understand other people’s pain?”. He works with performances to camera after setting up for group interaction and reflection. He has exhibited Consensus, 2014, as part of Socially Engaged Art at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, 2014 and Ask The Self at Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo in 2017.

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  • Natsumi Aoyagi

    Japan Residency Exchange 2018

    Natsumi Aoyagi studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and lives in Tokyo. Observing the growth processes of everything from certain insects to familiar people, to plants and to landscapes is at the heart of her work. She aims to incorporate expressive elements, creating the illusion that things appear just as she, the artist, sees them. Some of her processes emulate educational research and observation that would be used by a school pupil to show their investigations into a chosen subject; the artist also includes elements of her own life. Aoyagi is also a Manga writer. Her recent solo exhibitions include Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018; Fuji Diary, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, 2016; and Incubation Diary 2011, 2014-2016, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, 2016.