Lively in-between

October 26 – December 8

Human beings have created everything in a space where there is nothing yet. As if filling the boring space that they have found, they build a town in the field, which expands to a city, and in a developed society, even the gap in time is filled in so that it seems to have flourished. Now people are fed up with their amplified noisiness.
People, on the other hand, have found values in an empty space. They feel comfortable in the margin of pictures and characters, feel the intonation of music by the interval of the sound, and comprehend the depth of literature by reading between the lines. In this way, we are provided with a skill to receive liveliness through our imagination and creativity from the gap that seems to be empty.
In this program, we look into in-betweens with artists who create and express overflowing liveliness with such a skill.

Artists: UTAMURA Hanae、SATO Koichi、Elmo Dylan Kehinde Vermijs、Mira Rizki Kurnia


Mira Rizki KURNIA

Miki Profil

Born 1994 in Bandung, Indonesia. Graduated from the Intermedia Art Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology. She focuses on the sounds generated in commonplace culture and everyday events and is inspired by sound in space, people’s relationships, play, and ready-made commodities.

Selected Exhibitions
2019 “Bandung Contemporary Art Award #6”, Artsociates & Lawangwangi Creative Space, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2018 “XPLORE: New Media Art Incubation Exhibition”, HONF,Jakarta, Indonesia

Clink in the Noise, 2018

Ready Set, 2019

SATO Koichi


Born 1990 in Tokyo. Graduated with his MA from the Tokyo University of Arts. Inspired by anthropology and botany, he creates installations around video and sound. In particular, he is concerned with the relationship between the desires of gardens and horticulture and the history of colonialism, and he presents a new narrative of the exchange between plants and humans.

Selected Exhibitions
2019 “Third Landscape”, Design Gallery / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.
2018 “Crepuscular Gardens”, Shiseido Art Egg Award Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Muntant Variations - Ficus Brutalia, 2018

Muntant Variations - Breeding Institution/Enamor, 2018
“Crepuscular Gardens”, 12th Shiseido Art Egg Award Koichi Sato Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Photo: KATO Ken



Born 1980 in Ibaraki, Japan. Graduated with her MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Aiming to create spaces where individuals and others can encounter each other across countries, races, and different social standpoints, she visits various places on the earth, creating performances, installations, and video with embodiment.

Selected Exhibitions
2018 “Holiday at War”, Shiseido Art Egg Award Exhibition, Shiseido Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “Ontology of Performance: Falls of Niagara”, SOMA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

When a line becomes a circle, 2013

Installation view of "Holiday at War", 2018
photo:KATO Ken



Born 1982 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Graduated at departement of the architectural design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He researches the relationship between space and regenerative production processes in order to generate new perspectives on the use of materials in contemporary society.

Selected Projects
2018 “Grounded”, Terschelling, The Netherlands.
2012–15 “100%Terschelling”, Terschelling, The Netherlands.

Grounded, Soundmirror, 2018
photo: Elmo Vermijs

100%Terschelling Paviljoen, 2012-2015
photo: Gemma van Linden

Curator in Residence Program


Anushka Rajendran
Born in 1988. Anushka Rajendran is a curator and art writer based in New Delhi. She was recently Assistant Curator for the most recent Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. She is also Curator of Prameya Art Foundation [PRAF], a recently established not-for-profit arts organization committed to art education and social practice in India. She is completing her PhD,“Where Lies the Public? Aesthetics of Social Engagement“ at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She hold an MPhil, as part of which she wrote “Installation Art in India: Preoccupations with Trauma”, and an MA in Arts and Aesthetics, also from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. For her curatorial practice, she has been awarded fellowships that supported residencies with the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation), and Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Colombo (by PRAF). Her contribution as an art writer and editor was recognized in 2015 when she received the Art Scribes Award for emerging/mid-career art writers of Indian origin.

Selected Exhibitions
Tayeba Begum Lipi: Vanity Fair, Shrine Empire Gallery, 2019, New Delhi
Paul Wong: Private/Public/Lives, Prameya Art Foundation, 2018, New Delhi
Sue Williamson: Other Voices, Other Cities, Prameya Art Foundation, 2017 New Delhi
Lapses, Harrington Street Art Centre, 2017, Kolkata
Erasure, International Studio and Curatorial Program, 2016, New York

Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University.
Supported by Khoj International Artists’ Association, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan, Aomori Public University Art Club, AIRS.
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2019.