Artist in Residence

The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre began in December 2001 as a facility centered around the Artist in Residence (AIR) Program, which invites artists both domestic and abroad to stay at the ACAC for a certain period of time to conduct creative activities.
 The ACAC’s AIR Program candidates are selected biannually through both recommendation and public offering, and each program is approximately a three-month residence. In addition, the AIR Program holds a variety of projects, exhibitions, and workshops, which are held throughout the year. While the ACAC’s AIR Program supports artists’ resident productions and exhibitions during their stay, other interactive programs– such as workshops, lectures, and collaborative work–facilitate wide-ranging art experiences for diverse interaction between the actual artists themselves and students and citizens. We aim to contribute to the promotion of art culture and cultivation of art-sensitive persons.

AIR Program


The Beginning of Life/Art: Cloth Weaves Our Times, from Aomori

Exhibition:May 7 (Thu)- August 21 (Sun), 2020



Lively in-between

Exhibition:October 26 – December 8

Residence:September 5 – December 13


Courage in Transience

Exhibition:July 27 (Sat) – September 8 (Sun), 2019, 10:00-18:00, admission free

Residence:May 14 (Wed) – September 15 (Sun), 2019



ISHIDA Takashi “Light on the Arc”

Exhibition:10:00am-6:00pm, April 20 — June 16, 2019/ admission free





Exhibition:October 27 (Sat) – December 9 (Sun), 2018, 10:00-18:00, admission free

Residence:September 11 (Tue) – December 14 (Fri)


Dynamic Garden in Full Motion

Exhibition:July 28 (Sat) – September 9 (Sun), 2018, 10:00-18:00, admission free

Residence:June 1 (Fri) – September 13 (Thu)