Contemporary Art Foundation is pleased to announce
the three finalists for the CAFAA2020 award! The opening of the exhibition is postponed until next spring due to COVID-19 outbreak. Details and new dates will be announced later.
B. 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.
AKI INOMATA graduated with an MFA in Inter-media Art from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008. In 2017, she stayed in New York on an Individual Fellowship Grant from the Asian Cultural Council. Focusing on how the act of “making” is not exclusive to mankind, AKI INOMATA develops the process of collaboration with living creatures into artworks.
Her recent exhibitions include “AKI INOMATA: Significant Otherness” Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (2019), “The XXII Triennale di Milano” La Triennale di Milano (2019), “Thailand Biennale 2018″ Krabi, Thailand (2018) and “Aki Inomata, Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs ?” (Musee de Nantes, France, 2018).
Born in Hyogo, Japan(1979), lives and works in Tokyo
a third-generation Japanese resident of Korean descent
studied at Kyoto Seika University (Master of Fine Art, 2005) Kanazawa has participated in numerous exhibitions and residency programs in Japan and South Korea. In 2013 and 2014, she stayed at Baengnyeong-do known as closest island to North Korea and showed a project work using fences of barbed wire.
Recent major exhibitions include "Erase and See" (Youkobo Art Space / Tokyo / 2018 / solo exhibitions), "Artists in FAS 2018" (Fujisawa City Art Space / Kanagawa / 2018), "Beyond The Sun" (Incheon Art Platform / South Korea / 2019).
Yukihiro Taguchi born in 1980 osaka and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
He travels to the land where he creates and finds materials and wastes that are unique to the place, and uses them to create an installation that suits the situation in the city or in the exhibition space. The process of production, events, performances, etc. are incorporated into stop-motion videos and short films to create works.
The purpose of the Contemporary Art Foundation Artist Award (CAFAA) is to select a promising artist and provide the opportunity to advance their careers. 3 finalists will be chosen to hold an exhibition simultaneously within Tokyo, in which the final Grand Prize winner will be chosen. We are working in partnership with the Delfina Foundation and in addition to the 3 million yen prize money, the Grand Prix winner will receive an opportunity to have a 3month residency at the Delfina Foundation in London.
Application Deadline30 Apr 2020 PM18:00
Artist Residency at the Delfina Foundation (London, U.K.)
Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Born 1965 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Kataoka was Chief Curator at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (1997-2002) prior to the Mori Art Museum (2003-) where she assumed the office of Director on January 1, 2020. Kataoka was also International Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London (2007-2009); Co-Artistic Director for the 9th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2012); and Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). She has been serving as a Board Member of CIMAM [International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art] (2014-) and was appointed the President of CIMAM 2020-2022. Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School of Art and Design Studies; Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts’ Faculty of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts; Chair of Japanese Contemporary Art Committee, Art Platform Japan [Initiative by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan]; and Member of AICA [International Association of Art Critics], Kataoka frequently writes, lectures, and juries on contemporary art from Japan, Asia and beyond.
Photo by Ito Akinori
Curator of Contemporary Art
at the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art
Eungie Joo is curator of contemporary art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art since 2017. She was Artistic Director of the 5th Anyang Public Art Project/APAP 5 (2016) in Korea; Curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (2015) in the United Arab Emirates; and Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brazil. From 2007-2012, Joo was Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum, New York, where she spearheaded the Museum as Hub program, an international partnership of arts organizations to explore artistic, curatorial, and institutional practice.
Joo was curator of the 2012 New Museum Generational Triennial: The Ungovernables, published the Art Spaces Directory (2012), a guide to over 400 independent art spaces from over ninety-six countries, and edited the volume Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (2009). She was commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, organizing the exhibition Condensation: Haegue Yang. Joo was founding Director and Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles.
She received her doctorate from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
photo by Heinz Peter Knes
of Delfina Foundationt
Aaron Cezar is the founding Director of Delfina Foundation, where he develops, curates and oversees its interrelated programme of residencies, exhibitions and public platforms.
In addition to directing Delfina Foundation's programmes, Aaron has curated external exhibitions, performances and programmes at Hayward Gallery Project Space, SongEun Artspace, ArtBo, and Art Dubai, to name a few. As part of the official public programme of the 58th Venice Art Biennale, he conceived the opening week and final weekend performances with Ralph Rugoff.
Aaron is Advisor-at-Large at Art Jameel, one of Delfina Foundation’s strategic partners, and he has been appointed to numerous boards, committees and advisory groups. In 2017, Aaron was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Arts, London.
Credit: Tim Bowditch
All submission materials can be entered and uploaded from the link of this page.
The Open Call is judged in two stages. First, jury reviews applications in which they will select a shortlist of applicants to proceed to the final stage. The final round will take place in October and the winning artist will be selected from the group of finalists.
Delfina Foundation (DF) is more than London’s largest international residency programme – it is a home where the next generation of contemporary artists, curators and thinkers are supported and promoted.
Based in two newly renovated Edwardian houses in central London, DF is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners.
Founded by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees.
Application Deadline30 Apr 2020 PM18:00
*The exhibition is scheduled to be held over 2 weeks.
*The final selection and awards ceremony will be conducted during the 2-week exhibition period.
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