Researcher / KUNCI Cultural Stadies center, Yogyakarat, Indonesia
Artist, Skateboader, Street writer / Kitakyushu, Japan
Artist collective / Yogyakarta, Indonesia
BAKUDAPAN is study group that discuss ideas on food. We believe that food not merely about filling the stomach. Moreover food are not restricted about cooking, history, conservation and the ambition to introduce it to the world. For us food can be an instrument to speak about broader issues, such as politics, social, gender, economy, philosophy, art, and culture.
As a study group we were open for those who would like to join with our projects and activities, despite the difference of backgrounds. The main scheme in our projects is to do cross reference and research about food, which have trajectory between art, ethnography, research and practice. In doing research, we interested to explore and experiment with the methods and forms, from arts (performance, artistic setting, exhibition, etc) to daily life practices (cooking, gardening, reading, etc). As a reflection process and our intention to generate and share the knowledge, we produce a journal in every projects and actively train ourselves to writes in our website.
Website : www.bakudapan.com
Artist / Bangkok, Thailand
Eiji Sumi was born in Tokyo in 1970. Graduated from Rikkyo University in Tokyo. Sumi moved to New York in 1994 where he pursued his career in art and design. Sumi's mix media approach explore research in materials, contextualizing digital media, lighting into various form and ideas. Using combine method into various experience art installation, variety of experiments in environment probing the relationship between art and science. Sumi also keen on urban landscapes that He creates both analogue and digital art works with urban environment and issues. Sumi has worked in New York as an artist and was commissioned byvarious clients in design. During his time in New York, Sumi gained attention with his projects ranging from mixed-media and light installations to painting and drawing. He has held numerous exhibitions internationally including the Art Festivals and and has been curated by Eric Shiner, Helen Homan Wu, Brian Curtin, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Keiichi Miyagawa, LynoVuth, Ni-kun amonst others. Sumi was also shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Award 2016 Hong Kong. Sumi moved to Bangkok in 2012, and is a lecturer in Chulalongkorn University’s International Communication Design Program (CommDe), part of the university’s Faculty of Architecture and have been producing numerous exhibitions within Asian region and elsewhere.
Artist, Film maker / Bangkok, Thailand Chulayarnnon Siriphol was born in 1986. He is interested in exploring new possibilities in creating moving images. He is thus working between the role of a filmmaker and an artist, using video as a medium. His works range from short film, experimental film, documentary to video installation which are in-between personal memory and social memory, documentary and fiction, reality and supernatural. Through these pieces, he questions the belief of virtue and ideal through sarcasm, illusions, and his own sense of humor. His short film Vanishing Horizon of the Sea won Special Mention from the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival. His other short films have been screened in many film festivals, for example, The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2005), Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan (2011), The 11th International Film Festival Hannover, Germany (2011), Arkipel: Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia (2015). He has solo exhibitions, Ghost Orb, Eat Me Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand (2011), Behind the Painting, curated by Hiroyuki Hattori, the Art Centre, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2015), Museum of Kirati, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2017) and group exhibitions, The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan (2014), 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2015), Aún (Still/Yet) - 44 Salón Nacional de Artistas, curated by Inti Guerrero, Pereira, Colombia (2016), Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hongkong (2017), Enigmatic Majorities, The Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne, Germany (2017). His latest short film, PLANETARIUM, premiered at 2018 Cannes Film Festival from May 8-19, as part of 10 YEARS THAILAND, a feature film by 4 Thai directors (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat and Chulayarnnon Siriphol) in the Special Screenings section at Soixantième Theatre. This section of the program pursues political and social issues. Now, he is currently living and working in Bangkok.
Researcher / Fukuoka, Japan
Fumiwo Iwamoto is a researcher/writer, translator/interpreter, a university lecturer, and a curator. She currently works at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and joins various neighborhood-based art projects in Japan. She has also been researching the post-80s regional art scene in Fukuoka and contemporary Asian art with a specific interest in regional networking. She has been following Hotel Asia Project since the beginning and has taken a part in a form of writing an essay or giving a talk.
Artist / Kitakyushu, Japan
Born in 1980, Gen is an artist based in Kitakyushu, Japan, and a member of GALLERY SOAP since 2004 (2004 - 2015: assistant director, 2016 -: curator). As an artist, he works with various media, images, movies, sound and text spread in the internet and real world. Taking such information as source of his work and re-mixing them, he attempts to shift contexts slightly and give different aspects. Ongoing projects include "HOTEL ASIA PROJECT", a continuing project in collaboration with an artist Keiichi Miyagawa since 2011 (http://hotelasia.cc/). "E87", web and free magazine project in collaboration with an artist Hisao Sotoda since 2013.
Curator, Researcher / Tokyo, Japan
Haruka Iharada is an independent curator. Born in 1991, Okinawa Japan. Her areas of interest include art movements and alternative culture, the projects organized by her include exhibitions, film screenings related to her filed in Asia and Okinawa. She recently works on the filmmaking project and screening tour in six cities across Asia , the co-director of film “Constellation”（2015）with Keijiro Nakamori. The curator of exhibition “The more beautiful it becomes”（2016 Maruki garalley, Saitama Japan） , the Pavilion director of “Barrak: survives” （2018, Bangkok Biennial 2018）. Also, she is working as a Research Associate in Tokyo University of the Arts.
Director of medo space / Vienna, Austria
Curator, Researcher, Currently living in Vienna, Austria
Ph.D., University of Vienna
Artist, Director of AIK and GALLERY SOAP / Kitakyushu, Japan
Miyagawa has been running an artist-run-space called GALLERY SOAP since 1997 in Kitakyushu, Japan and has organized many curatorial projects and music events including The Kitakyushu Biennial, co-curated with Takuji Kogo, he is also running an online-based candy factory project internationally, and Yoshitaka Mouri, sociologist, a professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, and has been organizing another project called “HOTEL ASIA” started in Kitkayushu 2011. And he also have curated solo exhibitions of following artists: Dan Graham (USA), Peter Halley (USA), Philip Horst (Germany), Federico Baronello (Italy), Jesper Alvaer (Norway), candy factory (Japan), Hiroshi Fuji (Japan) and so forth.
Keiichi Miyagawa is also a member of artist collective named SECOND PLANET. His works have been presented at Tokyo University of the Arts 2017, Aichi Triennale 2016, LP Art Space in Chongqing 2016, Bangkok University Gallery 2015, Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong 2014, The Kitakyusuh Biennial 2013, The Taegu Photo Biennial 2012, ZK/U Berlin 2012, Hotel Asia Project at Organhaus Chongqing 2012, Maebashi Media Festival 2012, International Curators Forum YOKOHAMA 2011.
Artist, Photographer / Bangkok, Thailand
Miti Ruangkritya (1981) is a Thai based photographer and visual artist. Miti was a Selected
Winner by the Magenta Foundation for Emerging Photographers (UK) in 2011. He was
featured as an emerging artist at Bangkok University Gallery in 2014. Additionally he was
shortlisted for Kassel Book Award in 2015 and nominated for Prix Pictet in 2015-16. In
2016 he was selected as one of the finalists of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
Exhibitions in 2016 include Omnivoyeur - a visual and sound project (Bangkok Art and
Cultural Centre), Dream Property (Bangkok CityCity Gallery), The Archive as
Conversation (Singapore Photography Festival), Urban Reflections: Contemporary Thai
Photography (Otterbein University, US) and Landscape: Hotel Asia Project, (University of
the Arts, Tokyo). In 2017 he was part of Arts Initiative Tokyo/Backers Foundation
Residency Programme. Exhibitions in 2017 include Shaping Voices, Silent Skies (Tomio
Koyama/8, Tokyo) and After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art
(Samstag Museum, Australia). In 2018 his exhibition includes Sathorn Sunset (WTF,
Bangkok) as part of exposed up-and-coming artists project by the Art Centre of Silpakorn
University. He is producing 3 books this year including a book for onestar press (France).
Curator of Organhaus / Chingqing, China
Born and raised in Hunan and living in Chongqing, Ni Kun is an artist and the co-founder of the non-profit organization Organhaus Art Space. The art interaction in the background of rapid urbanization in China and globalization is his concern, which he uses as tools to reflect the circumstance by developing series of experimental art practices refer to "City and Reconstruction". Recently his curating works include: Forum: "Under-Construction/Reconstruction as the “Imagination” of Social Practice: Projects on Social Art Practice by Artists in Asia" (The Rockbund Museum; Curator); 6-week thematic studies in Fukuoka Art Museum as a researcher; Daily Farm: Video Art Exhibition on the New Silk Road 2014 (Sinkiang Contemporary Art Museum; September 2014, Curator); "Play City: Sm-art C&V" Forum (April 2015)
Artist, Musicain / Bangkok, Thailand
Pisitakun Kuantalaeng was born in 1986 and raised in Thailand. He studied fine art at B.F.A.
Sculpture, Department Of Fine Arts, King-Mongkutʼs Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang,
Bangkok, Thailand. He has lived and worked in Bangkok.
Pisitakunʼs work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in 2012 at Nuova (Arte) Povera
at Osage, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. He was offered a position as an artist-in-residence in the
JENESYS program in 2011 at Beppuproject in Japan and also worked as an artist-in-residence
at Busan in South Korea in 2010. From 2010 to 2011 he contributed to a project titled Museum
Serve through the BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Center), creating portable art spaces
featuring motorcycle taxis. In 2012, Pisitakun created a project titled Debate Room at the Politics
of Me exhibition at BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Center).
Artist, Photographer / Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Rangga Purbaya (B. 1976), studied photography at the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Yogyakarta. In 2002, He was among the co-founders of Ruang Mes 56: initially a frugal student art space that developed into one of Indonesia’s best-known laboratories of photo-based art emphasizing an exploratory and experimental approach. His main interest in photography is history, particularly family history. He has made several projects about issues relating to 1965’s genocide in Indonesia that he has been working on since the last 4 years. “Investigating Boentardjo” project is about his grandfather who disappeared in 1965's chaos. Curently he is working on a project about violent sites from the past which later changed its function, because the people living around these sites often do not know or deliberately ignore the history of these sites.
Artist collective (Hisao Sotoda and Keiichi Miyagawa) / Kitakyushu, Japan
Hisao Sotoda is a member of artist collective Second Planet in collaboration with Keiichi Miyagawa. They produced OUR SONG, Collection of youtube clips playing the Japanese national anthem "Kimigayo" by amateur musicians, for Daegu Photo Biennial 2012 and Kitakyushu Biennial 2011. Their works are presented at Fukuoka city Museum for Arts, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
Keiichi Miyagawa is also a member of artist collective named SECOND PLANET. His works have been presented at Aichi Triennale 2016, Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong 2014, The Kitakyusuh Biennial 2013, The Taegu Photo Biennial 2012, ZK/U Berlin 2012, Hotel Asia Project at Organhaus Chongqing 2012, Maebashi Media Festival 2012, International Curators Forum YOKOHAMA 2011.
Artist / Naha, Japan
Artist / Naha, Japan
Artist / Chongqing, China
born in 1968, Graduated in Sichuan Fine Art Institute High School in 1985, and fine art department at Sichuan Fine Art Institute in 1997, he had been embarking on interior and landscape design until 2007 when he stared to become an artist. In 2009 he changed his direction from painting to concerning Changjiang Electric Factory where Tongyuanju (Cooper Cash Manufactory) lies, including works 16.9M2 in 2011 and Travel Plan in 2012. Starting from 2013, the Tongyuanju Photography Plan and Model Room Plan are still ongoing. As long-term intervention projects, it will be continuing until all the workers moved.
Sociologist, Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts
Dr. Yoshitaka Mōri is Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. His research interests are postmodern culture, media, art, the city and transnationalism. His publications include Street no Shiso (The Philosophy in the Streets) NHK Publications, 2009 and Popyurā Myūjikku to Shihonshugi (Popular Music and Capitalism) Serica Shobō, 2005/2012 (in Japanese) and “J-Pop Goes the World: A New Global Fandom in the Age of Digital Media” Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music, T. Mitsui (Ed), Routledge, 2014, and “New Collectivism, Participation and Politics after the East Japan Great Earthquake”, World Art, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 5/2, 2015 (in English).