“Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014” Announcing the Three Selected Artists

Announcing the selection of the three artists chosen to participate in “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014,” a program that invites creators of media art from other countries to visit Japan.

With the application period having ended on September 9th, we are pleased to announce the selection of the three artists that have been invited to participate in “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014.”

This project, organized and run once again this year by the Japan Image Council on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, gives talented creators from other countries the opportunity to pursue their art while visiting Japan. It was established in order to contribute to the development of media art in this country through the promotion of international exchange and the educational opportunities for Japanese artists this kind of interaction provides.

This year we invited media art creators between the ages of 20 and 35 from all over the world to apply for this program between July 1st and September 9th, and in response we received 274 applications from 60 countries. Three applicants were selected to participate in the program after a process involving a preparatory selection meeting, first selection committee meeting and second selection committee meeting. These artists will spend 70 days living in Tokyo from January 7th to March 17th, 2014 during which time they will each produce a new work of art while participating in various programs including training sessions, screenings, visits to studios and the ateliers of animation artists, and exchanges with educational institutions.

-Invited Artists (Gender/Nationality/Age*) *As of January 7th, 2014

Michael Frei (Male/Swiss/26)
Ofra Kobliner (Female/Israeli/30)
Tomasz Popakul (Male/Polish/27)

-Invited Artist Profiles

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