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Residential Port for Art and Youth Activities



Artist-in-Residence is a program which artists are invited to stay
in the area for a certain period of time and create art works through various interaction and conduct accompanying research activities.
At YUI - PORT, there are 2 programs. “Invitation Program”,
which support long-term residence of invited artists who were selected by open recruitment and “Autonomous Activity Program”
which support short-term residential activities of emerging artists.
In 2018 Spring/Summer, two artists who participated in “Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018” will reside.

Staying Artist

Workshop Gallery1


Enpei Ito

Period Of Residence
2018/7/7 (Sat) ~ 7/17 (Tue), 7/21 (Sat) ~ 7/24 (Tue), 7/28 (Sat) ~ 7/29 (Sun), 8/1 (Wed) ~ 8/5 (Sun), 8/9 (Thu) ~ 8/14 (Tue), 8/17 (Fri) ~ 8/19 (Sun), 8/23 (Thu) ~ 8/29 (Wed), 9/7 (Fri) ~ 9/13 (Thu)
Enpei Ito photo

Born in 1976 at Ibaraki Prefecture.
Mastered in oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts.
Exploring new relationships between nature and humans through expressions such as painting, stereoscopic expression, creation of a story world. Received the Utsunomiya Espérer Award in 2017.
In 2020 he will be holding a solo exhibition at the Utsunomiya Museum Of Art.

Chika Ito

Chika Ito photo

Born in 1944 at Tokyo.
Establi shed art workshop “Soudosha” with Kosho Ito in 1972. Participated in exhibitions such as “Kita Kanto Art Exhibition”, “Yokohama BAY’90 Special Exhibition”, “Playful Heart Exhibition”, “Modernity Condition Exhibition”, “Japan / Brazil International Travel Exhibition”, etc.

Miho Takamizawa

Miho Takamizawa photo

Born in 1944 at Tokyo.
Mastered in field of ceramics at Joshibi University of Art and Design.
Presented “KOBAKO” series, a work with narrative theme, using “ceramic” materials.
Exhibit works at Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, set up ceramic works at “Tou no Mori” inside Kasama Geijutsunomori Park, and set up ceramic works with animals and plants as a motif in kindergartens and pediatric hospitals.

Workshop Gallery2

Fumito Urabe

Period Of Residence

Born in 1984 at Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture.
Completed doctoral program at Aichi University of the Arts.
Born and raised in Shin Buddhist temple and grew up under the influence of Buddhism thought from childhood. With the theme that everything flows, he produces sculpture and drawing works from materials he gathered everywhere.
Main exhibitions are "Land Flowing with Honey" Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo) in 2016,
"A Passage of Ancient Red Rice" James Cohan Gallery (Shanghai) in 2014,
Sharjah Biennial 11 (United Arab Emirates) in 2013 and others.

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