Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency

The Bioart Society, in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Japan and BioClub Tokyo, has run the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency since 2018.  The residency is hosted by BioClub Tokyo in partnership with the Finnish Institute in Japan. The aim of this month-long residency is to establish an ongoing exchange of artists between Finland and Japan working within the art & science field.

Previous fellows include Christina Stadlbauer (2018), Emilia Tikka (2019), Johanna Rotko (2020) and Aaro Murphy (2022). During their residencies, these artists have visited different sites, including art centres, laboratories, factories and developed their ongoing projects in various ways. They have also given presentations and hosted workshop sessions. The residency also offers a lot of networking opportunities with locals as well as with other foreign artists and practicioners stationed in Japan.

 

The BioClub Tokyo is a Community Bio Space in Shibuya. It was started in 2015 by Georg Tremmel, Shiho Fukuhara, Chiaki Hayashi and Mitsuhiro Suwa, it is supported by Loftwork and co-located with the FabCafe MTRL space. The BioClub organises weekly meetings, a range of entry-level hand-on courses and aims to create a playful, yet critical approach to the emerging biotechnologies and their impact on society.

The Finnish Institute in Japan is one of Finland’s cultural and academic institutes abroad. Serving as a link between Finland and Japan, it enables and develops cooperation between actors in science, culture, research and higher education. The Institute is located in Tokyo and organises programmes and projects with local partners, including several ongoing artist residencies for both Finnish and Japanese artists.

Odour, au revoir
Aaro Murphy writes about his experiences in the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency. Murphy had his residency in autumn 2022. This is his fourth and final blog entry.
Guest post | Aaro Murphy | 21 December 2022
A rose by any other name would smell...
Aaro Murphy writes about his experiences in the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency. Murphy had his residency in autumn 2022. This is his third blog entry.
Guest post | Aaro Murphy | 19 December 2022
Enginereed aromas and the smell of...
Aaro Murphy writes about his experiences in the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency. Murphy had his residency in autumn 2022. This is his second blog entry.
Guest post | Aaro Murphy | 14 December 2022
Scent and the City
This is Aaro Murphy's first blog entry of his time spent in the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency during autumn 2022.
Guest post | Aaro Murphy | 13 December 2022
Aaro Murphy selected for the Tokyo &...
Aaro Murphy is an installation artist working with sound, scent, animation, and glass. Murphy will dedicate his residency to researching urban scents found in Japan, aiming to create a library of materials and smells synonymous with the city.
5 August 2022
Open Call: Tokyo Art & Science...
The Bioart Society is calling for Finnish artists or artists based in Finland to apply for a one month art & science research residency in Tokyo, Japan, in autumn-winter 2022. The residency will be hosted by BioClub Tokyo in partnership with the Finnish Institute in Japan.
6 April 2022
Johanna Rotko selected for the Tokyo...
Johanna Rotko is a visual artist working with living materials, mainly with different yeasts. During her residency she will focus on researching colored yeast species that are used in traditional fermentation processes in the Japanese kitchen.
25 June 2020
Open Call: Tokyo Art & Science...
The Bioartsociety is calling for Finnish artists or artists based in Finland to apply for a one month art & science research residency in Tokyo Japan in autumn/winter 2020. The residency will be hosted by BioClub Tokyo in partnership with the Finnish Institute in Japan.
9 January 2020
Emilia Tikka selected for the Tokyo...
Our open call for the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2019 hosted by BioClub Tokyo in partnership with the Finnish Institute in Japan...
7 March 2019
Tokyo Art & Science Research...
OPEN CALL for the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2019 The Bioartsociety is calling for Finnish artists or artists based in Finland to...
7 January 2019
Ceramic Scar Tissue - presentation by...
Dear friends and colleagues, please join us on Wednesday December 12th - 19h at SOLU Space Luotsikatu 13, for the presentation Ceramic Scar Tissue...
3 December 2018
Tokyo Bioart
Tokyo is a city of the future. You can find almost anything you can imagine, I feel. Reaching places by train, takes an hour at least, no matter...
Guest post | Christina Stadlbauer | 4 November 2018