Artist Residency || 01 Feb to 28 Feb 2023

ASAKUSA is a 40-square-meter contemporary art space committed to advancing curatorial collaboration. Its moniker comes from its location in the heart of the Asakusa area of Tokyo, Japan, a neighbourhood known for fusing traditional Japanese architecture and culture with a bustling commercial district. ASAKUSA opened in 2015, with an aim to co-curate exhibitions with thinkers from diverse academic and cultural fields and to focus on programs which combine community-based initiatives with sociopolitical inquiry. Alongside public programs and exhibitions, ASAKUSA hosts artist talks, discussions, symposia, and occasionally produces publications.

While in-residence, Koichiro Osaka, founder of ASAKUSA, will be tracing critical discourses surrounding Japanese state-funded international exhibitions in Southeast Asia, and how artistic and curatorial practices in the region have negotiated burgeoning questions on cross-cultural diplomacy, postcolonial subjectivity and cultural exchange.

More information about ASAKUSA can be found on their website:




Portrait image on listings page courtesy of Koichiro Osaka.
Hero banner: Photo by Ippei Shinzawa Photography. Courtesy of ASAKUSA.