Asialink Arts has been supporting inbound residents to Australia since 1999. Please click on the years below to view past residents’ profiles.

  • 2018

    Dias Novita Wuri is an editor of alternative website, for which she writes non-fiction features. Her first book, Makramé, was published in September 2017. Dias was selected as one of 15 Indonesian Emerging Writers by Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in 2014. Whilst at Varuna and West Words she undertook research for a novel about war and women, particularly as it relates to Korean-Australian and Japanese-Australian communities. Dias also participated in the Sydney Writers Festival as part of her exchange.

    Taipei based ceramist Hsian Jung Chen graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2011. Hsian has had solo exhibitions at Pon Ding, Trends and Taimo galleries in Taipei. His work has been included in group exhibitions internationally including Paris, New York, Frankfurt and Bangkok. While based at Fremantle Hsian created a new series of ceramic sculptures and installations made with found objects. This new body of work developed from Hsian's focus on captialism and how it has been changing people's lives locally and internationally.

    Chisa Kobayashi has completed studies at ARS Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (2014 & 2012) and Tokyo International Glass Academy (2009). She exhibited at Biennale TOYAMA (2017), Art in Park Hotel Tokyo (2016), Yorozu Gallery Japan (2015) and Art Fair Toyama 2014 where she was awarded a special prize in the Art Award Glass Section. While on exhange Chisa created a number of new large scale works. Chisa presented her new work in the solo exhibition 'In Paradise of Inside the Fence' at Canberra Glassworks July 2018.

    Paula Acuin is a curator who has wide knowledge of contemporary art in the region, and an in-depth knowledge of film and video. She currently teaches at the College of Saint Benilde's School of Design and Art (SDA) and is pursing her MA at the University of the Philippines. Paula participated in the Asialink Curatorial South East Asia Exchange. Based at SAMSTAG, Paula worked closely with the curatorial team and shared her own expertise through participation in public programs. Paula and Samstag curator Gillian Brown shared their thoughts and experiences post exchange in a conversation published by OCULA.

    Asialink Arts through its Global Project Space initiative facilitated a visual arts exchange between Japan and Australia in partnership with BigCi, 3331 Arts Chiyoda and Move Arts Japan. Japanese artist Shujiro Murayama spent seven weeks at BigCi located in Bilpin, the Blue Mountains, NSW. Here Shujiro created new works and particpated in public programs. Including the BigCi Open Day December 15, personally leading visitors through workshops and hand-on demonstrations.

  • 2017

    The Residency Program is made possible by the generous support of our funders. In 2017 Asialink Arts awarded residencies to 33 individual artists, supporting 28 Australian arts professionals to Asia. Five inbound residencies were awarded to artists from Japan, Taiwan, India and Korea.


    Rui Mizuki is a Kyoto based artist who interprets the urban environment through drawing and sculptural photography. Mizuki will spend three months at RMIT SITUATE, making use of RMITs extensive facilities and presenting new work. This residency is part of a new Creative Industries Exchange between Tokyo Wonder Site and RMIT.

    While in residence ceramic artist Alice Lin will experiment with local clays and produce new ceramic sculptures. Her residency is part of the ongoing Fremantle Arts Centre-Taipei Artist Village exchange.

    Glass artist Ayano Yoshizumi will be based at Canberra Glassworks for six weeks. Treating her sculptures as three-dimensional canvases, Yoshizumi will combine Fauvist influences with glassblowing techniques to create a series of new objects. Her residency is part of a three-year exchange between Canberra Glassworks and Toyama Glass Studio, Japan.

    Abhishek Hazra will extend his interest in the history of science by conducting a series of biochemical experiments at SymbioticA. Based in Bangalore, Abhishek Hazra has exhibited at high profile institutions and events such as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Science Gallery, Dublin, Reykjavik Art Museum and MAXXI Museum, Rome.

    Korean artist Heo Subin’s artistic practice is based around the exploration of light, which he expresses through sculptures, installations and photographic light boxes.  Heo Subin will spend 10 weeks at Art Space before joining Australian artist Khadim Ali at BigCi in the Blue Mountains.

  • 2016

    Timoteus Anggawan Kusno works with various mediums including drawing, photography, performance, video and installation. Through twists of magical and realistic elements embodied in his work, he investigates histories that can be reimagined. Nominated for Best Emerging Artist Using Drawing, Prudential Eye Award Contemporary Asian Art 2014, Timoteus was also commissioned as a concept artist for 2014 Indonesia's Documentary Film Festival. In 2015 he was selected as a resident artist at ARCUS Project, Japan to conduct research and artistic experiments around ideas of remembering and forgetting.

      Yiyun Chen is an artist/designer who lives and works in Shanghai. Drawing and film are the main mediums of her narrative works, which are often based on fictional scenarios, aiming to provide alternative perspectives by raising questions through proposing critical concepts. She is interested in the realms where design, psychology and medicine connect, and her current work is concerned with disease and the medical psychology of the human body. At SymbioticA she spent time researching the biological level of her speculative design project that transforms illness into forms of productivity.

      Liu Yao-Chung is an artist and writer. He graduated from Tunghai University in 2009 with a Master in Fine Arts. Yao-Chung has exhibited extensively throughout Taiwan, and in 2013 undertook a residency with Art Center Ongoing in Tokyo. In 2014 he was selected for the Free Art Fair Award, and in 2013 was nominated for the Young Artist Taipei Award. Yao-Chung’s practice references pop culture by combining language and images inspired by movies, books and historical documents. His work is often imbued with a sense of playfulness, humour and irony that critiques the notion of ‘high art’. Yao-Chung used his experiences of daily life in Fremantle towards the development of new multidisciplinary works.

        Takeyoshi Mitsui is a professional glass artist, specialising in glass blowing and experienced in the conceptual development of artistic projects and commissions. On a recent project for the new Toyama Glass Art Museum Takeyoshi managed a team of Japanese artists working with renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s studio.  He has travelled to various countries, including India, applying his experiences to his art works. At Canberra Glassworks Takeyoshi developed new work informed by his experience of Australian nature.

          Takayuki Ito studied bioscience at the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology and media art at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. After graduating, Ito joined the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]’s founding team and worked as a sound engineer, programmer and technical director for works created at YCAM. Based in New York in 2009, the artist became involved in the development of ‘EyeWriter 2.0’ with artist Zachary Lieberman. After returning to Japan, he has been engaged in research and development projects, started a bio lab at YCAM and joined the artistic research framework team BCL in 2015.

            Kim Joon develops methods and devices in his practice to measure electromagnetic waves in the urban city. Looking at the city as a network of electromagnetic fields (EMF), Joon decodes and translates this invisible infrastructure into sound. Approaching his practice as fieldwork, Joon digs up digitally encrypted wavelengths and renders them audible. His work includes ‘Instant Landscape’ where the artist recorded a landfill site, sampling the decomposing waste and its production of gases as an audio installation. During his residency at Artspace Kim Joon experimented further with EMF, mapping the city and nature into online accessible sound samples.

          • 2015
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              Hsu Yen-Ting (Taiwan)

              Fremantle Arts Centre

              Supported by The Department of Culture and The Arts, WA & The Australia-China Council

            Hsu Yenting investigates the connection between sound, life, environment and ethno-culture. She has a Master of Arts Management from the Taipei National University of the Arts, presented at TEDx WenLuoTing in 2013 and undertook a residency with the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2014. She adopts materials from field recordings to create audio documentaries, soundscapes, and sound design for dance. In Fremantle Yenting will continue to work on her Sound Novel project, in which she explores sound as narration and the cultural effects on the perception of sound.

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              Loo Zihan (Singapore)

              Victorian College of the Arts

              Supported by Creative Victoria

            Loo Zihan is a performance and moving-image artist and educator based in Singapore. Zihan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Zihan's moving-image works have screened at various international film festivals. His co-directorial feature Solos was selected for competition in the American Film Institute Festival (Los Angeles) and Deauville Asian Film Festival (France) and was awarded the Nuovo Sguardi Award at the 23rd Turin GLBT Film Festival (Italy). In Melbourne Zihan will connect with the local Lindy Hop swing dance community, and collaborate with VCA students on a new relational installation performance piece.

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              SEO Hae-Young (Korea)

              Artspace and BigCi

              Supported by The Australia-Korea Foundation

            Hae-Young SEO is attempting work that seeks to break away from the rigid and conventional methodology of sculpture, such as in her recent project "Sculpting in a Mountain" – process-oriented sculpture developed through reflecting one's physical conditions or life to reject idealistic sculptures. Recently she has been working on feministic collaborations through hand crafts, in order to create a working environment that corresponds to the female condition and situation. Hae-Young has shown in numerous exhibitions since 2008, and is a Goyang Resident in 2015. At Artspace Hae-Young plans to work on building relationships with the distinct nature, culture and people of Australia through experiments with traditional media.

          • 2014
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              Akiq Abdul Wahid (Indonesia)

              ArtbackNT, Alice Springs

              Supported by The Australian Government through The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program, an initiative of The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, & Arts NT

            Akiq Abdul Wahid works across the mediums of photography, video and installation. His practice focuses on how humans face everyday life by way of the technologies and inventions they have created. Akiq is a member of artist collective MES56 in Yogyakarta. In 2012 Akiq’s work was exhibited in the Yogyakarta Biennale XI, Shadow Lines: Indonesia meets India. During his first international arts residency to Alice Springs, Akiq explored the concept of private and public ‘borders’. He gave several artist talks and exhibited a new body of work at ARI Watch this SPACE. This exposure led to local media coverage and a solo exhibition at Chan Contemporary in Darwin. Akiq will speak about his residency experience and current show, Border v2.0 as part of Trading Ideas 2014.

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              Angie Seah (Singapore)

              Victorian College of the Arts

              Supported by Creative Victoria

            Angie Seah’s participatory multidisciplinary practice traverses the mediums of drawing, installation, performance and sculpture. Angie has undertaken residencies and participated in festivals throughout Singapore, and extensively internationally, including Switzerland, Indonesia, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Spain, the Philippines, Macau and Myanmar. In 2013 Angie exhibited the work Conducting memories, an interactive installation piece as part of the Singapore Biennale 2013, If the world changed. Angie’s practice explores human relationships with social environments, through encounters with the ephemeral realm of sound. In Melbourne, Angie will create a site-specific performance piece and installation titled Sacred Soundscapes that investigates what people consider to be sacred elements of their personal soundscapes.

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              Mi-jin Kim (Korea)

              Artspace Sydney

              Supported by The Australia-Korea Foundation

            Born in Goheung, Korea, Mi-jin Kim lives and works in Paris and Seoul. Trained in Paris, Mi-jin holds a post graduate degree from Ecole doctorale Esthétiques, Sciences et Technologie des Arts, Université Paris VIII. In 2007, she was selected for Prix LVMH des jeunes créateurs, Hommage à Yves Klein, (LVMH Young Artists’ Award, Homage to Yves Klein), Paris, and has undertaken residencies at Fondation Gruber Jez, AC, Mérida, Mexico and Goyang Art Studio, Goyang, Korea. At Artspace, Sydney, and BigCi, NSW, Mi-jin will explore the concept of Slow Art and work with Australia’s resources by experimenting with fabric through motif, pattern making and dyeing processes.

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              Ting Chaong Wen (Taiwan)

              Fremantle Arts Centre

              Supported by The Department of Culture and The Arts, WA & The Australia-China Council

            Ting Chaong Wen holds a MA Fine Arts from the Institute of Plastic Arts, Taiwan National University of the Arts. In 2011 Chaong Wen was awarded his third Exhibitions Grant from the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan. In 2005 he was selected for the Kaohsiung Arts Awards and in 2004 the Taipei Arts Awards. He has held solo exhibitions in Taiwan, Japan and Germany, and undertaken residencies in Japan, Taiwan and France. Chaong Wen uses the artistic medium of installation to question art and science, and fiction versus imagination.

          • 2013
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              Archana Hande (India)


              Supported by The Australia-India Council, The Australia Council For The Arts and IASKA

            Bangalore based artist Archana Hande has exhibited extensively in India and Internationally, including To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art curated by Dr. Chaitanya Sambrani from ANU. In 2011 Archana’s work was curated into Shadow Lines, the 2011 Yogyakarta Biennale, and in 2004 The Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She has conducted international residencies in Switzerland, Mumbai and the UK. The artist has extensive experience in community projects, and through the Spaced Reciprocal Residency she plans to research oral story-telling and colonial history in the context of an Indigenous /regional community in WA.

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              Do Kyoung Kim (Korea)


              Supported by The Australia-Korea Foundation & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

            Based in Seoul, South Korea, DoKyoung Kim has been studying sculpture and fine art since 1998.She has a BFA from Chonnam National University and MFAs from both Seoul National University and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 2006 DoKyoung debuted her first solo exhibition, “I’m Working” at the Duru art space of Seoul.  In 2011 and 2012 she was honoured by the Korean Government (Arts Council Korea) as an up and coming artist. Through her current body of work, DoKyoung continues to demonstrate to her audience that the exterior appearance of everyday objects can be visualized differently based on the perspective of which they are viewed.

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              Ishu Han (Japan)

              Victorian College of the Arts

              Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia-Japan Foundation

            Born in Shanghai, China, Ishu Han now lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.  A visual artist, Han creates video works that use his own body and migration history to explore the notion of ‘identity’ in contemporary art. At the Victorian Collage of the Arts in Melbourne, Han will explore Australia’s immigration history, focusing on Chinese immigration following the discovery of gold in Victoria in the 1850s. Through this research the artist will explore how people of different nationalities, races, ethnicities and cultures have coexisted in Australia, and in particular how independent identities have been retained.

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              Peiju Lien (Taiwan)

              Fremantle Arts Centre

              Supported by The Australia-China Council & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

            Based in Taipei, Peiju Lien is a contemporary instrumental Chinese pipa musician. A composer, producer and performer, she has worked across many genres including traditional Chinese music, Chinese opera, world and pop music. During her residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, Peiju will not only perform and share her knowledge of classical pipa music, but will also develop new pieces through collaborations with local musicians. These new works will exist as a dialogue in cultural exchange.

          • 2012
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              Chen Chun-Ming (Taiwan)

              Fremantle Arts Centre

              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

            Taiwanese artist Chun-ming Chen began his artistic career as a painter. For two decades Chun-ming lived and worked in New York, and this new setting steered his direction to multimedia and conceptual art. He exhibits regularly in Taiwan’s alternative art spaces and devotes the remainder of his time to curating digital and interdisciplinary arts festivals such as New Field Arts Festival, Taipei. He currently teaches at the National Taipei University of Education and has established Jelly Fish Block, an art organisation that develops collaborative shows and festivals. At the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC), Chun-ming will explore the relationship of ‘in-between’ cultures through his multimedia installation Where are you?

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              Haiminsun Lee (Korea)

              Artspace, Sydney

              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

            Seoul artist Leehaiminsun comes to us with a MA Fine Art (Painting) from Yongin University. She has held several solo exhibitions including at Dr. Park Gallery and Alternative Space HUE, Seoul. Her works form part of important corporate and public collections including HANA Bank, the Korean folk museum and Ssamzie. Lee’s first trip to Australia will provide her first opportunity to create a body of work outside her home country. Leehaiminsun will divide her residency time by observing nature in different settings around Sydney. From the botanical gardens to private backyards, the artist will use her studies to develop a series of works on paper and installations that will culminate in an Open Studio at Artspace.

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              Kosuke Ikeda (Japan)

              RMIT University, International Artist in Residence Program

              Supported by RMIT and The Australia Council for the Arts

            For the first time Asialink is partnering with RMIT’s International Artist in Residence program to continue our annual reciprocal residency with Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. Kosuke Ikeda will begin his three-month residency at RMIT, Melbourne from 14 May. Ikeda is interested in the relationship between energy and the natural environment, and his thinking has been significantly influenced by the recent Fukashima disaster and the aftermath of 3.11. Ikeda will collaborate with artists and engineers to realise a ‘Melbourne Art-Power Plant’ that explores alternate micro power generation. His project can be seen in RMIT’s Project Space / Spare Room Gallery from 20 July – 16 August.

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              Nikhil Chopra (India)

              Carriageworks, Asialink & Fremantle Arts Centre

              Supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, WA; Australia-India Council & Australia-India Institute.

            To celebrate the “Year of India”, Asialink presents a collaborative residency model that brings together host organisations working in Australia-India exchange. Part of Asialink’s new ‘Residency Laboratory’, the inaugural Roving Residency recipient is Goa-based artist Nikhil Chopra. Nikhil will begin his residency at Carriageworks in Sydney, then will “rove” down to Melbourne to be hosted by Asialink, and on to the Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia.  Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice ranges between live art, theatre, painting, photography, sculpture and installations.

          • 2011
            • LiChun Tseng (Taiwan)

              Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

            LiChun Tseng was born in Taiwan and has lived and worked in the Netherlands since 2007. LiChun is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in the fields of video and installation. Her artworks have deep existential roots, reflecting LiChun’s awareness of being within and connected to the totality of life. At Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts LiChun will continue her exploration of the meaning of life and interconnectedness of all things by absorbing and partaking in an unfamiliar setting and culture.

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              Midori Mitamura (Japan)

              Monash University of Art / MUMA

              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & The Australia-Japan Foundation

            Midori Mitamura creates installations constructed from photographs, videos and daily objects.  She has undertaken residencies in Finland and London, and exhibited extensively throughout Europe and Asia. At Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne, Midori will continue her Art & Breakfast project that was initiated in Stockholm and continued in Tokyo and Berlin. Midori will encourage visitors to eat breakfast with her in the gallery space, and will transform her memories, experiences and daily breakfast objects into dramatic visual narratives.

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              Yongseok Oh (Korea)


              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

            The works of Yongseok Oh seek to confuse the past and present, and question real and imagined places. He creates a visual collage of still and moving images to reconstruct reality by consciously combining both personal and found imagery. Yongseok attempts to examine the boundary where personal and collective memories collide. During his residency at Artspace, Sydney Yongseok will develop a new series of works using old photographs of Australians or stills from fundamentally Australian movies.

          • 2010

            Artist COBRA from Japan was Asialink’s artist in residence at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, as part of a residency exchange with Tokyo Wonder Site. During the residency he held two open studios and exhibited in Brisbane at No Frills. His research is based on love stories and romance. In the past he has presented work in group exhibitions at Tokyo Wonder Site and Magical Art Room. He is also the founding Director of artist collective MIHOKANO which represents emerging artists working in range of media.

            Hiroharu Mori works largely in video and installation, making critical works that comment on the mechanics of mass culture. He participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale ‘Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind’, and has exhibited widely internationally. During his stay at Monash University Hiroharu Mori held a solo exhibition at Monash University Faculty of Art & Design Faculty Gallery entitled Speech Rehearsals: Students, housewives, politicians. This exhibition was composed with two major video installations, focusing on ideas of acting and speech.

            Based in Seoul, Korea, Jeong-Hoo Lee is an installation artist who works with sculpture and photography. Lee focuses on the emotions she feels at the moment she is faced with a particular situation or sees a particular object. Her work is a compilation of fragmented, three-dimensional objects that encourage the audience to use their own imaginations. Lee will continue her work in two-and three-dimensional spaces at Artspace Sydney.

            Jia-Jen Lin is a visual artist who currently lives and works in New York and Taiwan. Her work integrates sculpture and installation art with performance, video, and photography. Lin has exhibited internationally, including USA, Taiwan, and South Korea. Her recent solo exhibitions include Vermont Studio Center, VT (2008); Taipei Cultural Center, NY (2009); and Power Space Gallery, Taiwan (2009). She will be undertaking a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

          • 2009
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              Yin-Ju Chien (Taiwan)

              Freemantle Arts Centre and The University of Tasmania

              Supported by Freemantle Arts Centre and The University of Tasmania

            During her residency at Freemantle Arts Centre and The University of Tasmania, Yin-Ju Chien worked in the community visiting elderly people to share collective images, letters and daily clothing. By asking local people about their recollections and memories, Chien partially constructed their biographies and created through text, photography and installations, a reflection of their life experiences. Chien has undertaken residencies in many countries and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including Austria, Italy and Romania.

          • 2008
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              Abdul Hakim (Indonesia)

              Frankston Arts Centre and ASSITEJ

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Abdul Hakim, chairman, director and scriptwriter of Singkole Theatre Community, was hosted by Footscray Community Arts Centre and Polyglot Puppet Theatre in April & May 2008. Abdul embraced the opportunity to work with people with disabilities at Footscray's ArtLife program, which encompasses music, theatre, art and cooking, and immediately began thinking of ways to incorporate members of the South Sulawesi disabled community into projects. With Polyglot Puppet Theatre, Abdul performed at Frankston Arts Centre and also ASSITEJ in Adelaide, where he also participated in a number of forums. Abdul looks forward to continuing his relationship with both organisations and possible future collaborations.

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              Bambang Witjaksono (Indonesia)

              Darwin University's Printmaking Studio

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Bambang Witjaksono is a visual artist, working primarily in the field of printmaking. He has exhibited widely in Indonesia and overseas, including Malaysia, China, India, France and Switzerland. He works as a lecturer at the Indonesian Arts Institute, Yogyakarta and is a founding member of the Jogja Print Network. His residency at Charles Darwin University's Printmaking Studio in August/September 2008 offered the opportunity to learn about current Australian management practices in relation to printmaking studios. Witjaksono's visit coincided with the Darwin Festival, facilitating many meetings and extending his network of professional contacts considerable. He also visited the Sydney Biennale during his time in Australia, and held a solo exhibition at Darwin Experimental Art Foundation Sapce.

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              Hsu Su-chen (Taiwan)

              The National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens

              Supported by Taipei Culture Foundation and The Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government

            Taiwanese artist Hsu Su-chen is an inter-disciplinary artist whose recent work has encompassed themes of migration, gender issues in multicultural environements, biological imperialism and environmental ethics concepts in relation to biochemical technology. From September - December 2008, Su-chen was be hosted by the National Herbarium of Victoria at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. She investigated plants as the subject of and evidence for migrations in island geography, leading to an exhibition at Domain House in December 2008.

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              Nunuk Ambarwati (Indonesia)

              Nomad Art Gallery

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Nunuk Ambarwati works in visual arts management at Jogja Gallery. For her residency in Australia, Nunuk chose to look at the different ways commercial and public art galleries work in Australia. Based in Darwin, she worked initially with Nomad Art Gallery, a small organisation that deals with indigenous and non-indigenous contemporary art. This offered her the chance to work across a wide variety of tasks and gain an insight into the operations of a small business. She also spent time at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, looking at their exhibition program and collections, and visited the Sydney Biennale, where she met numerous artists, curators and arts managers.

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              Wiwid Setya (Indonesia)

              Atlab, Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Sydney Film Festival

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Tri Wiwid Setyaningsih (Wiwid Setya) shared her residency period among three host organisations: Atlab, Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Sydney Film Festival. Working within the festival's programming department, Wiwid pre-assessed films for the festival's selection committee offering her the opportunity to view a wide range of films in relation to the festival's programming guidelines. At AFTRS, Wiwid worked within the Screen Content Department and joined the participants of several courses, and at Atlab, she was able to observe cutting edge post-production techniques. Wiwid hopes to develop an Indonesian/Australian co-production in the future, start a discussion focus group amongst colleages at the Jakarta Institute of Arts' Film Faculty and create a network of Indonesian graduate filmmakers across both countries.

          • 2007
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              Johan Handianto (Indonesia)

              Snuff Puppets

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Johan Didik Handianto is a freelance stage manager, and stage & lighting designer. He has worked with several independent artists and theatre groups in Indonesia including Teater Garasi, Teater Gadjah Mada, Teater Gardanalla, Teater Koma and Durr Theatre, Tony Prabowo, Yoko Ishiguro and Das Papier Theatre; and on numerous festivals: Yogyakarta Arts Festival, International Performing Arts Festival Jogjakarta, Jogja Art Festival, Jak@rt International Festival. In 2007, he founded the Actor Institute in Jogjakarta, which presents alternative theatre performance and a program of workshops. Johan’s residency with Snuff Puppets in Melbourne offered the opportunity to gain an understanding of the company’s theatrical model, stage management and their unique form of productions. Johan also spent time researching other stage companies, performance spaces and festivals in both Melbourne and Sydney.

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              Julie Chou (Taiwan)

              Fremantle Art Centre and IASKA

              Supported by Taipei Culture Foundation and The Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government

            Taipei artist Julie Chou creates video and installation works concerned with the cultural and social aspects of life, often working with rural communities. Her Asialink residency was shared between Fremantle Art Centre and IASKA - International Art Space Kellerberrin where she worked closely with local residents to present new works. Too Salty used the common language of food and history to raise awareness of the salination issues in Western Australia. Chou also collaborated with fellow IASKA resident, Indonesian artist Prilla Tania, to produce video work incorporating oral histories.

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              Samuel Indratma (Indonesia)

              Artplay & Youth Programs, Melbourne

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Founding member of well-known Yogyakartan visual arts collective Apotik Komik, Samuel Indratma is now active in the local community arts scene, working closely with the Yogykarta City Council to deliver workshops to schoolchildren with a view to engaging a broader audience with the arts. During his residency with Artplay & Youth Programs he had the opportunity to gain an understanding of the ArtPlay model, particularly in terms of its relationship to the City of Melbourne. Indratma also developed a workshop program and fostered links between Melbourne and Yogyakarta. He then traveled to Tasmania where he ran a highly successful two-week workshop with students from local primary schools in the Launceston area.

          • 2006
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              Nobuhiro Ishihara (Japan)


              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

            Nobuhiro Ishihara, visual artist and former curator at Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan, creates work relating to primitive mythology and aboriginal cultures. He has exhibited widely in Japan and New York and has been the recipient of the Ueno-no-mori Award (Ueno-no-mori Museum, Tokyo) and the Fillan award (Broadway Tokyo Gallery). At Sydney's Artspace, Ishihara participated in the 2006 group show It's a new day, a residency driven project spanning a three month period located in and around the Gunnery in Sydney. He also held an open studio that fostered numerous networks with local artists and curators.

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              Wen-Fu Yu (Taiwan)

              Salamanca Arts Centre & King Island Cultural Centre

              Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Taipei Cultural Bureau & Arts Tasmania

            Taipei artist Wen-Fu Yu's work uses goose down feathers to represent landscapes that remind people of the sensitivity and beauty of nature in today's technologically advanced world.  Wen-Fu’s residency was divided between the Salamanca Arts Centre and the King Island Cultural centre, one of Arts Tasmania’s Wilderness Residencies.  He created two large-scale installation works at each site for the 2007 10 Days On The Island festival.  His work on King Island was so well received that the local council have turned the site into a sculpture park.

          • 2004
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              Albert Chen (Taiwan )

              Asialink Centre & Trinity College

              Supported by The Australia-China Council and the Australia Council for the Arts

            During his residency Taiwanese writer and academic Albert Chen was hosted by the Asialink Centre and Trinity College.  Chen took part in Midsumma and Emerging Writers’ Festival activities, interviewing participants and identifying comparatives between Melbourne and Taiwanese queer culture. Visits to ACMI aided in the development of a science fiction novel, which will see Sydney as a main ‘character’ of the work.  Chen also published a piece on muliticulturalism and food, based on research into the food of the Chinese diaspora in Melbourne.  Chen’s visit culminated in the publication of one of his poems in both English and Chinese in Meanjin.

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              Benno Rama Dian (Indonesia)

              Brisbane Powerhouse

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Benno Rama Dian is an architect currently working as Chief Operating Officer for the Bandung Hi-tech Infrastructure Company. Rama Dian spent six weeks in Australia at the Brisbane Powerhouse in Queensland working with Artistic Director Andrew Ross. He expanded his knowledge of event management and developed theatre exchange projects promoting collaborations and performances between Queensland and Indonesian artists.  Since his residency, Rama Dian has hosted an artist from SpacE3, Sydney in Bandung.

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              Chendra Effendy Panata (Indonesia)

              Victorian College of the Arts

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Panatan is a contemporary choreographer and Director of CE & Dancers and Tari Indonesia.  He is the Dance Coordinator for Romano Ballet and Dance Centre, Managing Director for Kreativitat Dance and the Performing Arts Coordinator for Tunas Muda School in Jakarta. His residency was based with One Extra Dance Company in Sydney and with TasDance in Tasmania. In Sydney he worked in production management, marketing and audience development, while in Tasmania he assisted TasDance on their community dance program Wild Rice and conducted several workshops in schools around the state.

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              Ching-yi Huang (Taiwan)

              Artists' Foundation of Western Australia

              Supported by the Taipei Cultural Bureau

            Ching-Yi is a young Taipei artist. The material she uses in her work - corrugated paper - is a product of consumer society. Produced from wood pulp and processed to standard specifications, this 'characterless mass-produced material' is generally used for the purpose of packaging. Huang brings this dead material to life by sticking one layer on top of another, mimicking the way organic substances like paramecium reproduce, split and extend. Such work is an expression of the artist's interest in the irrepressible nature of self-growth, the unrestrained passion of youth and the instinctive impulse of endless expansion. Huang Ching-Yi was resident at the Artists' Foundation of Western Australia from October to December 2004.

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              Leili Huzaibah (Indonesia)

              Ausdance Victoria & Dancehouse

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Leili Huzaibah, Project Manager at the Indonesian Contemporary Dance Center, Jakarta, is committed to developing infrastructure, resources and networks for the Indonesian dance community. Her residency in Melbourne was hosted by two organisations, Ausdance Victoria and Dancehouse. She also travelled to Canberra to work with the Ausdance national office. Upon her return to Indonesia she aims to establish a contemporary dance centre, which will provide an alternative space for rehearsal, forum, seminar, workshops.

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              Rain Rosidi (Indonesia)

              Gallery 4A

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Muhammad R. Rosidi is a lecturer at the Indonesian Art Institute and Operational Manager and Curator at Gelaran Budaya Art Space in Yogyakarta.  During his residency Rosidi was first based with the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane and spent time meeting with local curators and observing their different curatorial styles and systems.  In Sydney he worked with Gallery 4A through the Asia Australia Arts Centre, assisting with archiving and further deepening his knowledge of curatorship and arts management.

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              Yoseph Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia)


              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of his residency, Yoseph Joned Suryatmoko  was Artistic manager of Gardanella Theatre in Yogyakarta. He was based at Torch in Melbourne where they worked on the Doveton Community Cultural Development Project.  The project involved two weeks of school performances and public workshops culminating in two large public shows at Doveton Secondary College and the Fitzroy Town Hall.  Suryatmoko both performed and worked as assistant director on the work. He also spent a week with Not Yet Its Difficult on their project Blowback, a week with La Mama and a week in Sydney. The residency enabled him to create valuable links with Australian theatre companies, paving the way for future Australian-Indonesian collaborations.

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              Yudi Aryani (Indonesia)

              Vitalstatistix Women’s Theatre & Brunswick Women’s Theatre

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Yudiaryani is a dramaturg and director with the Theatre Department at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogjakarta.  In 1999 Yudiaryani founded Komunitas Teater Perempuan (Womens Theatre Community) in Yogyakarta and at the time of her residency undertaking her doctoral program at the Universitas Gadjah Mada.  In Australia, Yudiaryani’s residency was split between two organizations: Vitalstatistix Women’s Theatre in Adelaide and the Brunswick Women’s Theatre in Melbourne where she observed many different models of women’s theatre ranging from circus, community, text based to political theatre.

          • 2003
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              Aisyah Hilal (Indonesia)

              Artists-in-Schools & the National Gallery of Victoria

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Aisyah Hilal was the Program Coordinator at the Cemeti Art Foundation in Yogjakarta, Indonesia at the time of her residency. In Australia she worked with  Arts Victoria on the Artists-in-Schools program and with the Education Department of the National Gallery of Victoria. Her residency focussed on the management of arts and educational programs in schools; professional development for artists and teachers, and public programs in galleries. This was complimented by her research on artist run spaces/galleries.

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              Heru Hikayat (Indonesia)

              Arts Space

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            As an independent curator and writer, Heru Hikayat, has been an active member of the arts community in Bandung, Indonesia. He was a lecturer at the Indonesian Visual Art and Design College (STISI) and has written a number of visual arts articles for several Indonesian newspapers/.  He has also curated a number of exhibitions. In Sydney, Hikayat worked with Arts Space for three months assisting in their exhibitions program. He researched comparative models of public programs with the aim of setting up more public and educational programs for artist run galleries in Indonesia.

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              Ricky Iskandar (Indonesia)

              Sydney Musica Viva in Schools Program

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Ricky Iskandar is the founder and managing director of Klasikindo Artists Management, which manages artists and organises classical music events in Indonesia.  Iskandar worked on the Sydney Musica Viva in Schools Program during his residency.  Of particular value was the experience of working on professional development courses for teachers and students, the development of teaching resource materials, and learning how to program a statewide tour of schools for music groups.  His understanding of strategic planning and arts funding were further enhanced through his participation at the Musica Viva National Conference and the Australian Business Arts Foundation training workshops in Brisbane.

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              Sardono Kusumo (Indonesia)

              Liminal Theatre

              Supported by the Australia Indonesia Institute

            Trained in classical Javanese dance, Sardono Kusumo is an internationally renowned Indonesian director, dancer, filmmaker and choreographer. In 2003 he was awarded the Distinguished Artist Award by ISPA, the International Society for the Performing Arts. While on his residency in Australia he worked closely with Robert Draft on Liminal Theatre’s Mishima Project. The company members were trained in Kusumo’s particular vocal and physical training methodology, as were postgraduate students from the Victoria College of the Arts who participated in workshops and a retreat conducted in the Otways in Victoria.

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              Sujud Dartanto (Indonesia)

              Fusions Gallery

              Supported by the Australia Indonesia Institute

            Indonesian ceramicist, curator and writer, A. Sudjud Dartanto, worked at the Institute of Modern Art and Fusions Gallery, Brisbane. Sujud is one of the founding directors of Galeri Benda in Yogyakarta and is a writer with an impressive list of published reviews, articles and catalogue essays. During his time in Brisbane Sujud made ceramics with members of the Australian Network of Clay & Glass Artists at Fusions Gallery and met and interviewed local artists as part of his research for a book that compares the practices of Australian artists with their counterparts in Indonesia. He also began to generate inter-cultural dialogue between artists from both countries.

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              Wayan Suarniti (Indonesia)

              Heide Museum of Modern Art

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of her residency Wayan Suarniti was the Manager of the Seniwati Gallery in Ubud, Bali.  The gallery is recognised for its commitment to developing the skills of female artists through its exhibition and community programs.  Suarniti’s residency in Australia with the Heide Museum of Modern Art enabled her to work across the every aspect of the organisation from managing volunteers to public program and staff management.  Important outcomes from the residency were the programming of six Balinese artists in Crossing Boundaries exhibition in Australia and scheduling two disabled Balinese artists to participate and attend the Wataboshi Festival in Brisbane in 2003.

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              Wei-Li Yeh (Taiwan)

              The Gunnery

              Supported by the Taipei Cultural Bureau

            Yeh Wei-Li is a Taipei photographer, educated in the US at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Florida.  Since 1993 he has exhibited in 5 solo and more than 22 group exhibitions in Taipei, Tampa, New York, Providence and Atlanta.  His work has explored ideas about place, memory and the home. Yeh Wei-Li was resident at the NSW Ministry Studios at the Gunnery in Sydney, funded by the Taipei Cultural Bureau. During his residency Wei-Li made photographs and researched work for an exhibition of Taiwanese/Australian photography to show at the Taipei Artists Village upon his return.

          • 2002
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              Agung Hujatnika (Indonesia)

              Australia National University

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Agung Hujatnika is a lecturer at Bandung Institute of Technology and curator at Selasar Sunaryo Art Centre. At the time of his residency he was head of the Exhibition Program for the Bandung Arts Event Biennial. In Australia he was hosted by the Humanities Research Centre, Australia National University in Canberra, from September to November 2002. He worked on the Drawing Biennial with the Drill Hall Gallery and with specialist departments of the National Gallery of Australia. Through the residency he was able to develop his skills in visual arts and on curatorial issues. The residency assisted him in developing a program for Indonesian universities in art history and art criticism.

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              Sari Asih (Indonesia)

              Brisbane Powerhouse

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of her residency, Sari Asih was Curator of the Bandung Art Event. Asih was based at the Brisbane Powerhouse - Centre for the Live Arts for where she participated in their education and public programs.

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              Sitok Srengenge (Indonesia)

              Next Wave

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            Sitok Srengenge, writer and project coordinator from Teater Utan Kayu in Jakarta, worked with Melbourne's Next Wave Festival. Sitok was one of twenty exceptional people in Asia honoured by Asiaweek magazine as a leader for the Millennium in society and culture. His work includes anthologies of poetry Wild Love and Wild Rooster and an anthology of short stories, Liars. Over the last five years, Sitok has participated in events in Europe, including the Rotterdam International Poetry Reading and Winternachten Festival in the Netherlands and the Poetry Society in England.

          • 2001
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              John Badalu Matulatan (Indonesia)

              Urban Theatre Projects & The Performance Space

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            John Badalu Matulatan is a freelance project manager, writer, marketing and communications person was based at Urban Theatre Projects and The Performance Space in Sydney. He was involved in all aspects of the production of Fa'afafine, especially the areas of marketing and promotion.

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              Bintang Hanggono & Wildan Antares (Indonesia)

              Melbourne Fringe Festival

              Supported by the Australia Indonesia Institute

            Wildan Antares and Bintang Hanggono are artists working in the areas of installation, performance, multimedia and animation. Recently they worked together with Geber ModusOperandi, creating a performance/ installation called 'HOLE' at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta. As part of their residency, they collaborated again as artists-in-residence with the Melbourne Fringe Festival, also working with Greg Dyson from Victorian University of Technology on the performance Amphybious at the Victorian College of the Arts.

          • 2000
            • Dorothea Rosa Herliany (Indonesia)

              University of Western Australia & La Trobe University

              Supported by the Australia Indonesia Institute and La Trobe University

            Dorothea Rosa Herliany writes short stories and poetry, as well as running a publishing company in Indonesia. Her work boldly and uncompromisingly explores the tensions arising from conventional patriarchal expectations towards women in a rapidly changing Indonesia. The first Asialink Literature Resident to Australia in 2000, she was hosted by the University of Western Australia and La Trobe University, Melbourne as well as giving talks in Tasmania and Sydney. During her residency Herliany worked on a bilingual translation of her poetry with Harry Aveling from La Trobe University as well as writing a great deal of new material inspired by her visit to Australia.

          • 1999
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              Dhani Turner (Indonesia)

              Victorian Arts Centre & Gasworks Art Park

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of her residency, Dhani Turner was Development Consultant, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. She worked with the Victorian Arts Centre and Gasworks Art Park and visited Sydney in the first two weeks of September to meet organizations during the Olympic Arts Festival.

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              Jusuf Sugito (Indonesia)

              Carnivale Multicultural Arts Festival

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of his residency, Jusuf Sugito was Chief of the Secretariat of the Dewan Kesenian Jakarta. In Australia he worked with Carnivale Multicultural Arts Festival in Sydney. He also travelled to Melbourne and Adelaide to meet with various arts organizations and attend the National Art and Community Conference in Melbourne.

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              Rifky Effendy (Indonesia)

              Adelaide International Festival

              Supported by the Ford Foundation, Jakarta

            At the time of his residency, Rifky Effendy was curator at Galleripadi, Bandung. He was hosted by Art Space in Sydney and worked with the Visual Arts Department of the Adelaide International Festival, travelled to Canberra, Brisbane and New Zealand.