Meiro Koizumi

Biography
Born in Maebashi, Gunma, Japan in 1976. Obtained his BA from International Christian University, Tokyo in 1999. Awarded First Prize, Beck’s Futures 2, Student Film and Video Award in 2001. Obtained his BFA from London Institute Chelsea College of Art and Design in UK in 2002. Artist-in-residence at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 2005.

During residency
Interested in exposing human nature without interpretation or direction, Koizumi asked local residents to take part in his video work JAP, which made inquiries into Japanese identity.

Events
Kids Day Workshop @ARCUS Studio
Nov 7, 2003 9:30-11:30
64 3rd-graders of Goshu Elementary School, Moriya City
Nov 11, 2003 9:20-11:30
55 3rd-graders of Goshogaoka Elementary School, Moriya City
Koizumi asked students to write script and act it out, while he filmed their actions as director. The short film piece was screened for view during the workshop.

Open Studio
Nov 22, Nov 23, Nov 24, Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 6, Dec 7, 2003
ARCUS Studio

Special Cooperation Event
Symposium "At Home/Not at Home? Artists-in-Residencies around Tokyo NOW"

Nov 9, 2003 13:00-19:00
POLA Museum Annex (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
97 participants
[Organized by] AIT: Arts Initiative Tokyo
[Endorsed by] The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo American Center, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Embassy of Spain, Royal Netherlands Embassy
[Co-support] POLA Museum Annex
[Special Cooperation] ARCUS Project Administration Office
[Cooperation] Contemporary Art Factory, RICE+

Resident Artists 2003

Sanford Biggers  <USA>

Alicia Framis  <Spain>

Ristyo Eko Hartanto  <Indonesia>

Meiro Koizumi  <Japan>

Le Thua Tien  <Vietnam>