Sanford Biggers

  • Artist In Residence 2003
  • StaySept 20-Dec 20, 2003
  • NationalityUSA

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1970. Obtained his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois in 1999. Artist-in-residence at Art In General/Trafo Gallery Eastern European Exchange Residency in Budapest, Hungary in 2002 and Headlands Center for the Arts in California in 2003. Lives and works in New York.

During residency
With interest in syncretism, Biggers explored ways to combine Buddhism and hip-hop. He used hip-hop jewelry to produce Buddhist bells to be played at a Zen temple in Moriya City for the video Joanin Bell Chorus (In Fond Memory of Hip-Hop). He also produced a hair-cutting performance which was later edited to become the video Danpatsu.

Kids Day Workshop @ARCUS Studio
Nov 11, 2003 9:20-11:30
55 3rd-graders of Goshogaoka Elementary School, Moriya City
Students participated in the improvisational performance using Buddhist bells.

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>