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© Yumi Song "PROME BIRD", Installation art, Toueizan Jyomyo-in Temple, TOKYO.  2006

2017 Art Action UK Residency Artist Announced

We have received more proposals this year than ever before, the process of nominating and selecting one residency artist was made harder
as we also received a very strong list of candidates who’s proposals were all equally interesting. 
After the long process of examining each proposals and hard discussions,  
Art Action UK is delighted to announce

Yumi Song as 2017 Art Action UK residency artist. 

Song, is an artist / independent curator who has been actively involved in the projects dealing with post Fukushima issues. She has directed art festival in Fukushima, curated AUC Earth Project for Miyagi, Traveling Theory in Fujinoyama Biennale, among many other projects. Song is interested in discourse to do with “tolerance” which can become more complex and harder issue to address when faced with a catastrophe. Song is hoping to explore this issue not only from her first hand experience after Fukushima, but with most current socio political situation unfolding in the world.
You can find out more about Yumi Song  HERE


We will be announcing programs in due course. Please watch this space!

Art Action UK is a collective that explores ways we can show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. It hosts an annual respite residency for artists who live and work in areas affected by disasters.  Arts Catalyst is an arts organisation that commissions art that experimentally and critically engages with scienc

We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring various means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.

Art Catalyst
Daiwa Foundation
Morphe Arts
Trust Greenbelt
Deptford X
White Conduit Projects
The Japan Foundation
Art Map London
Art Slant