2018 Artist in Residence Program for Israeli Artist

We are pleased to announce that the following artist will carry out his project within the Artist in Residence Program for Israeli Artist in 2018

Eyal Segal

His exhibition will be held from 17th Feb. to 17th Mar. 2018 as a part of the partnership program of

The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018
恵比寿映像祭 Yebisu International Festival

The Program
For the first time the newly opened contemporary commercial gallery will cooperate with the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo and invite a single Israeli video artist for a unique residency program to be held in one of the most interesting neighborhoods of Tokyo.

The aim is to enable a new creation of a video instillation by an Israeli artist in the heart of this dazzling city and introduce a new voice to interact with the local art scene.

We wish to host an interesting, thought-provoking artist with the most intriguing and unique project.

Program summary

    a) Creation of a new work: participant will begin a new work while in Japan or continue the work on an existing work and present the finished work at the end of the stay at LOKO Gallery.
    b) Open Studio: participant will present the progress of his/her work being created as part of the program.
    c) Taking part in “Gallery Talk” and other Gallery event.

This contemporary art gallery opened in July 2016 in Daikanyama, Tokyo. It has a unique space with 2 floors and also offers artist residency facilities. “LOKO” means “place” in Esperanto. The gallery endeavors to create a place for the cultivation of emerging artists and to promote open communications among all people in the art community.

small, creative and hip district within Shibuya ward of the central Tokyo.
Between the Daikanyama station (Tokyu Toyoko line) and the JR Yamanote line tracks are numerous tiny cafes, art spaces, , clothing stores & boutiques that give Daikanyama its very special vibe.

The program

  • 4 weeks in total spent in Tokyo, Japan
  • 3 weeks – working
  • 4 weeks – exhibition
  • 1 Artist
  • Artist in Residence Program

    Application period:
    June 14th, 2017 to August 14th, 2017
    Selection period: Latter half of August, 2017 to the end of September, 2017
    *Applicants may be required remote Skype interview by selection committee in English.
    Residency period: 4 weeks Feburary 2018 (3 weeks for working)
    Exhibition: 4 weeks February – March 2018 (Artist will be present for the first week)
    Result of the selection would be announced early October, 2017

    Application Guideline
    Focus Area
    Visual Arts – Photography/Media Arts, Video Art
    Israeli Artists (Israeli passport holder)
    English language skills sufficient for daily conversation
    Motivated to exchange with the local community through workshops and lectures
    Artists who have had a least one solo show in leading gallery and participated in a minimum of 5 group exhibitions.
    Be in good health.
    Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).
    The works in the exhibition would be on sale. The condition of the sales would be discussed between the applicant and the gallery at the final stage of the selection.

    Traveling expense: Available (up to ¥100,000)
    Production fee: Available (up to ¥70,000)
    Accommodation: Available
    Professional and staff support: Available
    Exhibition: Available at LOKO gallery

    High-end Powerful Projector (EPSON EB-L1500U) and sound system available

    40 inch LED monitor (Hisense HS40K225) x 3 available

    Blu-ray/DVD players available
    *Filming, Recording and Editing devices for the production must be prepared by the artist.

    Application form
    *Please fill out application form.
    Additional images, links to videos and other materials regarding the artist or the proposal can be sent via e-mail.


    This project is hosted by LOKO GALLERY with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Japan.
    イスラエル大使館  Israeli Missions Around The World