photography © by J.Gerull

TONA 2019/10/14-10/16











photography © by J.Gerull



Profession: started with graffiti in 1999 since 2002 stencils (main focus) since 2008 linocut and silk screen printing

Painting on the streets; painting for the streets.
A dogma internalized by TONA.
Painting breaks all barriers as it doesn’t require a language to communicate.
Whilst painting, kids are usually seen curiously hanging around him, and their lives are captured by him, through photographs.
These photos then transform into heavily detailed stencils, which are then painted in another city on another wall.
And so, their personalised stories start journeying across the crumbling facades of this world.
How will these images communicate with the passerby’s?
Elucidated by the response and interaction that is brought upon whilst viewing.
It`s a game. A visualization. A alleged observation without comment.
These images don`t try and change the course of society.
Instead they are interested in a slow and cautious contact with the onlookers – extracting a visual and emotional frequency from within.
TONA’s neverending search for an emotional connect becomes a permanent activity for him. Preferring the most unclean spaces to paint, with his keen interest in decay- One of life’s paradoxes; since his stencils are overtly clean in appearance.
TONA’s motifs travel with him and often spreads independently through digital networks. From the photo, to the stencil, to the wall, to the memory, through the lens of a camera, into the world, into the universe…
Everything is in flux, although the image stays firmly fixed on the wall, eventually it will collapse with it or disappear under a new layer of paint.
Somehow everything is connected and time remains a sensation.

Text © 2018 by Anna Lafrentz
Translation © 2018 by Anpu Varkey

Junko Shimura 2019/2/20-3/6

Junko Shimura 2019/2/20-3/6











Junko Shimura / Scientist

Dr Junko Shimura has served the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity overseeing the programmes on taxonomy and invasive alien species.  Prior to joining the UN secretariat, she was a senior scientist at the National Institute for Environmental Studies and Riken Institute in Japan, worked on microbial collections and bioinformatics. Currently, she coordinates inter-agency collaborations among the international regulatory bodies to set a normative on live organisms’ trade and transport to manage invasive alien species which are the major threats to biodiversity. She also facilitates international collaboration in biodiversity sciences for capacity development in developing countries, envisioning the post-2020 biodiversity framework to be evidence based and in participatory manner from all relevant communities.

Junko is exploring how human can develop their knowledge and make better places ,countries and communities on both local and global scales.

Her interest in art and in the process of its creation is very unique and she is open to any radical,creative and inspiring conversations with artists/creators during her short residency in Co-iki this time.


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Amareya Theater & Guests 2018/9/28-10/6

Amareya Theater & Guests 2018/9/28-10/6


Amareya Theater & Guests

– theater of movement and body; one of the leading independent theaters in Poland. It was created in 2003 on the initiative of Katarzyna Pastuszak, Aleksandra Śliwińska and Agnieszka Kamińska. In 2014, the theater expanded and operates now under the name of Amareya Theater & Guests, which also includes Pastuszak, Kamińska and Sliwińska: Joanna Duda, Louise Fontain, Monika Popow, Yuko Kawamoto, Kae Ishimoto, Rui Ishihara, Ichi Go, Magda Jędra, Monika Wińczyk Barbara Szamotulska-Dziubich, Jan Grządzielnia, Daniela Komędera, Przemek Jurewicz, Bartosz Cybowski (Technical Chief). Theater activities include three fields: artistic – performances, projects; didactic – dance / theater workshops, voice workshops, lectures, publications; cultural animation – the activities of the Amareya Art Association and the Gdansk Butoh School. The most important performances in the repertoire of the Amareya Theater / Amareya Theater & Guests are: “Kantor_Tropy: COLLAGE” (2016, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Memory of Water” (2016), “” (2014, directed by Dorota Androsz) “2” (2013, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Nomadka” (2012, directed by K. Pastuszak), “Survived. On the edge of the sky “(2011, directed by A. Kaminska),” Empty house “(2011, directed by A. Kaminska). Performances of Amareya Theater are regularly presented at festivals in Poland and abroad. Amareya Theater also implements theater projects with people with disabilities, blind people and addicts. Amareya Theater & Guests was nominated for “Best Performance by OFF-OFF” in the Gazeta Świętojańska ranking in 2016, and in 2017 won the 2nd prize at the Torun Festival in Torun. “NOMADIC WOMAN” by Amareya Theatre has been presented in various festivals in Poland and abroad. It was especially important for the artists to be able to perform it in Greenland (National Theatre of Greenland in Nuuk and Sisimiut Kulturhus in Sisimiut) where it was very well received. In 2015 “NOMADIC WOMAN” was nominated for the prestigious prize “Splendor Gedanensis” and in 2017 it won the 2nd audience prize at the Festival Pestka in Jelenia Gora.

Selected highlights of the Amareya Theater & Guests performances abroad: – Tanztage Festival Salzburg (Austria, 2013) – Redplexus Festival – Préavis de Désordre Urbain, Marseille (France, 2014) – International Festival “Sound Around Kaliningrad” BBNCCA (Baltic Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia, 2014) – 11. Theater X International Dance and Theater Festival, Tokyo (Japan, 2014) – Sukkot Dance Festival, Mitzpe Ramon (Israel, 2014) – Fringe Festival in Aomori, (Japan 2015) – Butoh International in Minato; Noguchi Room, Tokyo (2015 Japan) Kulturhus in Sisimiut (Greenland) and the Greenland National Theater in Nuuk (2014, 2015) – Ethos Festival Ankara (Turkey 2016) – Bartin Theater Festival (Turkey 2016) – 30th Anniversary of Hijikata Tatsumi – d-Soko Tokyo (Japan 2016) – Pestka Festival Jelenia Góra (Poland 2017) – Ethos Festival Ankara (Turkey 2017)

Project Plan
Amareya Theatre&Guests will be performing on October 5th in a series of performance related Tatsumi Hijikatra’s Ankoku Butoh.
Please check the details as below and come to see their creation here in Tokyo.

performance: Katarzyna Pastuszak, Aleksandra Sliwinska

Time&Date: 19:00 start,October 5th,2018
Venue: Noguchi Room,Keio University

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Eleonore Pironneau  2016/10/25-2016/11/10

Eleonore Pironneau 2016/10/25-2016/11/10



Eleonore Pironneau is a French artist living in London. She holds a MA equiv. from ENSAD-Paris.

Recent exhibitions include sometimeStudio Gallery / Paris, Royal Academy Summer Show, Hicks Gallery, Noise & Whispers at GV Art Gallery, Bicha Gallery (Solo Show, London Art Fair, Art Chicago, Art Toronto, Stimulation for the Nation at Oxo Tower Gallery). Previous shows include Stephen Lacey Gallery, Discerning Eye, Hunting Art Prize, Galerie Patrica Dorfman, etc.
Her work is part of the collection of Le Centre d’Art Contemporain Bouvay-Labuday, France. She’s been commissioned by Foster&Partner.
She recently curated and produced Change of Signature, a collaborative project with
10 musicians including Ramuntcho Matta, Sarah-Jane Morris, Jerry Granelli, Antonio Forcione, Martyn Barker, Lola Perrin and Tony Remy, exploring the possible transposition of visuals into sound, shown at Testbed1 London, and sometimeStudio Gallery, Paris. This project is currently being developped and will include collaborative works with Robert Wyatt and Daniel Yvinec.
Pironneau taught visual semantics at Le Celsa – Paris Sorbonne, and Art & Humanities as a guest lecturer at King’s College, London.
She currently writes in the Art Pages of L’Echo Magazine, a french magazine published in the UK.
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