Oliver Watson

Residency Program

Research Residency Program

update: 2019.11.28

Oliver Watson

Participating ProjectResearch Residency Program
Activity BasedUnited Kingdom
Period2009.1 - 2009.2
Purpose of the residency

To make contact with young Japanese artists whose work I have discovered in books and magazines abroad, artists whose works seems to resonate with trends in young contemporary art coming out of America and Europe. Discover new young Japanese artists. Interview artists. Investigate young Japanese artists' relationships with their peers abroad. Quantify the impact made in Japan by the current boom in independent artists book publishing. Develop an exhibition proposal based on my findings.

Plan during the residency


Physical: networking > live interview > email interview > internet research > bookshop visits > gallery visits > studio visits. Mental: discovery > contemplation > revision > theory testing > conceptual development. All of the above, in combinations that will vary from one day to another.

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