The Artists in Residency program at JNM is open to international and local artists. Provided in the program are access to the many galleries and performance spaces at JNM, staff support, publicity, VISA support letters and accommodation at the JNM cottages (at a discounted rate).

Unfortunately the Museum does not provide a budget and the costs incurred will need to be covered by the visiting artist.

For more information please contact:

The current artist in resident 

Masashi Echigo (Japan)

 It is obvious that I do not work  individually. By working as an artist, I create a function or find a new value in a society, thereby often encountering people who have different backgrounds. My intention is to not only focus on a result as an end of my artistic activity. I am more concerned with the process and with peculiarities of sites of memory in order to bring complex constellation of social relationships into my work. I am also interested in a process of endless “commitment” with the outside world as in relational art, and would like to use “relationship” and “reconstruction” as key words in my artistic work. In my projects, the work produced by this process cannot remain my solo creation. In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, I am planning to have a project to relate with the developing urban situation. The Project is supported by Jogja National Museum, Japan Foundation and Pola Art Foundation.

Masashi Echigo born 1982 in Toyama, Japan. Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.

Since 2008, He has lived and spent lengthly periods of time in numerous European cities, participating in collective shows over the past few years. Each experience in each place is represented by individual installations that are spatially and emotionally tied to their context. Each installation, even though conceived independently, necessarily enters into a dialogue with the others, constructing a unique narrative landscape that is in the process of evolution, serving as evidence of his voyage. Like the storyboard for a film, this allows for an unfolding of important events in the relationship between Masashi and the history, inhabitants and culture of, and dominant issues and objects in his host locations. Past exhibitions include Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin (2011) ; HIAP Cable Gallery, HIAP, Helsinki (2011); the National Gallery of Modern & Contemporary Art, Rome (2010); BE-PART Platform voor actuele kunst, Waregem, Belgium (2010); Factory Kunsthalle, Krems, Austria (2009).



Fukamachi Rei (Japan )

Art Fashion Designer


2009        “The Ultimate Hug“, di Craigowan Golf Club, Ontario, Canada

“Take A Risk-Lucky 4“, di Home Gallery , Tokyo, Jepang

2008        “The Ultimate Hug”, di Craigowan Golf Club, Ontario, Canada

“The Ultimate Hug”, di Woodstock Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2007        “The Ultimate Hug”, di Salon Waouek?!, Tokyo, Jepang

2006        “SKY-Sweden & Indonesia & Japan’s Sky”, di Gallery Koshin, Tokyo, Jepang

“Wearing Creative Power”, di Gallery ES, Tokyo, Jepang

2005        “Bitch Angels ♥ Virgin Angels”, di Gallery ES, Tokyo, Jepang

2004        “Daily Fashion for Spy”, di Salon Waouek?!, Tokyo, Jepang

“Daily Fashion for Spy”, di Machiya Show room, Kyoto, Jepang

“Gold”, di Machiya Show room, Kyoto, Jepang

“For Pleasant Feeling”, di Machiya Show room, Kyoto, Jepang

“For Pleasant Feeling”, di Salon Waouek?!, Tokyo, Jepang

“asobi”, di Salon Waouek?!, Tokyo, Jepang

2003        “Fashion’s PowerⅤ”, di Salon Waouek?!, Tokyo, Jepang

2001         “Don’t Starve Smiling”, di Gallery Kaoru, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅣ”, di Gallery Kaoru, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅢ”, di Gallery Kaoru, Tokyo, Jepang

2000        “Fashion’s PowerⅡ”, di Gallery Kaoru, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅠ”, di Gallery Kaoru, Tokyo, Jepang

1999         “Women & Men’s Fashion”, di Gallery Goho, Tokyo, Jepang


2006          “Wearing Creative Power”, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Jepang

2005          “Bitch Angels ♥ Virgin Angels ”, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Jepang

2002          “Fashion’s PowerⅥ”, Spiral Independent Creators Festival, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅤ”, University Tsudajuku, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅣ”, University Wako, Kanagawa, Jepang

“Fashion’s PowerⅢ”, Women’s center di Sendai, Miyagi, Jepang

2001           “Fashion’s PowerⅡ”, Studio Kua Etnika, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2000          “Fashion’s PowerⅠ”, Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Tokyo, Jepang

1999           “Women & Men’s Fashion”, Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Tokyo, Jepang


2002          Won an Audience Prize on Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF), Tokyo, Jepang


2004       “asobi” di Coffee Stall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Ijin Tidur Terbatas” di Lembaga Indonesia Perancis(LIP), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kerjasama dengan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia(KPI)

2003       “Rahasia Salam” di Taman Budaya Jawa Tenggah(TBS), Solo, Indonesia

Kerjasama dengan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia(KPI), SPEK-HAM, RUMPUN Tjoet Dien


2003        Fashion Installasi, Spiral Independent Creators Festival(SICF), Tokyo, Jepang

2002        Pameran Fashion, Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF), Tokyo, Jepang

2000       “Pesona Wanita Kartini”, di Galleria Mall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2010         Mengajar Calligraphy (Shodo) Jepang di Woodstock Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2009         Mengajar Calligraphy (Shodo) Jepang di Woodstock Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2008         Workshop “Fahion Performance” di Woodstock Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2007        “Gender in Fashion” Fashion workshop di Institute Kesenian Jakarta(IKJ), Indonesia

2004        Diskusi “Arti Bekerja Perempuan” di Machiya Show room, Kyoto, Jepang

Diskusi “Ijin Tidur Terbatas” di Lembaga Indonesia Perancis(LIP), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kerjasama dengan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia(KPI)

2003        “Fashion’s Power”, workshop di Women’s center Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Jepang

Diskusi “Rahasia Salam” di Taman Budaya Jawa Tenggah(TBS), Solo, Indonesia

Kerjasama dengan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia(KPI), SPEK-HAM, RUMPUN Tjoet Dien

2002        “Fashion’s Power”, workshop di Universitas Tsudajuku, Tokyo, Jepang

“Fashion’s Power”, workshop di Universitas Wako, Kanagawa, Jepang

2000        Diskusi “Ketidak Adilan di dalam Dunia Fashion” di Taman Budaya Jawa Tenggah(TBS), Solo,

Indonesia. Kerjasama dnegan Bengkel Teater RENDRA Jakarta



2008        “Organic Cotton Sanitary Pad for Our Healthy Menstruation” Workshop

Kerjasama dengan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia(KPI) di Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2005        “Body Image” Workshop di University Sanata Dharma dan ViaVia Café di Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Related Works: Fashion Workshop & Diskusi (gender, contempolary art), Fashion Consultant



Haryanto ‘tok’ Basuki (Indonesia/Australia)

Lukisan saya bertemakan tentang URBAN LANDSCAPE. Saya tertarik mengexplorasi tentang kegelisahan kegelisahan saya tentang urban fenomena untuk saya expressikan dalam kesenian saya.

Menurut penghayatan saya urban fenomena adalah hal yang sangat menarik karena karakternya. Urban adalah aktifitas kegiatan hidup kelompok sosial yang banyak mewarnai dan merubah tatanan sosial, kultur budaya, populasi, environmental, ekonomi, politik dan lain sebagainya.

Dalam hal ini saya memfokuskan pandangan saya pada segi landscapenya, dimana secara visual banyak menimbulkan kegelisahan kegelisan, renungan renungan dan menawarkan inspirasi expressi lukisan saya. Ikon ikon yang terwujud pada unsur unsur urban misalnya: Ruang, warna, bidang, efek efek aktifitas kehidupan se hari hari misalnya grafity, billboard spanduk juga masalah environment dan polusi. Semua itu saya ambil sebagai elemen element / ikon ikon yang saya ungkapkan secara abstract tanpa mencoba untuk meng ilustrasikan. Lebih berkecenderungan sebagai media personal expression.

Dalam penggarapan media media / ikon ikon tersebut saya banyak melibatkan unsure unsure estetika dan prinsip prinsip design. Karena pada akhirnya saya ingin mengexpressikan pemikiran pemikiran dan rasa tentang kehidupan / aktifitas kehidupan sehari hari dalam perwujudan artistic.


Rene Lysloff (USA)

is American ethnomusicologist

René T.A. Lysloff is an Associate Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology and Composition) and came to UCR in the fall of 1996 after teaching two years at the University of Pittsburgh. In his work on Javanese music, Lysloff has published articles in Ethnomusicology (Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology), Asian Theatre, and other journals and collections (including the Garland Encyclopedia of Music).

His most recent book is about shadow theater and music in rural Central Java based on past fieldwork in Java (1979-80, 1986-87, and 1994), published by KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies).  He also translated a contemporary Indonesian novel (in three volumes) by Ahmad Tohari entitled Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk [A Dancer of Paruk Village]. The novel explores the lives of a rural dancing girl and her childhood sweetheart as they experience the tumultuous changes in Indonesia from 1946 to 1971.

The English translation, titled The Dancer, is published as a single volume through the Lontar Foundation ( Jakarta) and distributed worldwide.  Lysloff has studied and performed music of the Javanese gamelan (gong-chime ensemble) for approximately twenty-five years.  He has performed with several major ensembles in Java, including the national radio broadcast studio (RRI) gamelan ensemble of Yogyakarta, the radio broadcast studio gamelan of Purwokerto, and renowned musical troupes accompanying Javanese shadow theater in the Banyumas region.. Since 1995,

Lysloff has also been exploring issues related to changing technologies and their impact on cultural practices and epistemologies involving music.  Lysloff co-edited (with Leslie Gay) a ground-breaking collection of articles titled Music and Technoculture (2003, Wesleyan University Press). He wrote many articles, including one on the ethnographic study of music communities on the Internet, titled “Music Life in Softcity: An Internet Ethnography.” published in the journal, Cultural Anthropology (2003).

As an scholar/artist in residence at the Jogja National Museum, Lysloff has been involved in several major projects, such as another literary translation (a two-volume novel by Ahmad Tohari, Bekisar Merah), several musical compositions, and multiple collaborative creative works (The Voice of the Siren, [Bandung in February 2011]).  His primary and most significant work is a major collaborative study conducted with Iwan Wijono and Dwi Wahyuni (two local performance artists concerned with both tradition and innovation).

This project, still in progress, consists of documenting and archiving the unique sounds of traditional Yogyanese life—sounds that are slowly disappearing because of modernization and industrialization.  The intent is to seek out those sounds that are now endangered, sounds threatened by modernity and development.  Lysloff, Iwan, and Dwi have been searching for sounds that once defined the city of Yogya as the cultural center of Java, sounds of traditional street musicians, of street vendors, of horse-drawn carriages, of palace rituals, and of nature—the sounds that made up the soundscape of Yogya’s past.  Indeed, these are the everyday sounds that our grandparents and great grandparents may have heard during their lifetimes but are now virtually gone, replaced by noisy motorcycles, blaring radio and TV, honking of buses and trucks, and all the other sounds of modernity common to any and all urban centers throughout the world.

The purpose is not only to capture these sounds but also identify and map them geographically and culturally.  The project involves interviewing a range of individuals, from street musicians and street vendors to ritual specialists, artisans, and experts, documenting their understandings of a sound and the activity that produces it. The project is expected to result in a published monograph supplemented by audio and video recordings as well as extensive photographic documentation.  Their vision is to develop an open-ended and ongoing sound archive of everyday in the city of Yogyakarta