photos by Prum Bandiddh


”Zomi – Trans-local Migrants on the Water: Contemporary Art from the Mekong region’’ AURA Contemporary Art Foundation Collection Exhibition

Zomi - Trans-local Migrants on the Water: Contemporary Art from the Mekong region

We will hold an exhibition of our collection from the AURA Contemporary Art Foundation, headed by Yuto Yabumoto, the founder of an international law firm with 21 offices around the world and general producer of Kinan Art Week to be held in Wakayama Prefecture this autumn. The foundation provides grants to artists, curators and exhibitions mainly in Asia, and at the same time, is engaged in collection activities, focused on moving image artworks.
This year's exhibition, titled “Zomi-Trans-local Migrants on the Water: Contemporary Art from the Mekong Region” is a group exhibition featuring mainly young artists who have participated in international exhibitions. Starting from the "Water" of the Osaka Semba and the Mekong Basin countries, we would like to discover the common denominator between the people of Osaka and Asia, and re-present the state of globalization and capitalism from Osaka/Asia.
This exhibition will feature not only prominent artists from the Asian region, such as Arin Rungjang, an exhibiting artist at the 55th Venice Biennale, and Khvay Samnang an exhibiting artist at the Singapore Biennale, but also a total of 10 artists/collectives, mainly regular exhibitors at international exhibitions, who will be introduced for the first time in Japan. The exhibition will be curated by ”Production Zomia," a mixed team of Japanese and Southeast Asian curators led by AURA Contemporary Art Foundation, and this event will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience cutting-edge contemporary art from the Asian region.

More information >>

Semba Site Art Project
Official site URL:

【Exhibition Outline】
Dates: July 17, 2021 - September 5, 2021
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday, national holidays and substitute holidays)
Venue: Semba Excel Building (3-2-11 Kyutaromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan)
Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
(Friday: 16:00-19:00, Saturday: 13:00-19:00, Sunday: 13:00-19:00, National Holidays/Substitute Holidays:13:00 - 19:00)
Fee: 1000 yen for admission (including conference at the venue or online on July 17)
Fee: 500 yen for conference at the venue or online per conference
Ticket selling URL:
※ Advance reservation required.

Organizer: ARTLOUGE Inc.
Co-organizers: Tatsuno Corporation, Japan Arts and Culture Agency, Eastern Culture Foundation, AURA Contemporary Art Foundation, etc.
Production: Artport Inc
Curation: Production Zomia
Artworks: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation