Chiang Mai Art Conversation(CAC)

Chiang Mai Art Conversation(CAC)

CAC is an Artist Initiated Nonprofit Projects that was founded in Chiang Mai, Thailand in January 2013. The main objective is to collect and provide art information​​, enhance exchange and collaboration through cultural activities. ​We are running a website as a platform for us and the public to create and share art information.  The website contains update art maps, ​a list of art spaces, events, ​artist's profiles, and ​journals. This​ ​platform aim​s​ to reflect the history and also predict the future of the art scene in Chiang Mai through data bank. However, they do encourage and build physical connection and interaction in the form of various activities to further the growth of the art community and its public audience. ​For 3 years (2016-2019), CAC partnered with the Japan Foundation Asia Center to operate Asian Culture Station (ACS). It ​was​ a project that CAC extended our activities to exchange and collaborate with art and culture experts in Southeast Asia and Japan. ACS was CAC's first physical office on Nimmanhemin Road, Chiang Mai.​ Currently, the ​physical office​ has closed down and waiting to move to the new place in the same neighborhood.  


[Pre-planning online discussion / August 28, 2020]





Formed in 2009, hyslom consists of Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino, and Yuu Yoshida. The periodic exploration of developed land and encounters with people and objects there, as well as a sense of incongruity resulting from these experiences, serve as a basis for their artistic expression. hyslom turns “field-play”, their method for physically and playfully experiencing a given environment, into video, photography, and performative artwork. The group further develops the memories of “field-play” into a wide array of other media, including sculpture, theatre, and film. In collaboration with Hideo Nin, a well-known figure in the world of racing pigeons, hyslom became a member of the Japan Racing Pigeon Association under the name Nin-hyslom Hatosha (Nin-hyslom Pigeon Home), in 2015. hyslom also organizes workshops and exhibitions related to racing pigeons, thus gradually merging the roles of care takers and artists. In 2018, hyslom was awarded the Kyoto City Special Bounty for Art and Culture. Photo : Dawid Misiorny

[Pre-planning online discussion Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3 / September 25, 2020]



Ongoing Collective

Formed in Tokyo in 2016.The formation of Ongoing Collective was first proposed by Nozomu Ogawa, Director of Art Center Ongoing, and it consists of 46 startup members (35 artists, 1 musician, 6 curators and 4 coordinators). Ongoing Collective will actively participate in international / domestic exhibitions, symposiums, residency programs and other events. 

Ongoing Collective’s aim is to form a flexible and free thinking, organic organization, connected through interpersonal relationships, not by mechanistic functions or formal regulations. No hierarchy exists. All the group’s decisions will be made via lateral communication.No more small territorial disputes, this is an attempt to share and aspire to forming common goals together.

[Pre-planning online discussion / September 11, 2020]



Ruang MES56

MES 56 is an artist collective working cooperatively with their communities and networks to manage a house for studio, education, playground and a place to live in. Formed in 2002 with self funding, this community focusing on the development of photography and contemporary art crossing over with other disciplines in critical and contextual works.

[Pre-planning online discussion / September 18, 2020]



Sapporo Dance Collective

The collective was born in 2017 from the ConCarino, a lifestyle-supportive cultural facility with a theater, located in the west of Sapporo, Hokkaido. It is a loose and horizontal gathering of dancers and other creators who come together to face their individual dreams and social issues and sublimate them into dance. With the SuKiMa team, which connects dance and the audience, and Hokkaido Artists Union Studies, which promotes study groups on the working environment for artists, the group faces dance in a multitiered way.


[Pre-planning online discussion / October 2, 2020]



Sa Sa Art Projects

Sa Sa Art Projects is a Cambodian artist-run space dedicated to experimental and critical contemporary art practices. It was founded in 2010 by the Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak and operated from the historic and vibrant apartment complex known as the White Building until 2017, when the building was demolished making way for new development. At its new location, Sa Sa Art Projects has shifted toward a stronger engagement with Cambodian young artists and art graduates while continuing to build a deeper dialogue with artists within Asia through its creative education programs, exhibitions, its signature Pisaot artist residency, and other collaborative projects.


[Pre-planning online discussion / September 4, 2020 ]





A punk band from Yogyakarta that kickstarted in late 2014. Amok was founded by a collective interested in traditional spiritual Indonesian people (especially Javanese land culture) and wisdom mixed with DIY punk attitude. The band members are prominent figures in the history of punk and metal in Indonesia since the 90s. They are also ex-members of Disform, Deviated Symphony, Realino Resort, and Agent 57. AMOK produced a music style distinctive mixture of d-beat, motorheadish rock n roll, thrash metal and streetpunk. Their live act always started with a traditional ritual of Javanese style. 





Senyawa produce one of the most profound examples of experimental via traditional music happening anywhere today. By weaving Indonesian folkloric moods with various shades of modern genre hybrids, Senyawa has been navigating unexplored musical terrain for more than a decade. Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal explorations punctuating the frenetic sounds of instrument builder, Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation.





Started by majikick records in 1995 and Saya (vocal) and Takashi Ueno (guitar) have been active members since 1996. In recent years, Tenniscoats has been working with the band Spirit Fest, consisting of members from Japan, Germany, and the UK, and the brass band Zayaendo, as well as their solo projects. In 2020, a compilation album of Japanese Indie music selected by Saya, 5LP Box of Tenniscoats, and a Spirit Fest's new album were released in Europe, Japan and etc. Also, in May, the streaming site "Minna Kikeru" was launched and they widely posted indie music, and Tenniscoats released the album "Changing" produced with Mirai Kikura. Streaming site



Nozomu Ogawa

(Director of TERATOTERA)

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1976, OGAWA graduated from The Musashino Art University in 2001. OGAWA completed his Master’s degree in Interfaculty Initiative in Information Study in University of Tokyo two years later, he received admission to the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies for a doctor degree in the same year.From 2002 to 2006, OGAWA initiated an open call exhibition Ongoing yearly for local emerging artists in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, which he built up an artist network with the art and cultural practitioners, and later he founded Art Centre Ongoing in 2008 based on this community. OGAWA has been taking part in TERATOTERA as director since 2009, the project engaged artists from multidisciplines and volunteers without an art training or background, the project focused on organizing street based art events of visual arts, music, performance, and moving images. He is the founder of Ongoing Collective too.



Tsukasa Mori

(Director of Arts Council Tokyo Tokyo Art Research Lab ("School of Thought, Skill, Dialogue") / Director of Tokyo Artpoint Project)

Born in Aichi prefecture in 1960. Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo Project Department Project Coordination Division Program Director. He has been involved since the launch of the Tokyo Artpoint Project, and as a director, he is involved in the planning and management of art projects and human resource development programs in collaboration with NPOs. Since July 2011, he has been the director of "Art Support Tohoku-Tokyo(Tokyo Metropolitan Government initiative using the medium of arts and culture to support disaster-afflicted areas)" and has been the Leading Project director since 2015.






Formed in 2018 by 16 core members from among past TERACCO volunteers. Their occupations, ages and genders may differ, but they share a passion for supporting artists and the front lines of art, and building them up together.
TERATOTERA Festival 2018 is the first project for Teraccollective to be involved in. Members will remain behind the scenes for the collective’s initial engagement, supporting the various people involved in art, and creating a festive onsite atmosphere.