What we do

Geist Enclosure

  • Organization : Ayaco Mino
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single Individual
  • Art Forms : Interdisciplinary


This project was planned and implemented to create the opportunity for experimental presentations by young artists principally based in Tokyo.
By aiming for a display combining various genres including music, performance, movies, and fortune telling, Mino attempted to present the diversity of contemporary art and create a platform for maximal free and experimental expression unbound by frameworks. The participating artists were Ayaco Mino, who creates video and installation works and curates exhibitions; Sayaka Toyoshima, who gives performances combining ikebana and physical expression; Rika Nakashima, who actively outputs artworks while managing an alternative space; Melan Kaori, who creates and presents artworks based on the movement of heavenly bodies; Beatrice Volster, who creates video and sound works using representations of Dracula and ghosts; and Shiori Watanabe, a manager of exhibition venue Studio Ghost who has created works that reduced natural objects to artificial ecosystems, as well as designed and curated an exhibition at a Noh theater.


Ayaco Mino
Born in Kagawa, 1983.
B.A. in Imaging Arts and Science, Musashino Art University
M.A. in Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

As well as creating video and installation works, Mino also organizes exhibitions. Her work looks at how to visualize and embody the invisible, the things that cannot be put into words, and the things that slip through the net of perception.


Ayaco Mino


Studio Ghost, Katsushika City, Tokyo