Foreign Artists Exhibition

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Organized by CJIS

sponsored by the Nagoya International Center

The 33rd Foreign Artists Exhibition – 30 October-4 November 2018
外国人芸術作品展 – 10月30日~11月4日


See photos of previous FAEs


FAE 32 – 7-12 November 2017
An Overview


With 78 artists from 23 countries (including the Netherlands, for the first time), visitors totalling around 1,280 by 5pm on the final day, and representative artists from every corner of the globe, FAE 32 was not only a record-breaking show, it was also one of the best ever exhibitions in this long-running series. The extremely high standard of artwork across an extraordinary range of media will be hard to beat in future exhibitions, but the exhibition, reduced to mere numbers will quite possibly never be exceeded (famous last words?). The total number of participants, 78, was the best ever and because every single panel and table at our disposal was utilized, it is difficult to see how this number could be improved upon.

News that the regular “U-team” of around 15 Brazilian photographers would be unable to take part in FAE 32 initially led organizers to fear a smaller exhibition than usual, but by late October these fears were long-forgotten as a flurry of new artists had by then signed up for the show. The number of new artists, 30, was another record. With so many new artists taking part with, as yet, unseen artwork, set-up day, 5th November, was anticipated with even greater interest than usual. By 8pm on that day it had become clear to one and all that FAE 32 was an exceptional show. It is to be hoped that the accompanying photo-collection will convey some idea of the scale and depth of the exhibition.

The Central Japan International Society (CJIS), with the ever-generous support of NIC, would like to thank everyone, everyone, concerned who was involved in this immensely enjoyable event. Watch this space for information on the 2018 edition of FAE, the 33rd!

Planning will begin in late July for the coming show, which will run from 30 October to 4 November 2018.


◆See photos from FAE 32 (2017)Facebook Album


Photos of Works from Previous FAEs

See the diverse range of artists and their work in previous Foreign Artists Exhibitions!

Looking back on the 30th Anniversary Foreign Artists Exhibition (2015)

Reflections on FAE 30 (2015)

An Overview of the 29th Foreign Artists Exhibition (FAE 29) 2014

FAE 29 comprised around 300 separate artworks ranging from prints to paintings, ceramics to origami, and photographs to polished amber, a remarkable range of media for the interested visitor to enjoy.

An Overview of the 28th Foreign Artists Exhibition (FAE 28) 2013

Originally conceived as a one-off event in 1986, as “An Exhibition of the Work of Foreign Artists resident in Nagoya”, the FAE has gone from strength to strength with the twenty-eighth show taking place in 2013.

The Whole Story, FAEs 1-25

In 1986, the two-year old Nagoya International Center (NIC) located in central Nagoya invited a local American artist to give a presentation about her work and to show examples to the audience. Other local foreign artists were also invited to bring their art to the presentation with the aim of exchanging ideas and experience.

To learn more about the Nagoya International Center,
please watch our video.

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