A key component of Faou’s process is the careful identification of a host site for each public artwork. The attributes of the host community are an important consideration in the development of the project. By engaging community members in the creation, installation and activation of the artwork, Faou forms and cultivates strong connections.



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INEA - (Instituto Edsadual do Ambiente) protects, conserves and recovers the environmental heritage of the State of Rio de Janeiro in order to promote sustainable development and play a strategic role in the development of the State.

INHOTIM - (Instituto Inhotima) unique place, with one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and a botanical collection containing rare species from every continent. The collections are used as tools for the development of educational and social activities involving various age groups. Inhotim, a Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP) has also constructed various areas for interaction with the surrounding communities. 


MAR – (Museu de Arte Dorioa) public space for emancipation through art, culture and education presenting exhibitions and activities that contribute to mobilisation and social inclusion. The continually expanding collection is a legacy to the city of Rio de Janeiro, and to the country.

Gaia Art Association - a non-profit organization for local art and culture in Miyako Island, Okinawa, founded by Island Mayor Toshihiko Shimoji.


Committee Members


Evaluation Committee for Sun Pillar production and installation (2011)
Eizo Eiza
Marine engineering, environmental construction engineering, University of the Ryukyus

Adaniya Masahide
Director of Continued learning department, Education committee of Miyako Island

Masayuki Uehara
President of Karimata community association

Fumio Nanjo
Director of Mori Art Museum

Yuko Hasegawa
Chief curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Mariko Mori
Artist, President of Faou Foundation

Yumi Nawa
President of Nawayumi design office

Naoki Onaga
Associate Director of Okinawa prefectural Museum of Art

Takahide Oroku
Director of Miyakojima fishery union

Toshihiko Shimoji
Mayor of Miyako Island

Masami Shiraishi

Kazunori Tachihara
Marine science department, University of the Ryukyus