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Chiharu Shiota

  • Photography Oil Pastel on Paper201451 x 38cm, 20 x 14.9 in
    Photography Oil Pastel on Paper201451 x 38cm, 20 x 14.9 in

  • Sitting Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Sitting Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • State of Being (Picture Frame) Metal, black threads and frame2013150 × 70 × 60 cm, 59 × 27.5 × 23.6 in
    State of Being (Picture Frame) Metal, black threads and frame2013150 × 70 × 60 cm, 59 × 27.5 × 23.6 in

  • State of Being (Chair) Metal, chair, paint, black threads2012130 × 80 × 70 cm, 51.1 × 31.5 × 27.5 in
    State of Being (Chair) Metal, chair, paint, black threads2012130 × 80 × 70 cm, 51.1 × 31.5 × 27.5 in

  • Shadow Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Shadow Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Red Sky Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Red Sky Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Two People Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Two People Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Side by Side Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Side by Side Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Thinking Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Thinking Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Holding Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Holding Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Throwing The Sky Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Throwing The Sky Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Three Red People Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Three Red People Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Black Line Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Black Line Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • In Front of The Stones Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    In Front of The Stones Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Little King Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Little King Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Hands Holding the Body Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Hands Holding the Body Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Red Umbrella Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Red Umbrella Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Waiting Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Waiting Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Holding Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Holding Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Circles Oil Pastel on Paper201417 x 24 cm, 6.6 x 9.4 in
    Circles Oil Pastel on Paper201417 x 24 cm, 6.6 x 9.4 in

  • Globus Oil Pastel on Paper201417 x 24 cm, 6.6 x 9.4 in
    Globus Oil Pastel on Paper201417 x 24 cm, 6.6 x 9.4 in

  • Body with String Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201421 x 30 cm, 8.2 x 11.8 in
    Body with String Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201421 x 30 cm, 8.2 x 11.8 in

  • Yellow Sofa Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Yellow Sofa Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Holding the Shadow Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Holding the Shadow Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Black Dress with Shadow Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Black Dress with Shadow Oil Pastel on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Two Hands Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in
    Two Hands Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201465 x 50 cm, 25.5 x 19.6 in

  • Green Sofa Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201451 x 38 cm, 20 x 14.9 in
    Green Sofa Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201451 x 38 cm, 20 x 14.9 in

  • Red Line, One Hand Oil Pastel on Paper201451 x 38 cm, 20 x 14.9 in
    Red Line, One Hand Oil Pastel on Paper201451 x 38 cm, 20 x 14.9 in

  • Red String Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Red String Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • White Dress Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    White Dress Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Distance Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Distance Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Blue Clothes Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Blue Clothes Oil Pastel and Thread on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Red Dress Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Red Dress Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Lying Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in
    Lying Oil Pastel on Paper201440 x 30 cm, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  • Hole Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in
    Hole Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in

  • Green Person Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in
    Green Person Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in

  • Light Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in
    Light Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in

  • Doll Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in
    Doll Oil Pastel on Paper201432 x 24 cm, 12.5 x 9.4 in

Introduction

Born in Osaka in 1972, Chiharu Shiota has been living and working in Berlin since 1997. Famous for her performances and monumental installations, Chiharu Shiota creates a world both poetic and violent, soft and melancholic, where she explores subjects such as memory and souvenir, dream, traces of past and childhood.

Education

  • 1999 - 2003
  • Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Semester Exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Australia
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Kyoto Seika University, Japan

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2015
  • “Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken”, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • “The Key in the Hand”, Japan Pavilion, 56th Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • “In the Beginning was... Solo Show”, The Sorigue Foundation, Lleida, Spain
  • 2014
  • “First House”, Zorlu Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Letters of Thanks”, Espai de arte Contemporani, Castello, Spain
  • “Guest Work”, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • “Small Room”, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
  • “Dialogues”, The New Art Gallery Walsall, U.K
  • “Presence in Absence”, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, USA
  • “Earth and Blood”, Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid, Spain
  • “A Long Day”, La Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca, Italy
  • 2013
  • “Other Side”, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, U.K.
  • “Chiharu Shiota”, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Trace of Memory”, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA
  • “Chiharu Shiota – Letters of Thanks”, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
  • “Collection + Chiharu Shiota”, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
  • “Crossing Lines”, Manege, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012
  • “Where are we going?”, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kawaga, Japan
  • “Arsenale”, Biennial of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
  • “Other Side”, Haunch of Venison, London, U.K.
  • “Labyrinth of Memory”, La Sucrière, Lyon, France
  • “Infinity”, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
  • 2011
  • “Memory of Books”, Gervasuti Foundation, in cooperation with Haunch of Venison, Venice; London
  • “Home of Memory”, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • “In Silence”, Detached, Hobart, Australia
  • 2010
  • “Dialogue with Absence”, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France
  • “Wall”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • “One Place”, Haunch of Venison, London, U.K.
  • “Chiharu Shiota”, Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009
  • “A Long Day”, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “Flowing Water”, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
  • “Solo Show Chiharu Shiota”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Unconscious Anxiety”, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France
  • 2008
  • “Breath of the Spirit”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
  • “State of Being”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • “Zustand des Seins / State of Being”, Centre PasquArt, Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
  • “Inside / Outside”, Gallery Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin, Germany
  • “Waiting”, Gallery Goff + Rosenthal, New York, USA
  • 2007
  • “From In Silence / Art Complex”, Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Kenmin Hall, Kanagawa, Japan
  • “Trauma / Alltag”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006
  • “Dialogue from DNA”, Wildnis + Kunst, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • “Work on Paper”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005
  • “RAUM / room”, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
  • “During Sleep”, Museum Moderner Kusnt Kärnten, Austria
  • “When Mind Become Form”, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
  • “Zerbrochene Erinnerung”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2004
  • “Falling Sand”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “In Silence”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • “Dialogue from DNA”, Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • “Du côté de chez”, installation dans l’église Sainte Marie Madeleine, Lille, France
  • 2003
  • "Dialogue from DNA”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • “In Silence”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • “Bleibend von der Stimme ...”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “The Way into Silence”, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2002
  • “In Silence”, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
  • “Uncertain Daily Life”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001
  • “Chiharu Shiota”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • “Under the Skin”, Pruss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000
  • “Breathing from Earth”, Kunstraum Maximillianstrasse, STADTFORUM München, Munich, Germany
  • “Bathroom & Bondage”, Project Room ARCO, Madrid, Spain
  • 1999
  • “Where are you from?”, Performance, K&S Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • “Dialogue from DNA”, Pruss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 1998
  • “From Memory to Memory”, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997
  • “Gods Play”, Galerie C. Delank, Bremen, Germany
  • 1996
  • “Similary”, Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Direction of Consciousness”, HFBK, Hamburg, Germany
  • “Return to Consciousness”, Galerie im Vorwerkstift, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1995
  • “My Existence as a Physical Extension”, Hounenin Temple, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1994
  • “Becoming Painting”, Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia
  • “Accumulation”, Hoya Galery, Canberra, Australia
  • 1993
  • “Native-600Masks”, Gallery Preview, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1992
  • “Five Paintings”, Shunjukan Gallery, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2014
  • Group Show at Mimmo Scognamiglio, Milan, Italy
  • 2013
  • “DOMANI”, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012”, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi; Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • “Matrix. Textiles in Art and Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to Chiharu Shiota”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • 2012
  • “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka; Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • “Trace of Time, Francis Bacon and Existential Condition in Contemporary Art”, Strozzina Italia, Florence, Italy
  • “Sky over my Head”, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
  • 2011
  • “The Ephemeral”, Arndt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Lost in Lace”, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
  • “Chiharu Shiota, - Presence of the past”, Alexander Ochs galleries, Beijing, China
  • “Inner Voices”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • “Biennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle”, Melle, France
  • “Bye Bye Kity !!! Between, Heaven ans Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art”, Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010
  • “On & On”, La Casa Encendida Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • “Experience # 1 – The Aura”, Christophe Gaillard Pop-up Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • “Beyond Meditations Biennale”, Poznan, Poland
  • “Arts and Cities”, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan
  • “100-Day Art and Sea Adventure – Setouchi International Art Festival”, Teshima, Japan
  • “Tsubaki-kai 2010 Trans-Figurative”, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “On Bathing”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • “In Transit”, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “HomeLessHome”, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2009
  • “Cherchez la femme”, Nieves Fernández Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • “Trans Figurative”, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Hundred Stories about Love”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • “Tattoo (Dea Loher)”, New National Theatre Tokyo, Japan
  • “Walking in My Mind”, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
  • “ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNIAL 2009”, Niigata Prefecture, Echigo Tsumari, Japan
  • “The World is Yours”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
  • “3rd Moscow Biennale”, Moscow, Russia
  • “Oedipus Rex Constanza”, Macras / Dorky Park Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
  • 2008
  • “Trans Figurative”, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Kunsträume”, Museum Friedberg, Friedberg, Germany
  • “Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art”, MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Revereto), Italy
  • “HEARTQUAKE”, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
  • “Platform”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • “Drawn in the Clouds”, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2007
  • “NEWS-new painting”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Japan
  • “Thermocline: New Asian Waves ZKM (Center for Art and Media)”, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • “Thread”, Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
  • “The Body Sings of Life”, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagaw, Japan
  • “Fiction for the Real”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006
  • “Absolutely Private: On Photography from 2000 to the Present”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Streaming”, Poesy Wildnis + Kunst, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • “March II”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Imbenge Dreamhouse In Transit '06”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin – Tokyo”, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005
  • “Dreaming Now”, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA
  • “Imbenge Dreamhouse”, Durban, South Africa
  • “Fairy Tales Forever”, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Danemark
  • “Parallel Realities”, Asian Art Now 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2005, Fukuoka, Japan
  • “Oogstrelend Schoon - Shining Beauty”, Apeldoorns Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • “Embroidered Action”, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
  • “The Joy of My Dreams”, International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Séville, Spain
  • “Senatsstipendiaten”, Kunstbank, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003
  • “First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan”, Contemporary Art Center, Philip Morris K.K. Art Award, Japan
  • 2002
  • “Solitude Stage Design”, Akademie Schloss Solitude, cooperation with Stadttheater Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
  • “Eine Bilanz”, Kulturverein Zehntscheuer e.V., Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
  • “Paysages féminins et grondements du monde”, Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Walking on Art”, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • “All Alone Stage Design”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • “Rest in Space Touring Exhibition”, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001
  • “Die Welt aus deutscher”, Sicht Stichting Odapark, The Netherlands
  • “Exit 2001”, Maison Arts Créteil, Paris, France
  • “Translated Acts”, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • “VIA”, Theatre du Maubeuge, Maubeuge, France
  • “MEGA-WAVE”, Yokohama Triennale 2001, Yokohama, Japan
  • “Translated Acts”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000
  • “Continental Shift Ludwig Forum”, Aachen, Germany; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • “Strange Home”, Historische Museum, Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
  • “Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
  • “Yume no Ato Haus am Waldsee”, Berlin, Germany
  • “Yume no Ato Staatliche Kunsthalle”, Baden-Baden, Germany
  • 1999
  • “...und ab die Post!”, Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Unfinished Business”, Marina Abramovic & students, Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Germany
  • “Fresh Air”, E-Werk, Weimar, Germany
  • “Open 1999 -2nd International exhibition of sculptures and installations”, Venice-Lido, Italy
  • 1998
  • “Finally”, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
  • “Untersicht Kulturamt Mitte”, Galerie Weisser Elephant, Berlin, Germany
  • “Notes Across Asia Konzerthaus Berlin Schauspielhaus”, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997
  • “Objekte und Stelen im Dorfpark, Dorfpark”, Buchholz, Germany
  • 1996
  • “Textil Exhibitions Meguro”, Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995
  • “White Asia”, Kyoto City Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan