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Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota

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Chiharu Shiota creates places emptied of all human presence, of all physical presence, but where literally the threads of memory, the temporal imprints come to weave spider webs that link inert objects to past time, to moments, to presences that exist only in memory.

Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka, Japan in 1972. She studied at the University of Kyoto and then went to Europe to study at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin and at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She learns from the best as she works in the studio of established artists such as Marina Abramovic and Rebecca Horn.

She displays her female influences such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse or Ana Mendieta, who also focus their work on physical experimentation, the unconscious and materials evoking femininity such as thread and textile.)

"The threads are woven into each other. They tangle. They tear. They unravel. They are like a mirror of feelings. This is how the artist describes her monumental installations, through which she explores the body, temporality, movement, memory and dreams, involving the viewer physically and mentally.

She has made a name for herself in the contemporary art world with her spectacular works, halfway between performance, body art and installation, immediately recognizable by their use of braided thread. Chiharu Shiota's work projects an overwhelming vision of the world that is truly unforgettable. The memory of things has always been her favorite theme.

Her work is very well known, she exhibits in the most important contemporary art galleries in the world, but also at the National Museum of Art in Osaka in 2008 or at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

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Chiharu Shiota - State of Being (Pistol)
Chiharu Shiota
Mixed media
50 x 50 x 30 cm
Chiharu Shiota - I Hope...
Chiharu Shiota
Mixed media
120 x 120 x 120 cm
Chiharu Shiota - No title 4
Chiharu Shiota
50 x 69 cm
Chiharu Shiota - Holding Memory
Chiharu Shiota
64 x 84 cm
Chiharu Shiota - No title 2
Chiharu Shiota
67 x 99 cm

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Chiharu Shiota's Career

1992-1996: Seika University, Kyoto

1996: Hamburg School of Fine Arts

1997-1999: University of Applied Sciences, Brunswick

1999: Berlin School of Fine Arts

  • Carte blanche to Chiharu Shiota, Musée Guimet, Paris (2022)7
  • Inner universe, Templon Gallery, Paris (2020)8
  • Where are we going, Le Bon Marché, Paris (2017)9
  • Follow the line, Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Milan (2016)10
  • The key in the hand, Japanese Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, Venice (2015)11
  • House, Templon Gallery, Brussels (2013)12
  • Home of the memory, La Maison Rouge, Paris (2011)1
  • 2009 : Montblanc Prize, Docks Art Fair, Christophe Gaillard Gallery
  • 2008 : The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art, Encouragement Prize for New Artists, Japan
  • Sakuya Kono Hana Prize, Osaka City, Japan
  • 2005: Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), Japan
  • 2004 : Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst der Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Kultur, Berlin
  • 2003: Pola Art Foundation
  • 2002 : Philip Morris K.K Art Award 2002, Akademie Schloss Solitude, scholarship