Profile

1972 Born in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2011
California College of the Arts, Guest Professor
2010 - 13
Kyoto Seika University, Guest Professor
1999 - 03
Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
1997 - 99
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany
1996
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany
1993 - 94
Semester Exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Australia
1992 - 96
Kyoto Seika University, Japan
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2017
  • "Where are we going?" Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris / France
  • "Infinity Lines" SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA / U.S.A.
2016
  • "Absent Bodies" Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne / Australia
  • “Chiharu Shiota - Solo show” Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya / Japan
  • "The Locked Room" KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama / Japan
  • “Uncertain Journey” Blain | Southern, Berlin / Germany
  • "Rain of Memories" Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre / Hungary
  • "Follow the Line" Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano / Italy
  • "Sleeping is like Death" Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussel / Belgium
2015
  • "Follow the Line", Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma (The Japan Foundation), Rome / Italy - Traveling Exhibition
  • "Searching for the Destination" SESC, São Paulo / Brasil
  • "In the Beginning was..." The Sorigue Foundation, Lleida / Spain
  • "Form of the Houses" at Tokyo, "Lines of Memory" at Nagoya, Kenji Taki Gallery / Japan
  • "A Long Day" K21 - Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf / Germany
  • "The Key in the Hand" at the Japan Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, Venice / Italy
  • "Follow the Line" Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation), Cologne / Germany
  • "Chiharu Shiota : Works on Paper" Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing / China
  • "Seven Dresses" Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken / Germany
2014
  • "First House" Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center, Istanbul / Turkey
  • "Letters of Thanks" Espai de arte contemporani Castelló (EACC), Castello / Spain
  • "Over the Continents" Smithsonian Institution Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. / USA
  • "Chiharu Shiota - Maquette" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya / Japan
  • "il Gattopardo" Marseille Vieille Charité + Ballet National de Marseille, Marseille / France
  • "Small Room", Daniel Templon, Paris / France
  • "A long Day" La Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca / Italy
  • "Presence in the Absence", Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN / USA
  • "Earth and Blood", Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid / Spain
  • "Dialogues", New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall / UK
2013
  • "Trace of Memory" The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh / USA
  • "Other Side", Towner Gallery, Eastbourne / UK
  • "After the Dream", Carré St. Anne, Montpellier / France
  • "Chiharu Shiota", Daniel Templon, Brussels / Belgium
  • "Chiharu Shiota – Letters of Thanks", the Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi / Japan
  • "Earth and Blood", Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya / Japan
  • "Crossing Lines", Manege, Moscow / Russia
  • "Collection + Chiharu Shiota", Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney / Australia
  • "Red Line", Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
2012
  • "Other Side", Haunch of Venison, New York / USA
  • "Labyrinth of Memory", La Sucrière, Lyon / France
  • "State of Being", Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
  • "Where Are We Going?", Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa / Japan
  • "Stairway", Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel / Germany
  • "Infinity", Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris / France
  • "Shiota Chiharu Me as Others", Art Gallery ARTIUM, Fukuoka / Japan
  • "Synchronizing Strings and Rhizomes", Casa Asia, Barcelona / Spain
2011
  • "Chiharu Shiota-Presence of the Past", Alexander Ochs Galleries, Beijing / China
  • "Chiharu Shiota drawings", Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
  • "Memory of Books", Gervasuti Foundation, in cooperation with Haunch of Venison, Venice / Italy
  • "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 / UK
  • "Trauma", Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid / Spain
2009
  • "A Long Day", Rotwand Gallery, Zurich / Switzerland
  • "Flowing Water", Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama / Japan
  • "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", CentrePasquArt, Biel – Bienne / Switzerland
  • "Inside / Outside", Gallery Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin / Germany
  • "Waiting", Goff + Rosenthal, New York / USA
2007
  • "From In Silence / Art Complex", Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa / Japan
  • "Trauma / Alltag", Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
2005
  • "RAUM / room", Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Germany
  • "During Sleep", Museum Moderner Kunsnt Kärnten, Klagenfurt / Germany
  • "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 in the Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Lille / France
2003
  • "All A Lone", Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / Poland
  • "In Silence", Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya / Japan
  • "Behind the Voice", Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
  • "The Way into Silence", Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 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", Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin / Germany
2000
  • "Breathing from Earth", Kunstraum Maximilianstrasse, Stadtforum München, Munich / Germany
Group Exhibition (selection)
2016
  • “Piranesi | Shiota: Prisons of the Imagination” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv / Israel
  • “Spider's Thread - Spinning images of Japanese beauty” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi / Japan
  • "From here until Eternity" Maison Particulière, Brussel / Belgium
  • Melbourne Festival, Melbourne / Australia
  • "Collection 2 - Diray" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Japan
  • "Art Unlimited" Art Basel / Switzerland
  • "The Future is already here - It's just not evenly distributed" 20th Biennale of Sydney / Australia
  • "In your heart and in your city" KØS, Museum for Art in the Public Space, Køge / Denmark
2015
  • "FANTasia" Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul / South Korea & Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou / China
  • "Le fil rouge" Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris / France
  • "No hablaremos de Picasso" María José Jove Foundation, A Coruña / Spain
2014
  • "Progress and Hygiene" Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw / Poland
  • "Busan Biennale" Busan / South Korea
  • "State of Being" Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao / Spain
  • "The Pink Gaze" National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome, Rome / Italy
  • "The Pink Gaze" Palazzo Collicola GCAM Spoleto, Spoleto / Italy
  • "JapanArtToday" Kunsthaus Interlaken, Interlaken / Switzerland
  • "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo / Japan
  • "Adventure in Art, Masterpiece of the National Museum of Art, Osaka", the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata / Japan
  • "Threads", Musuem Arnhem, Arnhem / Netherlands
  • "Konstruktives Widersprechen", Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Nussdorf / Germany
  • "Qual'at Al Bahrain through ages", Qual'at Al Bahrain, Manama / Bahrain
2013
  • "Everyone Carries a Room Inside", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem / Israel
  • "Matrix. Textiles in Art and Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to the Present", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg / Germany
  • "Asian Art Biennial", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung / Taiwan
  • "Red Queen", Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania / Australia
  • "Mindfuless! Takahashi Collection" touring exhibition;
    Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo / Japan
    Kirishima Art-Hall, Kagoshima / Japan
    Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya / Japan (2014)
  • "Domami", National Art Center, Tokyo / Japan
2012
  • "Traces of Time. Francis Bacon and Existential Conditioning in Contemporary Art", Strozzina Italia, Florence / Italy
  • "Sky over my Head", Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto / Japan
  • "Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012″ touring exhibition;
    Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka / Japan
    Okinawa Prefecture Art Museum, Okinawa / Japan
    Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi / Japan
    Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu / Japan
  • "The best of Times, the Worst of Times" the First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev / Ukraine
  • "Vernetzt" Power Tower Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz / Austria
2011
  • "Experimenta Utopia", MONA, Tasmania / Australia
  • "Lost in Lace", Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham / UK
  • "Ainsi soit-il", Collection Antoine de Galbert Group Exhibition, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon / France
  • "City-Net Asia 2011″, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul / South Korea
  • "Inner Voices", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Japan
  • "Biennale internationale d'art contemporain", Melle / France
  • "Bye Bye Kitty!!!", Japan Society Gallery, New York / USA
2010
  • "On & On", La Casa Encendida, Madrid / Spain
  • "Connectedness to Life, Beyond Mediations", Mediations Biennale, Poznan / Poland
  • "Aichi Triennale 2010 - Arts and Cities", 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
  • "HomeLessHome", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem / Israel
2009
  • "Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art", Moscaw / Russia
  • "The World is Yours", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek / Denmark
  • "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009″, Niigata Prefecture, Echigo-Tsumari / Japan
  • "Walking in My Mind", Hayward Gallery, London / UK
  • "Hundred Stories about Love", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Japan
  • "Tsubaki-kai 2009 Trans-Figurative", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
2008
  • "Drawn in the Clouds", Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki / Finland
  • "Torstrasse 166 - Das Haus der Vorstellung", Berlin / Germany
  • "Platform", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa / Japan
  • "Heartquake", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem / Israel
  • "Eurasia: Geographic Crossovers in Art", Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto, Trento and Rovereto / Italy
  • "Kunsträume", Museum Friedberg / Germany
  • "Tsubaki-kai 2008 Trans-Figurative", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
2007
  • "Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves", ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe / Germany
  • "The Body Sings of Life", Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa / Japan
  • "Fiction for the Real" The National Museum of Mondern Art, Tokyo / Japan
2006
  • "Bathroom", PI Performance Intermedia Festival, Szczecin / Poland
  • "Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori / Japan
  • "Sixth Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations", Gwangju / South Korea
  • "The Joyful House", Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya / Japan
  • "Berlin-Tokyo / Tokyo-Berlin: The Art of Two Cities", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin / Germany
  • "Absolutely Private: On Photography from 2000 to the Present", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo / Japan
2005
  • "Third Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2005: Parallel Realities-Asian Art Now", Fukuoka / Japan
  • "Fairy Tales Forever", ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus / Denmark
  • "Imbenge Dreamhouse", touring exhibition; Durban Cultural and Documentation Centre, Durban / South Africa and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany
  • "Dreaming Now", The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts / USA
2004
  • "Senatsstipendiaten", Kunstbank, Berlin / Germany
  • "The Joy of My Dreams, First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville", Seville / Spain
  • "Embroidered Action", Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya / Israel
  • "Oogstrelend Schoon – Shining Beauty", Apeldoorns Museum, Apeldoorn / Netherland
2003
  • "Walking on Art," Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg / Germany
  • "Paysages féminins et grondements du monde", Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
  • "Eine Bilanz", Kulturverein Zehntscheuer e.V., Rottenburg am Neckar, Rottenburg / Germany
  • "First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York / USA
2002
  • "A Need For Realism", Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / Poland
  • "Miss You", Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg / Germany
  • "Another World-Twelve Bedroom Stories", Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne / Switzerland
  • "De Waan, Manifestation of Art and Psychiatry", Venray / Netherland
  • "Art in Transition II ­ some kind of dream", Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina / USA
  • "The First Move", Philip Morris K.K. Art Award 2002,Tokyo International Forum / USA
  • "Rest in Space", touring exhibition; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / Finland Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / Germany
2001
  • "Kunst und Kur / arte e benessere", Kunsthaus Meran, Merano / Italy
  • "Marking The Territory", Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Ireland
  • "Yokohama Triennale 2001 - MEGA-WAVE", Yokohama / Japan
  • "VIA" Théâtre du Manége, Maubeuge / France
  • "Translated Acts", touring exhibition; Queens Museum of Art, New York / USA, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany, Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen de Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • "Exit 2001″, Maison des Arts Créteil, Paris / France
  • "Duitsland: Die Welt aus deutscher Sicht", Stichting Odapark: Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Venray/ Netherlands
2000
  • "Yume no Ato", touring exhibition;
    Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / Germany
    Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden / Germany
  • "Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn / Germany
  • "Strange Home", Historisches Museum and Kestner Museum, Hanover / Germany
  • "Continental Shift", touring exhibition;
    Ludwig Forum, Aachen / Germany
    Bonnefanten-museum, Maastricht / Netherlands
    Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen / Netherlands
    Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporaine, Liège / Belgium
  • "Heimat Kunst", touring exhibition;
    Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany
    Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg am Neckar / Germany
Projects
2016
  • "The Winter’s Tale" stage dsign for the theater by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Daniel Karasek
    Schauspielhaus, Theater Kiel / Germany
  • "alif::split in the wall - a theatre of consciousness", collabollation with Zafraan Ensemble
    Artistic Director: Jeremias Schwarzer
    Radialsystem V, Berlin
2014
  • "Tristan and Isolde" stage design for an opera by Richard Wagner
    Directed by Daniel Karasek
    Theater Kiel, Kiel / Germany
2011
  • "Matsukaze", stage design together with Pia Maier Schriever for an opera by Toshio Hosokawa
    Directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz
    Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels / Belgium, Polish National Opera, Warsaw / Poland, Orchestre Philharmonie du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Staatsoper Berlin, Berlin / Germany
2009
  • "Oedipus Rex", stage design.
    Directed and choreographed by Constanza Macras and Dorky Park
    European Center for the Arts, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden / Germany, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin / Germany
  • "Tattoo (Dea Loher)", stage design
    Directed by Toshiki Okada, New National Theatre Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
2003
  • "Solitude", stage design
    Directed by Alex Novak, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart / Germany
  • "ALL A LONE" stage design, collaboration with Yuko Kaseki,
    Centre Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / Poland
Prize, Nominations, Scholarships
2012
  • The audience choice, ARSENALE – The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev / Ukraine
  • Appointed as Commissioner for Cultural Affairs to visit Australia by japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs
2009
  • Distinguished Service Medal, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto / Japan
  • Montblanc Culture Award, Docks Art Fair, Lyon / France
2008
  • The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology´s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists, Japan
  • Sakuya Kono Hana Prize, Osaka City, Osaka / Japan
2004
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), Japan
  • Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunstler Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin / Germany
2003
  • Grant from Pola Art Foundation, Japan
2002
  • Philip Morris K.K Art Award 2002, New York / USA
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude scholarship, Stuttgart / Germany
2000
  • Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis 2000, shortlist, Bonn / Germany
1998
  • Kunstpreis 1998, Landkreis Gifhorn, Gifhorn / Germany
1993
  • Semester exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University
Collections
  • Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne / Switzerland
  • Sammlung Verbund, Vienna / Austria
  • Antoine de Galbert, Paris / France
  • The Hoffmann Collection, Berlin / Germany
  • Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg, Freiburg / Germany
  • Kunstwerk-Sammlung Alison and Peter W. Klein, Nussdorf / Germany
  • Kiasma, Helsinki / Finland
  • Ömer Koc, Istanbul / Turkey
  • Mona–Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania / Australia
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / Japan
  • Shiseido Art House, Shizuoka / Japan
  • The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka / Japan
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa / Japan
  • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi / Japan
  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Japan
  • Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa / Japan
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka / Japan

(listed in no particular order)