// Chiharu Shiota Portrait

// Chiharu Shiota / vita

1972 Born in Osaka, Japan
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

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


2018 Direction, KODE-Art Museum of Bergen, Bergen/ NOR
Kyoto Art for Tomorrow, The Museum of Kyoto/ JP
Solo show, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
Solo show, Galeria Nieves Fernandez, Madrid/ S
2017 Lost Words, Museum Nikolaikirche, Berlin/ D
Chiharu Shiota – New Works, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
Between the Lines, Het Noordbrabants Museum, s’Hertogenbosch/ NL
Destination,Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris/ F
Under the Skin, Kunsthalle Rostock/ D
Where are we going?, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris/ F
Infinity Lines, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA/ USA
2016 Absent Bodies, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne/ AUS
Chiharu Shiota – Solo show, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
The Locked Room,KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama/ JP
Uncertain Journey Blain / Southern, Berlin/ D
Rain of Memories, Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre/ HU
Follow the Line, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano/ I
Sleeping is like Death, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels/ B
2015 Follow the Line, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma (The Japan Foundation), Rome/ I – Traveling Exhibition
Searching for the Destination, SESC, São Paulo/ BRA
In the Beginning was…, The Sorigue Foundation, Lleida / S
Form of the Houses at Tokyo, Lines of Memory, at Nagoya, Kenji Taki Gallery/ JP
A Long Day, K21 – Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf/ D
The Key in the Hand at the Japan Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition-la Biennale di Venezia, Venice/ I
Follow the Line, Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation), Cologne/ D
Chiharu Shiota : Works on Paper, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing/ CN
Seven Dresses, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken/ D
2014 First House, Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center, Istanbul/ TR
Letters of Thanks, Espai de arte contemporani Castelló (EACC), Castello/ S
Over the Continents, Smithsonian Institution Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C./ USA
Chiharu Shiota – Maquette, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya / JP
il Gattopardo, Marseille Vieille Charité + Ballet National de Marseille, Marseille/ F
Small Room, Daniel Templon, Paris/ F
A long Day, La Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca/ I
Presence in the Absence, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN/ USA
Earth and Blood, Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid/ S
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/ F
Chiharu Shiota, Daniel Templon, Brussels/ B
Chiharu Shiota – Letters of Thanks, the Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi/ JP
Earth and Blood, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
Crossing Lines, Manege, Moscow/ RU
Collection + Chiharu Shiota, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney/ AUS
Red Line, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
2012 Other Side, Haunch of Venison, New York/ USA
Labyrinth of Memory, La Sucrière, Lyon/ F
State of Being, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
Where Are We Going?, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa / JP
Stairway, Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel / D
Infinity, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris/ F
Shiota Chiharu Me as Others, Art Gallery ARTIUM, Fukuoka/ JP
Synchronizing Strings and Rhizomes, Casa Asia, Barcelona/ S
2011 Chiharu Shiota-Presence of the Past, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Beijing/ CHN
Chiharu Shiota drawings, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
Memory of Books, Gervasuti Foundation, in cooperation with Haunch of Venison, Venice/ I
Home of Memory, La Maison Rouge, Paris/ F
In Silence, Detached, Hobart/ AUS
2010 Dialogue with Absence, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris/ F
Wall, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
One Place, Haunch of Venison, London/ UK
Trauma, Galería Nieves Fernández, Madrid/ S
2009 A Long Day, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich/ CH
Flowing Water, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama/ JP
Chiharu Shiota, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
Unconscious Anxiety, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris/ F
2008 Breath of the Spirit, The National Museum of Art, Osaka/ JP
State of Being, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
Zustand des Seins / State of Being, CentrePasquArt, Biel – Bienne/ CH
Inside / Outside, Gallery Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin/ D
Waiting, Goff + Rosenthal, New York/ USA
2007 From In Silence / Art Complex, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa/ JP
Trauma / Alltag, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
2005 RAUM / room, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin/ D
During Sleep, Museum Moderner Kunsnt Kärnten, Klagenfurt/ D
When Mind Become Form, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto/ JP
Zerbrochene Erinnerung, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ J
2004 Falling Sand, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
In Silence, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima/ JP
Dialogue from DNA, Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow/ PL
Du côté de chez, installation in the Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Lille/ F
All A Lone, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw/ PL
In Silence, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
Behind the Voice, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
The Way into Silence, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart/ D
2002 In Silence, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/ D
Uncertain Daily Life, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
2001 Chiharu Shiota, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/ JP
Under the Skin, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin/ D
2000 Breathing from Earth, Kunstraum Maximilianstrasse, Stadtforum München, Munich/ D

Group Exhibition (selection)

2017-2018 The Raft-Art is (not) Lonely, MuZEE, Ostend/ B
2017 In good times and in bad. How to operate, Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg/ D
Suzu 2017 Oku-Noto Triennale, Suzu, Ishikawa/ JP
About the Relations with People When Affection is Involved. Klein Collection, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart/ D
20th anniversary pop-up show: Have a Nice Time, Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Domodossola/ I
A Summer in Le Havre: 500th Anniversary of Le Havre, Le Havre/ F
Open Art Biennale Örebrö/ SW
Die Andere Seite / The Other Side, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein/ D
A Summer in Le Havre: 500th Anniversary of Le Havre, Le Havre/ F
Body Media II, Power Station of Art, Shanghai/ CHN
Herning Biennale: Socle du Monde, Herning/ DK
Daniel Templon: Portrait of the gallery, Institut Culturel Bernard Margrez, Bordeaux/ F
Kairos Castle, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Lennik/ B
Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture, Pafos/ CYP
2016 Piranesi / Shiota: Prisons of the Imagination,Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv/ IL
Spider’s Thread – Spinning images of Japanese beauty, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi/ JP
From here until Eternity, Maison Particulière, Brussels/ B
Melbourne Festival, Melbourne/ AUS
Collection 2 – Diray, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ JP
Art Unlimited, Art Basel/ CH
The Future is already here – It’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney/ AUS
In your heart and in your city, KØS, Museum for Art in the Public Space, Køge/ DK
2015 FANTasia Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul/ KOR & Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou/ CN
Le fil rouge, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris/ F
No hablaremos de Picasso, María José Jove Foundation, A Coruña/ S
2014 Progress and Hygiene, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw/ PL
Busan Biennale, Busan/ KOR
State of Being, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao/ S
The Pink Gaze,National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome/ I
The Pink Gaze, Palazzo Collicola GCAM Spoleto/ I
JapanArtToday,Kunsthaus Interlaken, Interlaken/ CH
Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo/ JP
Adventure in Art, Masterpiece of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata/ JP
Threads, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem/ NL
Konstruktives Widersprechen, Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Nussdorf/ D
Qual’at Al Bahrain through ages, Qual’at Al Bahrain, Manama/ BHR
2013 Everyone Carries a Room Inside, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem/ IL
Matrix. Textiles in Art and Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to the Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg/ D
Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung/ TW
Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania/ AUS
Mindfuless! Takahashi Collection, touring exhibition: Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo/ JP, Kirishima Art-Hall, Kagoshima/ JP,
Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya/ JP (2014)
Domami, National Art Center, Tokyo/ JP
2012 Traces of Time. Francis Bacon and Existential Conditioning in Contemporary Art, Strozzina Italia, Florence/ I
Sky over my Head, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto/ JP
Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, touring exhibition; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka/ JP,
Okinawa Prefecture Art Museum, Okinawa/ JP, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi/ JP, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu/ JP
The best of Times, the Worst of Times, the First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev/ UKR
Vernetzt,Power Tower Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz/ AT
2011 Experimenta Utopia, MONA, Tasmania/ AT
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/ F
City-Net Asia 2011, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul/ KOR
Inner Voices, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ JP
Biennale internationale d’art contemporain, Melle/ F
Bye Bye Kitty!!!, Japan Society Gallery, New York/ USA
2010 On & On, La Casa Encendida, Madrid/ S
Connectedness to Life, Beyond Mediations, Mediations Biennale, Poznan/ PL
Aichi Triennale 2010 – Arts and Cities, Nagoya/ J
100-Day Art and Sea Adventure – Setouchi International Art Festival, Teshima/ JP
Tsubaki-kai 2010 Trans-Figurative, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo/ JP
On Bathing, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/ JP
HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem/ IL
2009 Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscaw/ RU
The World is Yours, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek/ DK
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009, Niigata Prefecture, Echigo-Tsumari/ J
Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London/ UK
Hundred Stories about Love, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ J
Tsubaki-kai 2009 Trans-Figurative, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo/ J
2008 Drawn in the Clouds, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki/ FIN
Torstrasse 166 – Das Haus der Vorstellung, Berlin / D
Platform, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ JP
Heartquake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem/ IL
Eurasia: Geographic Crossovers in Art, Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto/ I
Kunsträume, Museum Friedberg / D
Tsubaki-kai 2008 Trans-Figurative, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo/ J
2007 Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe/ D
The Body Sings of Life, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa/ J
Fiction for the Real” The National Museum of Mondern Art, Tokyo/ J
2006 Bathroom, PI Performance Intermedia Festival, Szczecin/ PL
Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori/ J
Sixth Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations, Gwangju/ KOR
The Joyful House, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya/ J
Berlin-Tokyo / Tokyo-Berlin: The Art of Two Cities, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin/ D
Absolutely Private: On Photography from 2000 to the Present, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo/ J
2005 Third Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2005: Parallel Realities-Asian Art Now, Fukuoka/ J
Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus/ DK
Imbenge Dreamhouse, touring exhibition; Durban Cultural and Documentation Centre, Durban/ South Africa
and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/ D
Dreaming Now, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts/ USA
2004 Senatsstipendiaten, Kunstbank, Berlin/ D
The Joy of My Dreams, First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville/ S
Embroidered Action, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya/ IL
Oogstrelend Schoon – Shining Beauty, Apeldoorns Museum, Apeldoorn/ NL
2003 Walking on Art, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg/ D
Paysages féminins et grondements du monde, Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo, Tokyo/ JP
Eine Bilanz, Kulturverein Zehntscheuer e.V., Rottenburg am Neckar, Rottenburg/ D
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/ PL
Miss You, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg/ D
Another World-Twelve Bedroom Stories, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne/ CH
De Waan, Manifestation of Art and Psychiatry, Venray/ NL
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/ D
2001 Kunst und Kur / arte e benessere, Kunsthaus Meran, Merano/ I
Marking The Territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin/ IR
Yokohama Triennale 2001 – MEGA-WAVE, Yokohama/ J
VIA, Théâtre du Manége, Maubeuge/ F
Translated Acts, touring exhibition: Queens Museum of Art, New York/ USA, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/ D,
Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen de Carrillo Gil, Mexico City/ MX
Exit 2001, Maison des Arts Créteil, Paris/ F
Duitsland: Die Welt aus deutscher Sicht, Stichting Odapark: Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Venray/ NL
2000 Yume no Ato, touring exhibition: Haus am Waldsee, Berlin/ D, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden/ D
Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn/ D
Strange Home, Historisches Museum and Kestner Museum, Hannover/ D
Continental Shift, touring exhibition, Ludwig Forum, Aachen/ D, Bonnefanten-museum, Maastricht/ NL,
Stadsgalerij Heerlen/ NL, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporaine, Liège/ B
Heimat Kunst, touring exhibition: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/ D, Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg am Neckar/ D


2017 Siegfried, stage design for the opera by Richard Wagner Directed by Daniel Karasek Operhaus, Theater Kiel/ D
2016 The Winter’s Talestage design for the theater by William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel KarasekSchauspielhaus, Theater Kiel/ D
alif::split in the wall – a theatre of consciousness, collaboration with Zafraan Ensemble Artistic Director: Jeremias Schwarzer Radialsystem V, Berlin/ D
2014 Tristan and Isolde, stage design for an opera by Richard Wagner Directed by Daniel Karasek Theater Kiel, Kiel/ D
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 / PL, Orchestre Philharmonie du Luxembourg, Staatsoper Berlin/ D
2009 Oedipus Rex, stage design. Directed and choreographed by Constanza Macras and Dorky ParkEuropean Center for the Arts,
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden/ D, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin/ D
Tattoo (Dea Loher), stage design, Directed by Toshiki Okada, New National Theatre Tokyo, Tokyo/ JP
2003 Solitude, stage design, Directed by Alex Novak, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/ D
ALL A LONE, stage design, collaboration with Yuko Kaseki, Centre Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw/ PL


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/ JP
Montblanc Culture Award, Docks Art Fair, Lyon/ F
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/ JP
2004 Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), Japan
Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunstler Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin/ D
2003 Grant from Pola Art Foundation, Japan
2002 Philip Morris K.K Art Award 2002, New York/ USA
Akademie Schloss Solitude scholarship, Stuttgart/ D
2000 Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis 2000, shortlist, Bonn/ D
1998 Kunstpreis 1998, Landkreis Gifhorn, Gifhorn/ D
1993 Semester exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University


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)