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Artist’s profile

Chiharu
Shiota

Osaka, Japan, 1972

Artist’s profile

Chiharu
Shiota

Osaka, Japan, 1972

Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka in 1972. She first studied at the Kyoto Seika University, then at the Canberra School of Art in Australia. She then completed her studies in Germany. Now she lives and works in Berlin.

In her site-specific installations, Chiharu Shiota uses braided yarns to create a dense and intricate warp that is often wrapped around common objects, making the space impenetrable. Memory, identity, fear, oblivion, loneliness, life and death are recurrent concepts in all of her works.

Her works have been exhibited in, among others, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2019), the Art Gallery of South Australia (2018), the Power Station of Art in Shanghai (2017), the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (2015), the Smithsonian Institution Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC (2014), the Museum of Art Kochi (2013), and the National Museum of Art in Osaka (2008).

In 2015, Shiota was selected to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennial.

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