Shimabuku

Artist

Japanese artist born in Kobe in 1969, currently living and working in Naha. Shimabuku is represented by many galleries, among them Barbara Wien (Berlin), Nogueras Blanchard (Madrid and Barcelona) and Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles).

Shimabuku is a Japanese artist born in 1969 in Kobe. Shimabuku has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Kunsthalle Bern and at the Wilkinson.

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Shimabuku
Kobe, 1969
Japan

Past Exhibitions

Shimabuku: Bow to Bow

Barbara Wien
04/03/2017 — 13/04/2017

Solo Shows

2017

Bow to Bow, Barbara Wein, Berlin

Reborn Art Festival Touhoku Oshika, Miyagi

Shimabuku, the National Museum of Art, Osaka

2016

FOOD- Ecologies of the Everyday: 13th Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Fellbach Development, Okayama

Art Summit 2016, Okayama (curated by Liam Gillick)

The Snow Monkeys of Texas, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles Cuban Samba, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid

2015

Contemporary Still-Lives, Antinori Art Project, Florence

Take Me To The River, Dojima River Biennale 2015, Osaka

Exchange A Mobile Phone For A Stone Tool, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2014

When Sky was Sea, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery Sea and Flowers, Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin

Flying Me, Kunsthalle Bern City in the Sea, Air de Paris, Paris

2013

“Something that Floats / Something that Sinks,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K

“Noto,” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2012

“Leaves Swim,” Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

2011

“Shimabuku,” Overbeck Gesellschaft Kunstverein Lübeck, Lübeck

“Man should try to avoid contact with alien life forms,” Le Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’ile de Vassiviére, Vassiviére (cat.)

“On the water,” CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

“My Teacher Tortoise,” Wilkinson Gallery, London

2010

“Kaki and Tomato,” Air de Paris, Paris

2008

“New Works,” Watari-Um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

“Sea, Sky, Language and so on,” DAAD galerie, Berlin

“Shimabuku’s Fish & Chips,” Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

2007

“Shimabuku’s Fish & Chips,” Wilkinson Gallery, London

“The Story So Far 2,” Shugoarts, Tokyo

“Shimabuku’s Fish & Chips,” DAAD galerie, Berlin

2005

“From high in the sky to the bottom of the sea,” Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

“Catching octopus with self-made ceramic pots,” Air de Paris, Paris

Group Shows

2016

The Animal Mirror, ISCP, New York

Ecce Homo,The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Echo of untouched matter, Lothringer 13, Munich

2015

Äppärät, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Mountains with a Broken Edge, Havana Biennale, Havana

#catcontent, Kunstpalais, Erlangen A Climate Fictionalism, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City

The Way Things Go, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Supple Expansions, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

A History, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum City and Nature, Sapporo International Art Festiva Manners of Matter, Saltzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

Underwater Worlds, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr

2013

“Aquatopia,” Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, U.K

“Aquatopia,” Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, U.K

“Le Pont,” Musee d’art contemporain, Marseille, France

“Re:emerge,” Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE

“how to write 1” Wien Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany

2012

“Mount Fuji does not exist,” Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris

2011

“Impossible Community,” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Mosocow (cat.)

“Our Magic Hour,” Yokohama Triennale 2011: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama (cat.)

“Somewhere Else,” Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain

“Kaza Ana / Air Hole: Another Conceptualism from Asia,” The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2010

Aichi Triennale 2010, Aichi, Japan (cat.)

“Still Vast Reserves,” Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)

“Extra Ordinary,” Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, U.K.

“Eating the Universe. Food in Art,” Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (cat.)

“NEANDERTHALIAN NIGHTS: The world is not at home,” Galleria ZERO…, Milano

2009

“Eating the Universe. Food in Art,” Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (cat.)

“LINK – Flexible Deviation,” KOBE Biennale 2009, Kobe, Japan (cat.)

“Void of Memory,” Platform, KIMUSA, Seoul (cat.)

“Hundred Stories about Love,” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (cat.)

“Mash Up,” ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand

“The Grand Illusion,” National Chang Kai Shek Cultural Center, Taipei

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Kobe Country of birth: Japan Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: Naha