Born in 1972 in the Japanese city of Osaka, Chiharu Shiota has been living and working in Berlin since 1997. She studied at the Berlin University of Fine Arts then the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and worked at Rebecca Horn’s studio and with Marina Abramovic. Her artistic language has been influenced by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta, both in terms of physical experimentation and an exploration of the unconscious, and with the choice of delicate materials like fabrics and thread, traditionally associated with femininity. Shiota’s radical and protean artistic approach explores the notions of the body, temporality, movement, memory and dreams. Her site-specific installations are often the theatre for performances designed by the artist and involving the mental and bodily participation of the viewer.
Twenty years and…
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea presents the opening of the exhibition “20 years and…”. On...
17 Dec 2015 - 14 Apr 2016
Chiharu Shiota: Uncertain Journey
For her first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Chiharu Shiota creates a new site specific monumental...
17 Sep 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince
Organized by the Municipality of Milan, the exhibition curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani,...
05 Apr 2018 - 13 May 2018