Chiharu Shiota

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Chiharu Shiota
塩田 千春 (Shiota Chiharu)

Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
ResidenceBerlin, Germany
Years active1992 -
Known forInstallation Art, Performance Art

Chiharu Shiota (塩田 千春, Shiota Chiharu) (born 1972) is a Japanese installation artist. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.[1]

Shiota was born in Osaka. She studied at the Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto and at various schools in Germany. While in Germany, she was a student of Marina Abramović.[2]


Shiota's oeuvre links various aspects of art performances and installation practices. Mostly renown for her vast, room-spanning webs of threads or hoses, she links abstract networks with concrete everyday objects such as keys, windows, dresses, shoes, boats and suitcases.[3] Besides installation works, she frequently collaborates with choreographers and composers such as Toshio Hosokawa, Sasha Waltz[4] and Stefan Goldmann[5] for opera, concert and dance projects.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2014
    • Selected by The Japan Foundation to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Bienniale
  • 2008 :
    • The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art
    • Encouragement Prize for New Artists, Japan
    • Sakuya Kono Hana Prize, Osaka City, Japan
  • 2005 : Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), Japan
  • 2004 : Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst der Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Kultur, Berlin
  • 2003 : Pola Art Foundation
  • 2002 :
    • Philip Morris K.K Art Award 2002
    • Akademie Schloss Solitude, scholarship


  • 2017
    • Where are we going?, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris
  • 2015
    • The key in the hand, Japanese Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia[6]
    • In the beginning was..., Fundació Sorigué, Lleida, Catalonia
  • 2014 :
    • Cartas de agradecimientos, Spai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló
    • "Small Room", galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
    • Earth and Blood, NF Galeria, Madrid
  • 2013 : "House", galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels
  • 2012 :
    • Infinity, galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France[7]
    • Where Are We Going?, Marugame Inokuma-Genichiro Institute of Modern Art (MIMOCA), Marugame, Kagawa, Japan
    • Chiharu Shiota. Sincronizando hilos y rizomas, NF Galeria, Madrid
  • 2011 : Home of memory, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • 2010 :Trauma, NF Galeria, Madrid
  • 2009 :
    • Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • Flowing Water, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
    • A long day, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Unconscious Anxiety, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France
  • 2008:
    • Waiting, Gallery Goff + Rosenthal, New York, USA
    • Zustand des Seins / State of Being, CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
    • Breath of the Spirit, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
    • Solo show, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2007 : From in silence / art complex, Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Kenmin Hall, Kanagawa, Japan[8]
  • 2006 : Dialogue from DNA, Wildnis + Kunst, Sarrebruck, Germany
  • 2005 :
    • During Sleep, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
    • Raum, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 :
    • Du côté de chez, église Sainte Marie Madeleine, Lille, France
    • Dialogue from DNA, Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracovie, Poland
    • In Silence, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2003 :
    • The Way Into Silence, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
    • Dialogue from DNA, installation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Varsovie, Poland
  • 2002 :
    • Uncertain Daily Life, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • In Silence, installation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


  • Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
  • Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg, Germany
  • The National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland


  • 2014 Chiharu Shiota, Las líneas de la mano, Casa Asia, España, ISBN 978-1-940291-36-9
  • 2009 :
    • Chiharu Shiota, Unconscious Anxiety, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, France
    • Chiharu Shiota - When Mind Takes Shape, lecture book of Kobe Design University, Shinjuku Shobo, Japan, ISBN 978-4-88008-395-7
  • 2008 :
    • Chiharu Shiota, Zustand des Seins / État d´Être / State of Being, CentrePasquArt, Biel / Bienne, Suisse, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, ISBN 978-3-940748-44-7
    • Chiharu Shiota - Breath of the Spirit, National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan
  • 2007 : From In Silence – Chiharu Shiota, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 2005 : Chiharu Shiota: Raum / Room, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Germany, ISBN 3-934833-17-9
  • 2003 :
    • Chiharu Shiota / a-i-r- laboratory / December 2003, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, ISBN 83-85142-87-8
    • The Way Into Silence, solo show, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Hrsg: Andrea Jahn, Verlag Das Wunderhorn, ISBN 3-88423-211-8


  1. ^ "ARNDT - CHIHARU SHIOTA". Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  2. ^ Dal Zotto, Sara. "Chiharu Shiota: An Interview". NASTY Magazine. Nasty Magazine.
  3. ^ "Chiharu Shiota". Mattress Factory.
  4. ^ Die Welt: Wind, der in den Kiefern tanzt. May 5th, 2011
  5. ^ Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany: Alif
  6. ^ 56th Biennale die Venezia, Japanese Pavilion program
  7. ^ D. Poiret, Chiharu Shiota tisse sa toile à Paris, Libération Next 31/1/2012
  8. ^ (en collaboration avec Dorky Park / Constanza Macras, Toshi Ichiyanagi x young musicians, Leipziger Streichquartett, Yoko Tawada + Aki Takase, Valery Afanassiev)

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