Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka, japan in 1972 and belongs to a generation of young artists who have gained international attention in recent years for body-related art. Her education at German art schools with Marina Abramovic from 1996 provides a key to her pictorial language that is unmistakably oriented around the artistic solutions of the performance and installation art of the 1970s.
Central to the artist’s work are the themes of remembrance and oblivion, dreaming and sleeping, traces of the past and childhood, and dealing with anxieties. Shiota finds diverse visual expressions for these subject matters, the most celebrated being impenetrable installations made of black thread which often enclose various household and everyday, personal objects: a burnt-out piano, a wedding dress, a lady’s mackintosh, sometimes even the sleeping artist herself.
Chiharu has participated with her creations in many exhibitions this year:
“Crossing Lines”, Manege, Moscow / Russia
“Collection + Chiharu Shiota”, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney / Australia
“Red Line”, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo/Japan
“The Pulse of Time”, Future Perfect, Singapore
“Domami”, National Art Center, Tokyo/Japan
Keep up with your imagination Chiharu!