Chiharu Shiota “Two Boats, one direction” (2020)

installation by the japanese artist Chiharu Shiota wirh two boats and many black ropes around them
Two Boats, one direction (2020) metal frame, felt, ropes solo exhibition: Lifelines Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil (CCBB), Brasilia, Brazil photo by Augusto Costa

Chiharu Shiota biography


Born in Osaka, Japan (1972), lives and works in Berlin. As an author of drawings, sculptures, photography and videos.

In 2008, she received the Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Her solo exhibitions across the world include Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2019); Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); Art Gallery of South Australia (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2018); Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2017); K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2015); Smithsonian Institution Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington DC (2014); the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013); and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008) among others.

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

A personal exhibition entitled "Inner universe" at the Galerie Templon in Paris is ongoing until 25 July.