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Born 1969, Kobe, Japan
Lives and works in Okinawa

EDUCATION

1992
BA, San Francisco Art Institute

1990
Osaka College of Art, Osaka

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Bow to Bow, Barbara Wein, Berlin
Reborn Art Festival Touhoku Oshika, Miyagi (forthcoming)
Shimabuku, the National Museum of Art, Osaka (forthcoming)

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
Noto, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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*
On the water, CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
My Teacher Tortoise, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2010
Kaki and Tomato, Air de Paris, Paris

2008
New Works, 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

2004
Born as a Box, Wilkinson Gallery, London
Yoyo on the Moon, Maejima Art Center / Yume-R, Okinawa

2003
Swansea Jack Memorial Dog Swimming Competition, Glynn
Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea*
Watching the River Flow, Shugoarts, Tokyo

2002
Frog’s Sky, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria
Then, I decided to give a tour of Tokyo to the octopus from
Akashi, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Then, I decided to give a tour of Tokyo to the octopus from
Akashi, Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris

2001
Passing through the rubber band, Air de Paris, Paris
The Octopus Returns, Kobe Art Village Center / Suma Rikyu Park, Kobe, Japan*

1999
I’m traveling with 165-metre mermaid, DAZIBAO, Montreal*
Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, Air de Paris, Paris

1998
In Search of Deer, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo*

1996
Shimabukuro-Shimafukurou, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

1994
America, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

1993
KONNICHIWA,” Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya*

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Viva Arte Viva, Curated by Christine Macel, 57th International Venice Biennale (forthcoming)

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
Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Le Pont, Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille
Re: emerge, Sharjah Biennial 11
how to write 1, Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

2012
FOOD, Musée Ariana, Geneva
Mount Fuji does not exist, Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris

2011
Impossible Community, Moscow Museum of Modern Art*
Our Magic Hour, Yokohama Triennale*
Somewhere Else, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
Kaza Ana / Air Hole: Another Conceptualism from Asia, The
National Museum of Art, Osaka

2010
Negotiations, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennale*
Still Vast Reserves, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne*
Extra Ordinary, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
Eating the Universe. Food in Art, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck*
NEANDERTHALIAN NIGHTS: The world is not at home, Galleria ZERO, Milan

2009
Eating the Universe. Food in Art,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf*
LINK – Flexible Deviation, KOBE Biennale 2009, Kobe*
Void of Memory, Platform, KIMUSA, Seoul*
Hundred Stories about Love, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa*
Mash Up, ARTSPACE, Auckland
The Grand Illusion, National Chang Kai Shek Cultural Center, Taipei

2008
Experimenta FOLKLORE, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Between Art and Life, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve
The Street, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Florescendo: Brasil – Japao O seu lugar, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota*
All Our Everydays, Gallery VER, Bangkok*
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London*

2007
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, Guangdong Museum of Art
Tracks of Okinawan Culture 1872-2007, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum*
Tomorrow, Artsonje Center + Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul*
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, Long March Project, Beijing*
Oriente e trópico, Instituto Cultural Usiminas, Ipatinga, Brazil
How to live together, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago*
Oriente e trópico, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop, Art Tower Mito*
2006
How to live together, 27th Bienal de Sao Paulo*
Utopia Station,” 50th Venice Biennale, Venice*
25 Hrs, International Video Art Show, Barcelona*
Time After Time, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

2002
Busan Biennale, Busan
Upstream, Amsterdam/Hoorn*
La part de l’autre, Carre d’Art, Nime*
Radiodumb,”Zero Arte Contemporanea, Milano
Art in the home, Edinburgh
C’est pas du cinema!, Le Fresnoy, Studio National, Tourcoing, France*

2001
Rendez-Vous No.3, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Facts of Life, Hayward Gallery, London*
Mega Wave, Yokohama*
Traveler’s Tale, (web project), Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), London.
Ikiro-be alive, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands*
The Beginning of Things – The 6th Kitakyusyu Biennale, Kitakyusyu Municipal Museum of Art, Kita Kyusyu, Japan*
Encounter, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo*

2000
Gift of Hope, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo*
Do it digital, (web project), Kassel, Germany
Transformer, Raum aktueller Kunst Martin Janda, Vienna
As it is, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham*

COUNTER-PHOTOGRAPHY, Moscow (international touring
exhibition)*
Elysian Fields, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris*
1999
Empty Garden, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo*
Extra et Ordinaire, Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France*
Ivresse, Ateliers d’Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille
Space, Witte de With, Rotterdam
And / Or, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

1998
Donaiyanen!, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris*
La Table, Air de Paris, Paris
every day, 11th Biennale of Sydney*
Memorealism, Museum City Fukuoka, Japan*

1996
Place for Survival, Kurumi Kindergarten, Shizuoka
The Stream from the South, Kaseda, Kagoshima
Survival Tool, Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba*
Public Art Project – Sound Art, Iwakura, Aichi*
Displacement-31st Today’s Artist, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery*

1995
From Duchamp to Duchamp, Kita Kanto Museum of Fine Arts, Gunma
Rolywholyover a Circus John Cage, Art Tower Mito*

SELECTED PROJECTS

2004 – 2005
Zero gravity art center, 4 pages project on Japanese movie
magazine “CUT”
Monthly essays for Japanese newspaper “ASAHI SHINBUN”

2000
Moon Rabbit, web project, Dia Center for the Arts, New York