Chiharu Shiota Installation | The Key in the Hand

Chiharu Shiota

with these thoughts in mind, in this new installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. as I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. these overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other’s feelings.’

“The Key in the Hand”, 2015, The 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Venice/Italy, photo by Sunhi Mang

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chiharu shiota The Key in the Hand #artpeople

chiharu shiota The Key in the Hand #artpeople

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chiharu shiota The Key in the Hand #artpeople

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Recent solo exhibitions include “Follow the Line” at the Japan Foundation in Cologne, Germany, “Chiharu Shiota: Works on Paper” at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery in Beijing, China, and “Seven Dresses” atStadtgalerie Saarbrücken in Saarbrücken. Shiota was born in 1972 in Osaka, and has been living and working in Berlin for the past two decades.

1972 Born in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2011
California College of the Arts, Guest Professor
2010 – 13
Kyoto Seika University, Guest Professor
1999 – 03
Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
1997 – 99
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany
1996
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany
1993 – 94
Semester Exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Australia
1992 – 96
Kyoto Seika University, Japan
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