Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

August 30, 2014 – June 7, 2015
Over the Continents by Shiota (2008). National Museum of Art, Osaka, Photo: Sunhi Mang; courtesy of Kenji Taki Gallery

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Pavilion Floor Plan

Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist. Shiota studied at Kyoto Seike University (Japan), Canberra School of Art, and Universität der Künste in Berlin with Marina Abramovic and Rebecca Horn. Her work has been presented at the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, 2013), Birmingham Museum (Alabama, 2012), National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (2007), Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (2006), and MoMA PS1 (New York City, 2003), as well as the Biennials in Venice, Fukuoka, and Yokohama. Born in Osaka, Japan, Shiota currently lives and works in Berlin.