Chiharu Shiota

born in Osaka, Japan, 1972
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota creates textile constructions with a calligraphic character.
Like spider webs spreading unimpeded, the artist crosses and knots her threads from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. The space encompassing, energetic interventions build up a certain tension oscillating between secureness and endangerment. Everyday objects get captured by dense black cords as well and seem to leave only a receding memory of the object itself.

Chiharu Shiota studied at Kyoto Seike University (Japan), Canberra Shool of Art as well as in Braunschweig and at the UdK in Berlin in Germany with Marina Abramovic and Rebecca Horn. Since 1999 she lives in Berlin. Her work was part in important exhibitions, museums and biennials worldwide, for example Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, National Museum of Modern Art Tokio, P.S.1/MoMA New York as well as the biennials Kwangyu, Yokohama, Lyon and Fukuoka.