Chiharu Shiota: The Unsettled Soul

Chiharu Shiota
The Unsettled Soul 

28/11 2024—28/4 2025  
Gallery 1 & 2

Curator: Christelle Havranek

The Unsettled Soul is the first solo exhibition in the Czech Republic of Chiharu Shiota, a contemporary Japanese artist renowned internationally for her captivating installations. Her work confronts fundamental human concerns such as life, death, and relationships through large-scale thread installations that include a variety of objects and memorabilia. Playing with themes of existence and absence, her art also spans drawing, sculpture, photography, and video.  

Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka, Japan (1972), lives and works in Berlin. In 2008, she received the Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Her exhibitions across the world include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2023); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2019); Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (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, D.C. (2014); the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013); and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008), among others. She has also participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Oku-Noto International Art Festival (2017), Sydney Biennale (2016), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2009) and Yokohama Triennale (2001). In 2015, Shiota was selected to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale.