Born in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Berlin.
Over the course of the past three decades, Chiharu Shiota has built a stellar international career, exhibiting widely in major museums across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Chiharu Shiota is best known for intricate and large-scale installations that explore complex relationships between body and mind. She maps elusive sensations of emotion and memory by weaving tangible objects – clothing, musical instruments, furniture, letters, and even an incinerated piano – into extensive, tangled webs created with hundreds of metres of delicate thread. By capturing objects in this way, the artist creates atmospheric, otherworldly environments that inspire reflection on things past and meditation on future dreams.