Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka, Japan in 1972. Having studied in German art schools, her work envelops both genres of installation and performance art, reminiscent of the 1970s. Influenced by the work of Schneemann, Bourgeois, and mendieta, Shiota's work often invites the viewer in and restricts physical access at the same time. Using thread, the artists creates a pictorial language of memory, loss, and connectivity. Through the manual labor or knotting and tying, Shiota makes the process of creating the installations performative.
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