Shimabuku: Moon Rabbit



1969   Born in Kobe, Japan
1990   Graduated from Osaka College of Art, Osaka
1992   Graduated from San Francisco Art Institute (B.A.) 
2003   Lives in Yokohama. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

1993   "KONNICHIWA," Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (leaflet)
1994   "America," Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan    
1996   "Shimabukuro-Shimafukurou," Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1998   "In Search of Deer," Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (artist book)
1999   "I'm traveling with 165-metre mermaid," DAZIBAO, Montreal, Canada (artist book)
       "Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere," Air de Paris, France
2001   "The Octopus Returns," Kobe Art Village Center / Suma Rikyu Park, Kobe, Japan (artist book)
       "Passing through the rubber band," Air de Paris, France
2002   "Then, I decided to give a tour of Tokyo to the octopus from Akashi." Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
       "Then, I decided to give a tour of Tokyo to the octopus from Akashi." Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
       "Frog's Sky," Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria
2003   "Watching the River Flow," Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan
       "Swansea Jack Memorial Dog Swimming Competition", Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, U.K. (artist book)

Selected Group Exhibitions

1995   "Rolywholyover a Circus John Cage," Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan (cat.)
       "From Duchamp to Duchamp," Kita Kanto Museum Of Fine Arts, Gunma, Japan
1996   "Displacement-31st Today's Artist," Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Yokohama, Japan(cat.)
       "Public Art Project - Sound Art," Iwakura, Aichi, Japan (leaflet)                
       "Survival Tool," Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan (cat.)
       "The Stream from the South," Kaseda, Kagoshima, Japan
       "Place for Survival," Kurumi Kindergarten, Shizuoka, Japan
1998   "11th Biennale of Sydney: every day," Australia (cat.)
       "Memorealism," Museum City Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan (cat.)
       "La Table," Air de Paris, France
       "Donaiyanen!," Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (cat.)
1999   "And / Or," Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
       "Space," Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands  
       "Ivresse," Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, France 
       "Extra et Ordinaire," Printemps de Cahors, France   (cat.)     
       "Empty Garden," Watari-Um,the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (artist book)
2000   "Elysian Fields," Centre Georges Pompidou, France (cat.)
       "COUNTER-PHOTOGRAPHY," Moscow (international touring exhibition)  (cat.)
       "As it is," Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K. (cat.)
       " Transformer," Raum aktueller Kunst Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
       "do it digital" (web project), Kassel, Germany 
       "Gift of Hope," Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
2001   "Encounter," Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
       "The Beginning of Things-The 6th Kitakyusyu Biennale," 
        Kitakyusyu Municipal Museum of Art, Kita Kyusyu, Japan (cat.)
       "Ikiro-be alive," Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands (cat.)
       "Traveller's Tale" (web project), Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), London, U.K.
       "Mega Wave," Yokohama 2001:International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan (cat.)
       "Facts of Life," Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. (cat.)
       "Rendez-Vous No.3," Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
2002   "C'est pas du cinema!" Le Fresnoy, Studio National,Tourcoing,France (cat.)
       "art in the home," Edinbourgh, U.K.
       "Radiodumb," Zero Arte Contemporanea, Italy
       "la part de l'autre," Carre d'Art, Nime (cat.)       
       "Upstream," Amsterdam/Hoorn, Netherlands (cat.)
        Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2003   "Time After Time," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisico, U.S.A. 
        "25 Hrs," International Video Art Show,Barcelona, Spain (cat.) 
        "Utopia Station," 50th Venezia Biennale, Italy (cat.)
        SPREAD IN PRATO 2, Prato, Italy (cat.)
        "U-Topos," Tirana Biennale 2,Tirana, Albania (cat.)
         Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art 2nd edition, Riviera Ligure, Italy (cat.)
Selected Projects

1991	Octopus Rd. Project (Walking from Koshienhama to Maizuru, carrying an octopus)
1992    Souvenir, Iwatayama Monkey Park, Kyoto
1993    Gorilla, Kanazawa Sunny Land, Ishikawa
1994    Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, Suma, Kobe
1996    Shimabukuro-Shimafukurou 
         (Hitchhike travel across Japan from the south to the north to see the big owl named SHIMAFUKUROU)
1999    "Continuing research for 'Mountains and valleys never meet, but people do'" Netherlands - Kyusyu, Japan
2001    "Moon Rabbit" web project, Dia Center for the Arts, New York