This bilingual publication features an interview with the artist by Rosalie Pfleger, looking at Shiota’s practice and site-specific installation at the Jameel, as well as her move from painting to installation and the use of found objects within her work.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist.
About the Artist
Through performances, installations and sculptures, Chiharu Shiota examines existential human interests such as life, death and relationships. She is known today for creating large-scale installations from ordinary objects such as beds, shoes, keys, boats, dresses and chairs often in combination with thread or organic materials such as water, fire and soil.
About the Contributor
Creative writer Rosalie Pfleger is the Studio Assistant at the Chiharu Shiota Art-Studio.
About Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Arts Centre is an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Founded and supported by Art Jameel, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About Art Jameel
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.