Important Australian + International Fine Art
27 November 2019


born 1972, Japanese

guitar, metal, black thread

150.0 x 80.0 x 70.0 cm

signed with initials on metal frame: Ch S

$30,000 – 40,000
Sold for $57,340 (inc. BP) in Auction 59 - 27 November 2019, Melbourne

ARNDT Australia, Melbourne
The Mainland Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 2012


Migration, ARNDT Australia, Sydney, 27 March – 10 July 2012; Melbourne, 31 October – 15 December 2012


Kiely, A., ‘Precious Cargo’, Vogue Living, Conde Nast Publications, Sydney, April 2013, p. 90 (illus.)

Catalogue text

Chiharu Shiota lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2019 The Soul Trembles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan2018 Beyond Time, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
2018 The Butterfly Dream, Kyoto Art for Tomorrow
2018, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
2018 Embodied, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2017 Direction, KODE-Art Museum of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
2017 Suzu 2017 Oku-Noto Trienniale, Suzu, Ishikawa, Japan
2017 Body Media II, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2016 Piranesi | Shiota: Prisons of the Imagination, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016 The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2016 Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Tokyo
2015 The Key in the Hand, Japan Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2014 Over the Continents, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
2013 Letters of Thanks, Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
2013 Collection+: Chiharu Shiota, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
2012 Where Are We Going?, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
2011 Lost in Lace, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Birmingham, UK
2011 Experimenta Utopia, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia
2010 Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan
2008 Breath of the Spirit, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2008 On Bathing, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Japan


Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles, exhibition catalogue, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Co., Ltd, Japan, 2019
Firmenich, Dr. A., Chiharu Shiota Gedankenlinien/Line of Thought, exhibition catalogue, Stiftung Nantesbuch GmbH, Germany, 2019
Robb, L., and Kelty, R., Chiharu Shiota, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2018
Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time, exhibition catalogue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK, 2018
Stiftung, G., and St. Matthäus, S., (eds), Dekalog. Lost Words. Chiharu Shiota, exhibition catalogue, Kerber Verlang, Bielefeld, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Chiharu Shiota: Direction, exhibition catalogue, KODE-Art Museum of Bergen, Norwegian, 2017
November, H., (ed), Chiharu Shiota: Between the Lines, exhibition catalogue, Wbooks, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Netherlands, 2017
Jahn, A., (ed), An Interview with Chiharu Shiota by Andrea Jahn, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, KERBER, Germany, 2016
Chiharu Shiota: Letters of Thanks, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan, 2013
Chiharu Shiota: Breath of the Spirit, exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, 2008

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Centre PasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
Detached, Hobart
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris, France
Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Shiseido Art House, Kakegawa, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Blain|Southern, London, Berlin, New York
Galerie Templon, Paris