The exhibition


From October 5, 2024 to February 1, 2025

This is the first solo exhibition in Spain of Japanese artist Shimabuku, known for his affective and thought provoking work across a diverse range of media including sculpture, film and photography. Full of poetic sentiment and humour, while also inspiring people in metaphorical ways, his style has gained worldwide recognition.

From the beginning of the 1990s, Shimabuku travelled to various places in Japan and overseas, creating works and performance that consider the daily lives and cultures of people he encounters, as well as new forms of communication between us and with non-human beings.

For this exhibition, the artist engages with the natural and gastronomic worlds that surround it, all located in the Cantabrian shores.

About Shimabuku

Shimabuku (Born in Kobe, Japan 1969. Lives in Naha, Okinawa, Japan). Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Bern (2014), NMNM Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2021), Wiels, Brussels, Belgium (2022) and MUSEION: Museum of modern and contemporary art, Bolzano, Italy (2023). Group exhibitions include, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Hayward Gallery in London, and in numerous international exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2003 & 2017), the São Paulo Biennial (2006), Havana Biennal (2015) and Lyon Biennale (2017).

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