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  • CountryJapan
  • Born1969


Shimabuku is a Japanese Artist,  inspired by situationist deviations. Working in installation, sculpture, drawing, writing, photography, video and performance allows the artist to create interventions between the interactions of people, animals, plants and the mineral world to push the boundaries between imagination and the physical reality. This creates new situations characterised by simple actions and events based on great economy of means, which engage his participation or that of others.

In 2001, Iniva’s web-based project ‘Travellers Tales’ invited Shimbaku and other artists to make work inspired by a travel experience, real or imagined. Shimabuku’s works have been shown in a number of institutions around the world including the Barbara Wien, Berlin (2017), Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2016), Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid (2016), Wilkinson Gallery, London (2015), Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery (2014). His work ‘The Snow Monkeys of Texas: do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?’  was also shown in the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Shimbaku graduated from San Francisco Art Institute  in 1992.

He lives and works in Japan.

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