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  • CountryJapan
  • Born1969


Shimabuku makes installations or stages ‘walks’ part of which are his interaction with passers-by. Travel is a recurrent theme for Shimabuku. In the past he travelled on the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham making pickled cucumbers on the way or more recently from the Akashi Sea, near Kobe, to Tokyo carrying a live octopus. He exhibited in And / Or, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (1999); Elysian Fields, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, (2000); As it is, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, (2000); Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2001). The artist lives and works in Yokohama.