Shimabuku’s video Swan goes to the sea recounts the whimsical journey of swan pedal boats returning to the sea, accompanied by a moving original soundtrack.
Shimabuku, Swan goes to the Sea, 2012-2019 © Charles-Frederick Ouellet
Shimabuku, born in 1969 in Kobe, Japan, holds a degree from the Osaka College of Art (1990) and a bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco Art Institute (1992). His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK, and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan. He has taken part in the Venice, Lyon, Taipei, Sharjah, Kitākyūsyū, Sydney, Busan, Kobe, São Paulo, and Havana biennales. His works are held by the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Fonds régional d’art contemporain Île-de-France, and the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in Bern, Switzerland.
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