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ARTISTS

Mio Shirai

1962 Born in Kyoto, Japan
1986 Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tokyo University of Fine Arts
1988 Completed the Fine Arts Graduate School in Tokyo University of Fine Arts
1994-2006 Lived in New York
2007- Lives and works in Tokyo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Book of Silence, nap gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 ROADSHOW, void, Tokyo, Japan
Spring Mad Tea Party, TRAUMARIS, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Magic Carpet Ride, Gallery cocon, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Unknown Binding, BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Forever Afternoon, BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2008 Forever Afternoon, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
2006 Finding Shangri-la, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005 New Kingdoms, chashama 217 gallery, New York
2003 Joy of Life, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Mio Shirai, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Texture Girl, Modern Culture, New York
Mio Shirai, Red Mill Gallery, Jonson, Vermont, USA
One Day One Show, Gallery 360°, Tokyo
1994 Mio Shirai, Memory’s Gallery, Nagoya
Mio Shirai: ill seen ill said, East West Cultural Studies, New York
1993 Mio Shirai -Sight and Metaphor-, Itoki Ginza New Office Gallery, Tokyo
Mio Shirai, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Mio Shirai, SOKO Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Mio Shirai, Concept Space, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan
Mio Shirai, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Mio Shirai, HALS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mio Shirai, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Mio Shirai, Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mio Shirai, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1988 Mio Shirai, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mio Shirai, Kobayashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Mio Shirai, Kaneko Art G1, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Mio Shirai x Sachiyo Tsurumi [game theory], nap gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Reflection: In Return to Koji Enokura, Akiyama Gallery, Space23℃, Tokyo, Japan
KachoFugetsu: Flower Bird Wind Moon, Santa Monica Arena1, Los Angels
House Beats, explosion tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Keitaro Higashi, Chieo Senzaki, Kazumi Nakamura, Hotaro Koyama, Tatsuo Miyajima, Kazuhiro Nomura, Mio Shirai, Hideki Nagahashi, and Koji Enokura, Space23℃, Tokyo, Japan
Dreams of East Asia, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2013 Art Program Ome 2013, Ome Municipal Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Unknown History, Takahashi Building, Kagurazaka, Tokyo, Japan
Aichi Triennale 2013, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Uno port, Okayama, Japan
Art and Music: Synesthesia Experimental Theater; The 3rd Tokyo Art Meeting, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
2012 Unknown Life, Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival, Nagano, Japan
Unknown Voice, youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
Progressive Maria, Waseda Scott Hall Gallery, Tokyo
2011 (JP) 「鷹見明彦追悼展」 表参道画廊 東京
「Teenage Spirit 十代の精神」 explosion tokyo viewing room 東京
「山口啓介/白井美穂 二人展 星のこども」 KANEKO ART TOKYO 東京
「Unknown」 アユミギャラリー 東京
「新・港村 小さな未来都市」 横浜トリエンナーレ特別連携プログラム 新港ピア 横浜Akihiko Takami Memorial Exhibition, Galerie OmotesandoMusse F, Tokyo, Japan
Teenage Spirit, explosion tokyo viewing room, Tokyo, Japan
Keisuke Yamaguchi/ Mio Shirai, Kaneko Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Unknown, Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Shin Minatomura: BankART Life3; Yokohama Triennale 2011 related program, Shinko-pier, Yokohama, Japan
2010 To-Be TokyoBerlin Communication Art, Freies Museum Berlin, Germany
City BeatsLive Explosions, BankART NYK hall, Yokohama, Japan
Unstern! / Sinistre, Galerie OmotesandoMuse F, Tokyo, Japan
Full Course: Food and Contemporary Art Part6, Honcho Experimental Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2009 explosion shirt, explosion tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
The 1st Tokorozawa Biennial of Contemporary Art: Siding Railroad, Seibu Railroad factory, Saitama, Japan
Berlin-Tokyo Communication Art, Higure 17-15, Tokyo, Japan
2008 BankART Life2, Yokohama, Japan
Arttist File 2008: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Restaurant 1929: Food and Contemporary Art Part4, BankART 1929, Yokohama, Japan
2007 Hillside Gallery: for New Start, Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Small Works for ‘Koji Enokura documentary film, Space 23℃, Tokyo, Japan
Explosion, BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Restaurant 1929: Food and Contemporary Art Part3, BankART 1929
2006 Le Salon Violet, New York
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2006, Niigata, Japan
2005 chachama exhibition: the Artist in Residence of 40 Worth Street, chashama, New York
2004 Art/ Room, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists’ Space, New York
Jack the Pelican Presents, New York
2001 The Art of Collecting, Flint Institute of Art, Michigan, USA
2000 31: Oki, Shirai, Matsuyama and Takezaki, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2000, Matsudai, Niigata, Japan
1998 Global Housewarming, First Floor Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1997 Travel Sized, City Collage New York, New York
1996-97 Image of Woman in Japanese Contemporary Art 1930’s-90’s, The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Requiem: Koji Enokura and 33 Artists, Saito Memorial Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
Resurrecting Memories, Dojunkan Daikanyama Apartment, Tokyo
On Camp/ Off Base, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan
Socie, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
Inside of Works, Outside of Works, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1995 6. Triennale der Kleinplastick 1995: Europe - Ostasien, Suudwest LB Forum, Stuttgurt, Germany
The 6th Fukui International Video Biennale, Fukui, Japan
1994 Double Booking, Gallery 360°, Tokyo, Japan
Kunst Heimat Kunst, Kunstlerhaus Graz, Austria
Let the Artits Live!, Exit Art and the First World, New York
Watched While Sleeping, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Oro d’autore: Giappone e Stati d’Uniti d’America, Basilica Inferiore di San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
Drawing Exhibition, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nomad, Temporary Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany
Exchenge2, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
Bolande, Dopitova, Rist, Shirai, The Municipal Museum, Prague, Czecho
00 Collaboration, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Jennifer Bolande, Mio Shirai, Marie-Theres Huber, Silvia Gertsch, Pipilotti Rist, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
1st Habitart Exhibition: Making Room – space as material, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
Haruki Collection, SOKO Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Three Artists’ Show, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Take Art Collection, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Future Chronicle, Memory’s Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
The Silent Passion: Seven Artists from Japan, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
Drawing Exhibitions of Hakusyu Summer Festival, Gallery Furukawa, Tokyo, Japan
The 7th Triennale India 1991, The Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, India 
Drawing Exhibition, Hilside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Imaginative Monument, Kaneko Art G1, Tokyo, Japan
The 26th Artists Today: Trias, Yokohama Citizen Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Shibukawa Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture ’90, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan
Triangulation of Modernism, Gallery Furukawa, Tokyo, Japan
Hillside Documents, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Crossing ’90, Kaneko Art G1, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Summer Art Festival in Hakusyu, Hakushu-cho, Yamanashi, Japan
Art Today ’89, The Museum of Modern Art Takanawa, Nagano, Japan
1988 Open the Gate, Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Fujiyama Geisha, Daiko Electric Lighting Labo, Tokyo/ Osaka International Center, Osaka, Japan
1986 Fujiyama Geisha, Kyoto University of Arts, Kyoto/ Daiko Electric Lighting Labo, Osaka, Japan

Performances

2014 minima (Mio Shirai+Keisuke Oki), performance party, blanclass, Yokohama, Japan
2013 Jabberwocky: Down under museum NO TOKYO, Shinigiwa (Hiroyuki Nagashima+Shigeru Matsui), Mio Shirai, Nao Nishihara, Han Wenlin, Ryu Furusawa, The 3rd Tokyo Art Meeting/ Tokyo Sonic Art Weeks, Art and music: Synesthesia experimental theater, The University Art Museum, Tokyo
University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Live Explosion 2012: MEDIUM, Jabberwocky:Azby Brown, Toshimitsu Nakagawa, Mio Shirai, Tokyo cinema club, Tokyo, Japan
Progressive Maria, Text for Nothing:Azby Brown, Toshimitsu Nakagawa, Mio Shirai, Waseda Scott Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2011 April Doctor, Mio Shirai, Keisuke Oki, Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
April Doctor, Mio Shirai, Keisuke Oki, Haruki Sato, Gallery Cocon, Tokyo, Japan
2010 City Beats+Live Explosions, One Cent Van God (Shiho Kagabu, Sachie Kimura, Keisuke Oki, Mio Shirai), BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
After Hours, One Cent Van God (Shiho Kagabu, Sachie Kimura, Keisuke Oki, Mio Shirai), Full Course- Food and contemporary art part6, Honcho experimental gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2009 explosion K/N/S (Toshimitsu Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Knimune, Mio Shirai), blanClass, Yokohama, Japan
Hair Player Flame, Toshimitsu Nakgawa, Mineki Murata, Mio Shirai, Junki Kono, Daikanyama Installation 2009 related project,+ING Attack, Tokyo, Japan

Award

2008 UK-Japan 2008 Artist in Residence, Sunderland University, UK
2004 chashama Project Studio Program Residency, New York
1998 Pola Art Foundation Fellowship, New York
1996 Freeman Foundation Fellowship, Vermont
1993 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Grant, New York