Biography

1979 Born in Tokyo, Japan

2003 B.F.A. in Metal Carving, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

2005 M.F.A. in Woodworking, Tokyo University of the Arts

2008 Ph.D. Tokyo University of The Arts

2008-2013 Lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts / Lecturer at Chiba University

2013 Fellowship under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study Programme
Visiting scholar at Bauhaus University Weimar
Participates in the International Studio Programme in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2015 Fellowship under the Japanese Government Overseas Research Programme, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2014 On the Floor, Behind the Window, Künstlerhaus Bethanien・Exhibition Spaces, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition of Upcoming Artists 2014, ATLIA, Kawaguchi Art Gallery, Kawaguchi, Japan

2011 Statements from Galleries "Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2011: Replaying the World – The Understanding of Life, gallery 21yo-j, Tokyo, Japan
Touching Uncertainty, SKKY | iTohen, Osaka, Japan
Solo Exhibition, feel art zero 0, Aichi, Japan

2009 between here and there, SAN-AI GALLERY +contemporary art, Tokyo, Japan

2007 MARUZEN Nihonbashi shopwindow, Tokyo, Japan
Scenery of the fluctuation − Transparent complex −, GALLERY HANA, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017 The Other Face of the Moon, Asia Culture Center (ACC), Gwangju, South Korea

2016 56th October Salon - The Pleasure of Love, Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
Sie müssen keine Meinung haben, seien Sie einfach nur schön!, SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin, Germany
Contiguous notes - Asako Shiroki & Liv Strand, Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2015 evergreen, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
E&Y edition HORIZONTAL Fill by Asako Shiroki, DESIGN MUSEUM, London
Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2015, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan
Seeing from Wood, Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Taiwan

2014 Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, Café Moskau, Berlin, Germany
Schwarze Sauberei, tête, Berlin, Germany
Sputnik Auction, Commune246, MIDORI.SO, Tokyo, Japan
4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art – Time for Dreams, The Museum of Moscow, Moscow
Small Size Works - Statements from Galleries "Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2014, gallery 21yo-j, Tokyo, Japan

2013 10th Anniversary Special exhibitions, SKKY | iTohen, Osaka, Japan
Berlin Art Week, Open Studios, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Examination display for the 3rd New Artists Exhibition, Kawaguchi City Art Gallery ATLIA, kawaguchi, Japan

2012 Small Size Works - Statements from Galleries "Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2012, gallery 21yo-j, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty Exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, The University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2011 –IMMEDIATE ISSUE–, CSID showroom Medamothi, Combremont-Le-Petit, Switzerland
Small Size Works - Statements from Galleries "Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2011, Gallery NATSUKA b.p, Tokyo, Japan
Skin&Map II: “Ways to approach Memory and Time”, Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
39ART Nezumi kou, RED CUBE Project Room, Tokyo, Japan
Hitotoki, the former villa of Denbe Kamiya, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan

2010 2010 Asia Art Fairnale, Haslla Art World Museum, Korea
Tokyo Art Meeting - Transformation - Tokyo Geidai Trans Weeks, Tokyo, Japan
Temporary modern art museum,Former Fukawa Elementary School, Ibaragi, Japan
Small Size Works - Statements from Galleries "Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2010, Gallery NATSUKA b.p, Tokyo, Japan
A chair taking shape, Chiba University, Chiba Japan
Toyota Art Competition2010, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

2009 Nakanojo Biennale 2009, Gunma, Japan
message, Wacoal Art Center − Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
monochrome, SHINSEIDO, Tokyo, Japan
red, GALLERY SHOREWOOD, Tokyo, Japan
From ◯ to □, Geidai art plaza, Tokyo, Japan

2008 8 colors 8 pieces, Gallery Okariya, Tokyo, Japan
Art group Zougei, Oiso Gallery Fuu, Kanagawa, Japan

2007 The Doctoral Program Final Exhibition, University Art Museum- Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
DAY BY DAY daily・journey・dream, Children Museum, Chiba, Japan

2006 Japan-Korea academic exchange, Chung-ang University and Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
DIVISION − Related paragraph −, SAN-AI GALLERY +contemporary art, Tokyo, Japan

2005 From Wood by Hands, Torindo, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
International exhibition, Daegu University, Korea
Graduation Works Exhibition, University Art Museum-Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2003 Metal, Ceramic, and Urushi, Motoazabu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Graduation Works Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Thesis

2008 Scenery of “fluctuation”, Tokyo University of the Arts

Awards

2016 Award of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, 56th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia

2015 Fellowship under the Japan Government Overseas Research Programme, Tokyo, Japan

2013 Exhibition grant from Nomura Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
First prize, New Artists Exhibition, Kawaguchi City Art Gallery ATLIA

2012 Fellowship under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study Programme for a 1 year stay in Germany, Tokyo, Japan

2010 Selected artist, Toyota Art Competition 2010, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

2005 Cum laude, Salon du Printemps prize, Tokyo University of the Arts

2001 The 6th Japan gold and silver creation exhibition encouragement prize

Public talks

2014 Artist Talk, Kawaguchi City Art Gallery ATLIA, kawaguchi, Japan

2012 PARTY #2 " good / gender / Galapagos" , CAMP, Gsgp Artcenter Junbishitsu

2009 Making works − Creation, Evaluation, and Market − YOON Heechang × SHIROKI Asako, AIT, Tokyo, Japan

2008 Asking about the sensibility, Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture, Gifu, Japan

Workshops

2012 Making a chair – The place for changing the world , Nerima art Museum, Tokyo

2007 Strike while the iron is hot , Children Museum, Chiba, Japan

Publications

2016 "The 56th October Salon - The Pleasure of Love", The Cultural Center Of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Craft 02, Published by Modern Craft Council, Japan
ELLE DECOR Japan June, 2016, Japan
SHOTENKENCHIKU January, 2016, Text by Takahiro Tsuchida, Published by SHOTENKENCHIKU, Japan

2015 Online Magazine – FIGARO・jp, Text by Noriko Kawakami,MEDIA HOUSE, Japan
Online Magazine – CASA BRUTUS, Text by Takahiro Tsuchida, Magazine World, Japan

2014 Be Magazine #21, Text by Wolf Jahn, Published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
KUNSTFORUM #228, Text by David Elliott and Von Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Germany
"A TIME FOR DREAMS", National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) Moscow, Russia
Catalog – ASAKO SHIROKI “On the Floor, Behind the Window”, Published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Art Magazine – PANEL, Vienna Austria

2013 Interview – Website "Young Germany Japan" Managed by German embassy
Catalog – ASAKO SHIROKI "REPLAYING THE WORLD" Published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2011 “Skin & Map − Thinking note” Text by Sayako Mizuta
“Hitotoki” Chiba City Museum of Art, Text by Shingo Jinno
Conductor’s Temperament by Hikotaro Yazaki (Book cover), Shunjusya Pablishing Company

2010 “Katachi”, shapes by Asako Shiroki – shapes as interface, Text by Yuki Sasaki