Utako Shindo

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CURRICULUM VITAE

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Utako Shindo

Born in Tokyo 1980, lives and works in Tokyo and Melbourne.

Utako Shindo is an artist, based in-between Japan and Australia. She creates an installation artwork, comprised of visual, aural and spatial components. Her work embodies various transference processes: between image and material, sounds and texture, architecture and atmosphere, and subject and object. By presenting her subtle and nuanced artworks, Utako intends to provoke one's poetic perception of the world.




Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2013-2017
Ph.D, The Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the VCA&MCM, The University of Melbourne
2007-2008
Master of Fine Art by Research, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
2003-2006
Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours), The Victorian College of the Arts
2001
Art Preview Course, Bunsai Art College, Tokyo

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
(forthcoming), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2017
束の間の、つなぎのようなもの - That is, like a brief moment to be filled, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2016
ここがどこなのか_ where it is here_どうでもいいことさ_it does not matter_どうやって来たのか_how I have got here_忘れられるかな_can I forget, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne
2015
Mokudoku-目読, Hagiso Art, Tokyo
2014
Destancing for Opening, Perimeter, Melbourne
2013
Pensé en ir de alguna manera - Somehow I thought I'd go, Museo Taller Erasto Cortes, Puebla, Mexico
2013
understanding of misunderstanding, SLOPE, Tokyo
2010
Tsumurumitsumeru-BEHOLD, Youkobo ART SPACE, Tokyo
2009
Miru Milieu -See Site-, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne
2009
Platform for Performance, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2009
Waves in the Sea, White Street Project, Frankston
2008
Oscillating landscape, West Space, Melbourne & The Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
2008
Feet through, Conical, Melbourne, Melbourne
2006
A summer daydream, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2018
(forthcoming), curated by Philip Brophy, KANGA Gallery, Tokyo
2017
(forthcoming) Deep Surface, curated by Adrien Allen, Five Walls Projects, Footscray
2017
(forthcoming), 未来への視座 Vision For Future [17] [noise], gallery TEN, Tokyo / Artspace Mooni, Morioka
2017
Shadow Worlds, Creative Arts Gallery, University of Wollongong, Wollongong
2017
9 x 5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2017
ALIEN/S, curated by Kiron Robinson for PLAY2 (BLINDSIDE Satelite Project), Federation Square, Melbourne
2017
Phantasmagoria, Bogong Center for Sound Culture, Bogong
2016
CCP Salon 2016, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2015
未来への視座 Vision For Future [15] [element], gallery TEN, Tokyo / Artspace Mooni, Morioka
2014
Topologies of Sexual Difference, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2013
BankART Artist in Residence OPEN STUDIO 2013, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama
2013
Finalist presentation for Kawaguchi City New Artists Award, Kawaguchi City Art Gallery ATLIA
2012
Living Everyday by Art, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2010-2012
Immanent Landscape, West Space, 2010 / Oyama City Kurumaya Museum, 2011 / Japan Foundation Gallery Sydney, 2012
2011
Galaxy Garden, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne
2011
Tree Line, Level ARI, Brisbane
2009
Eco Living Festival, Avoca Project, Avoca & Sustainable Fusion Reactions, Ballarat University, Ballarat
2009
Peripheral, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
2007
Polar, VCA Margaret Laurence Gallery, Melbourne

RESIDENCIES

2017
Bundanon Trust (Bundanon, NSW), Australia
2016
Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, supported Residency (Bogong), Australia
2014-15
Aplus Studio Residency program (Warabi), Saitama
2013
Arquetopia Residency program (Puebla), Mexico
2013
BankART Studio Residency, BankART NYK, Yokohama
2010
Youkobo Art Space Gallery Residency, Tokyo
2009
University of Ballarat Art Residency in association with AVOCA project, coordinated by Jill Orr and Lyndal Jones, Australia

CURATION&COORDINATION

2012
Living Everyday by Art, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2011
Galaxy Garden, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne
2010-2012
Immanent Landscape, West Space (Melbourne), Oyama City Kurumaya Museum (Japan) & Japan Foundation Gallery (Sydney)

PUBLICATION

2017
Understanding of Misunderstanding: Embodying the Untranslatable in Art, The International Journal of the Image, Issue 2 - Volume 8, (The Image_ Common ground research network, 2017)
2016
The Untranslatable, a Poetic Place, in the exhibition catalogue, ここがどこなのか_ where it is here_どうでもいいことさ_it does not matter_どうやって来たのか_how I have got here_忘れられるかな_can I forget
2011
The place where Immanent Landscape is, in the exhibition catalogue Immanent Landscape Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama
2010
Feet through: Artistic Practice between Space and Place, in the E-journal Intersections-Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific issue.23 Australian National University

PAPER PRESENTATION & Public Talk

2017
Transference in art, Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference 2017, Wollongong, Australia
2016
Shadowlight, 2016, Australia Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, Melbourne
2016
The Untranslatable, a Poetic Place, PhD Completion seminar, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2016
On 'Architecture in Translation: worlds to words’, at monthly public forum PROCESS, Loop Bar, Melbourne
2015
The Second University Tokyo Workshop on Philosophy of Perception, Tokyo
2015
The Translation and Intercultural Research Seminar Series, Monash University, Melbourne
2014
The Topologies of Sexual Difference Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, Melbourne
2014
The 5th International Image Conference, Berlin
2014
VCA/MCM (the University of Melbourne) Post Graduate Symposium, Melbourne

GRANTS, AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2016
The Australian Artists' Grant, National Association For The Visual Arts
2016
Best Landscape Award, Center for Contemporary Photography Salon 2016
2013
Australian Postgraduate Award
2013
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico, Scholarship for Art Creation
2013
Shortlisted for Kawaguchi City New Artists Awards (Japan)
2011
Australia-Japan Foundations Funding for Immanent Landscape Project
2010
City of Melbournes Art Project Grant & Arts Victorias Presentation Grant
2009
Finalist for Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship
2008
Japan Foundation Sydney, Local Grants
2007-2008
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS)
2006
Athenaeum Club Visual Award (acquisition)

COLLECTIONS

  • Epworth Hospital Art Collection
  • Athenaeum Club Collection

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Angela Connor/dt>
'Interview with Utako Shindo’, online publication Fierce Latitude, May 2017
Dan Rule
'Poetic gestures reward the patient audience’review in The Age Newspaper, 01/04/16, Melbourne
Dr. Katsuhiko Suganuma
‘Art of [dis]-articulation’,
exhibition catalogue, Sutton Project, 2016, Melbourne
Dr. Yoko Akama
‘Attuning to MA(between-ness) in designing’, The 13th Participatory Design Conference Vol.2, ACM: New York, 2014, pp.21-24
Julie Davies & Alex Lizkalla
retrospective publication
Hosting: Ocular Lab Inc. 2003-2010, 2012, Melbourne
Paul Nolan
Immanent Landscape, Arts Hub, 31/03/2012
Dan Rule
Artists Scour an Immanent Landscape, Broadsheet, 30/03/2012
Ren Fukuzumi
Immanent Landscape, DNP Museum Information Japan artscape, 14/10/2011
Hanae Nakao
The expanding Immanent Landscape, exhibition catalogue Immanent Landscape, September 2011
Hisako Hara
The people who created an Immanent Landscape, exhibition catalogue Immanent Landscape, September 2011
Dan Rule
The Galaxy Garden, The Age, 14/05/2011 & Immanent Landscape, The Age, A2 Issue, 28/08/2010
Dimple Rajagle
performance, un Magazine Issue 3.1 2009
Din Heagney & Helen Hughes
Interview: Lyndal Jones, Jill Orr, Utako Shindo, Bindi Cole & Ash Keating, un Magazine Issue 4.1 2009
Gordon Craig
untitled, Queensland Centre for Photography Exhibition Catalogue, July 2008
Frances Johnson
Diorama Disquiet, The Age, 06/06/08
Vera Mackie
Secret Skies, Shared Skies, exhibition catalogue Oscillating Landscape, May 2008

COMMITTEES & STAFF

2011-2013
Staff member of Youkobo ART SPACE, Tokyo
2007-2010
Programming Committee Member of West Space, Melbourne

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-2013
Coordinator for Port Journey Yokoham-Melbourne, ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE (Yokohama) & West Space (Melbourne)
2011
Assistant producer for Alexander Kershaws project Fantasticology Tokyo: Faults, Flesh and Flowers, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
2009
Assistant translator in preparation of Alex Rizkallas project for Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009, Niigata
2006
Interpreting artists talks and volunteering for Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan, Melbourne
2002-2008
Assisting Mizuma Gallery (Tokyo) 02 & 04, MEM Gallery (Osaka) 08, at Melbourne International Art Fair