Biography

1937Born in Niigata, Japan
2015Died in June

Selected One Person Exhibition

1998“Kubota Shigeko” January 19 - February 28, 1998 Kamakura Gallery, Ginza Tokyo
1996Whitney Museum of American Art, “Shigeko Kubota,” June 19 - August 25, 1996 New York, New York
Lance Fung Gallery, “Video is Ghost of Yourself,” May 2-August 2, 1996 New York, New York
DUCHAMPIANA (1968-1995) Sculptures Video (1975-1995) Shigeko Kubota a Teeny Galerie de Paris, Paris, France, February 9 - March 16,1996
Eric Fabre Gallery, February 1996, Paris, France
1994Fondazione Mudima, “Shigeko Kubota, Video as a Form of Spiritual Collision with the World,” Milano Italy
1993Kunsthalle in Kiel, “Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture,” Kiel, Germany
Weisser Raum, “Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture,” Hamburg, Germany
Ford Artistico, Eisfabrik, “Shigeko Kubota Video Sculpture,” Hannover, Germany
1992Stedelijk Museum, “Shigeko Kubota 1975-1992,” Amsterdam, Holland
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, “Shigeko Kubota, Video Installation,” Retrospective, Tokyo, Japan
1991American Museum of the Moving Image, “Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture,” Retrospective, Astoria, New York
1986Piezo Electric, Venice, California
New Langton Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California
1985The Kitchen, New York
1984The Kitchen, Marcel Duchamp’s Grave (revived), New York
1983White Columns, New York
Grey Art Gallery Window, New York University, New York
The University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angels, California
Fondo del Sol, Visual Art & Media Center, Washington D.C.
1982Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Folkwang Museum, Essen, West Germany
1981D.A.A.D. Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Institute of Art, San Francisco, California
1979Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado
1978Museum of Modern Art, “Projects,” New York, New York
Japan House Gallery, New York, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
1977Rene Block Gallery, New York, New York
1976Rene Block Gallery, New York, New York
and/or Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1975and/or Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
The Kitchen, New York, New York
1973Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
1973Wabash Transit Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1972The Kitchen, New York, New York
1964Naigua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibition

1996Jeu de Paume, Paris. “Les cases conjuguees” en hommage a Teeny Duchamp, March 5 - April 28, Paris, France
1995Istanbul Biennale ’95, Istanbul, Turkey
Kwangju Biennale ’95, INFO-ART, September 19 - November 20, Kwangju, Korea
Venice Biennale, Asiana, Contemporary Art From the Far East, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, Venice, Italy
“Collection in Context - Gazing Back: Shigeko Kubota and Mary Lucier,” July 7 - September 10, Lobby Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Scream Against the Sky,” San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art San Francisco”
1994“Duchamp’s Leg,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lincoln Center, Set in Motion, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, New York
Yokohama Museum of Art, “Scream Against the Sky,” Yokohama, Japan
1993VIDEOFORES 8e Festival International d’Art Video Clermont Ferrand, France
Mediale, “Feuer, Erde, Wasser, Luft,” Hamburg, Germany
Lyon Biennial, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Venice Biennial, “Passagio ad Oriente,” Venice, Italy
Electronic Art/Philips 1993, Berlin, Germany
Barbala Gladstone Gallery, “Matthew Barney, Shigeko Kubota, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Odenbach, Sierrick Sorin,” New York, New York
Walker Art Center, “In the Spirit of Fluxus,” Minneapolis, Minnesota, traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;
The Wexner Center, Columbus Ohio; The San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco
1992The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
1991Artec 91, Nagoya, Japan
Baghoomian Gallery, “Social Sculpture,” New York
1990Sydney Biennale, Australia
Venice Biennale, Italy
Taormina Arte, Sicily
1989Kongress Halle, Berlin, West Germany
Kolnischer Kunstverein und Dumonthalle, Cologne, West Germany.
Video Skulptur Retrospektiv und Aktuell 1963-1989”
1988Art Space, Sydney, Australia, Australian Video Festival Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Bonn, West Germany, 3rd Videonale. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, West Germany “Ubrigens Sterben Immer Die
Anderen. Marcel Duchamp und Die Avantgarde Seit 1950” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York at the Equitable Center, New York, “Video Art Expanded Forms” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“Inter-action: Light, Sound, Motion”
1987Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany
Houston Contemporary Art Museum, “The Widow,” Houston, Texas
Piezo Electric, New York, New York
Spiral Gallery, Japan ’87 Video-TV Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, A Centennial Tribute Apropos of Marcel Duchamp (installation on Duchamp and Chess)
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
International House of Philadelphia, Neighborhood Film/Video Project
1986Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana
Neuberger Museum, “The Window, Purchase, New York”
Villa Stuck, Munich, West Germany
1985Hofstra Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, New York
Kulturhuset, The Stockholm Culture House, Sweden Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Kunsthalle Mannheim, West Germany
1984Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Societe des Expositions, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Sprengel Museum, Hanover, West Germany
Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
1983Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Palais de Beaux Art, Brussels, Belgium
Toyama Museum of Modern Art, “Art and Technology,” Toyama, Japan
Focal Point Media Center, “Transformations,” Seattle, Washington
1982National Video Festival, Kennedy Center Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.
1981Takanawa Museum, Karuizawa, Japan
The Seibu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York
The Bronx Museum “Video Classics,” Bronx, New York
1980Akademie der Kunste, “Fur Augen und Ohren,” Berlin Institut Aiemany de Barcelona, “Video Informative Series 2,” Barcelona, Spain
Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, “Ecouter par les Yeux,” France
1979Museum Folkwang, “Videoweeks Essen ’79,” Essen, West Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, “Shigeko Kubota/Taka Iimura: New Video” (exhibition catalogue)
1978Art Gallery of Ontario, “Autobiography,” Toronto, Canada
Institute for Art & Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York “Couples”
1977Museum of Modern Art, New York “Projects Video VII” Documenta 6, Kassel, West Germany (exhibition catalogue)
Long Beach Museum of Art, California “Southland Video Anthology” (exhibition catalogue)
Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
1976Akadamie der Kunste, Berlin, “Soho-Berlin Festival”
1975Whitney Museum of American Art, New York “Projected Video” Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., “Art Now 1975”
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Video Art” (exhibition catalogue)
1974Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, “Video Celebration for John Cage”
Kolnischer Kunsteverein, Cologne, West Germany, “Projekt 74”
Museum of Modern Art, “Open Circuits: The Future of Television,” New York, New York
State University of New York at Buffalo, “Women in Film & Video”
Tenjo-Daijiki-kan, “Tokyo-New York Video Express” Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
1973Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, “Circuit: A Video International” (video catalogue)
The Kitchen, New York, “First Annual NY Video Festival”
The Kitchen, New York, “Yellow, Black, White, and Red”
Ninth Annual Avant-Garde Festival, New York
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, “Video Exhibition”
1962Tokyo Municipal Museum, Japan, “Yomiuri Shimbun Independent Exhibition”

Collection

Hara Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan / Gino di Maggio, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy / Jorge Santiano Helft Fundacion San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York / The Museum of Modern Art. Toyama, Japan

Education

1960Tokyo University of Education, B.A. in Sculpture
1965-66New York University
1966-67New School for Social Research, New York
1967-68Art School of the Brooklyn Museum, New York

Grants and Awards

1995Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute
1988NEA/Visual Arts
1987Guggenheim Fellowship
1985New York Foundation for the Arts
1984,82,80New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship, New York
1980,78,75National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1979Rockefeller Fellowship
D.A.A.D. Fellowship (Deustscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Berlin, West Germany
1977“Indie” Award, Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, New York
1975Creative Artists Public Service Program Grant, New York

Professional Experience

1984,82,81,73Video Artists in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1974-82Video Curator of Anthology Film Archives
1981Video Artist in Residence, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1978Teacher of Video Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
1964Vice Chairman, Fluxus Organization, New York

久保田成子 略歴

1937新潟県生まれ
2015逝去

個展

1998久保田成子展 鎌倉画廊 東京

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