Kubota Shigeko

1937      Born in Niigata, Japan

Selected One Person Exhibition

1996      Whitney 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
1994      Fondazione Mudima, "Shigeko Kubota, Video as a Form of Spiritual
        Collision with the World," Milano Italy
1993      Kunsthalle in Kiel, "Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture," Kiel,
        Weisser Raum, "Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture," Hamburg, Germany
        Ford Artistico, Eisfabrik, "Shigeko Kubota Video Sculpture,"
        Hannover, Germany
1992      Stedelijk Museum, "Shigeko Kubota 1975-1992," Amsterdam, Holland
        Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, "Shigeko Kubota, Video
        Installation," Retrospective, Tokyo, Japan
1991      American Museum of the Moving Image, "Shigeko Kubota, Video
        Sculpture," Retrospective, Astoria, New York
1986      Piezo Electric, Venice, California
        New Langton Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California
1985      The Kitchen, New York
1984      The Kitchen, Marcel Duchamp's Grave (revived), New York
1983      White 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,
        Fondo del Sol, Visual Art & Media Center, Washington D.C.
1982      Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
        Folkwang Museum, Essen, West Germany
1981      D.A.A.D. Gallery, Berlin, Germany
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
        Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Institute of Art, San
        Francisco, California
1979      Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado
1978      Museum of Modern Art, "Projects," New York, New York
        Japan House Gallery, New York, New York
        Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1976, 77    Rene Block Gallery, New York, New York
1975, 76    and/or Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1973, 75, 78  Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
1973      Wabash Transit Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
        Chicago, Illinois
1972, 75    The Kitchen, New York, New York
1964      Naigua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

1996      Jeu de Paume, Paris. "Les cases conjuguées" en hommage à Teeny
        Duchamp, March 5 - April 28, Paris, France
1995      Istanbul 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
1993      VIDEOFORES
        8e Festival International d'Art Vidéo 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
1992      The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
1991      Artec 91, Nagoya, Japan
        Baghoomian Gallery, "Social Sculpture," New York
1990      Sydney Biennale, Australia
        Venice Biennale, Italy
        Taormina Arte, Sicily
1989      Kongress Halle, Berlin, West Germany
        Kolnischer Kunstverein und Dumonthalle, Cologne, West Germany.
        "Video Skulptur Retrospektiv und Aktuell 1963-1989"
1988      Art 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"
1987      Documenta 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
1986      Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana
        Neuberger Museum, "The Window", Purchase, New York
        Villa Stuck, Munich, West Germany
1985      Hofstra Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, New York
        Kulturhuset, The Stockholm Culture House, Sweden Tamayo Museum,
        Mexico City, Mexico
        Kunsthalle Mannheim, West Germany
1984      Stedelijk 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
1983      Biennial 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
1982      National Video Festival, Kennedy Center Center for the Performing
        Arts, Washington D.C.
1981      Takanawa Museum, Karuizawa, Japan
        The Seibu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
        Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York
        The Bronx Museum "Video Classics," Bronx, New York
1980      Akademie der Kunste, "Fur Augen und Ohren," Berlin Institut
        Aiemany de Barcelona, "Video Informative Series 2," Barcelona,
        Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, "Ecouter par les Yeux,"
1979      Museum Folkwang, "Videoweeks Essen '79," Essen, West Germany
        Whitney Museum of American Art, "Shigeko Kubota/Taka Iimura: New
        Video" (exhibition catalogue)
1978      Art Gallery of Ontario, "Autobiography," Toronto, Canada
        Institute for Art & Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City, New
        York "Couples"
1977      Museum 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
1976      Akadamie der Kunste, Berlin, "Soho-Berlin Festival"
1975      Whitney Museum of American Art, New York "Projected Video"
        Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., "Art Now
        Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Video Art" (exhibition catalogue)
1974      Harvard 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
1973      Everson 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"
1962      Tokyo Municipal Museum, Japan, "Yomiuri Shimbun Independent


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


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

Grants and Awards

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

Professional Experience

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