• Born in 1969, in Japan
  • Lives and works in Kobe (Japan)

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Raphaël Martiq

Shimabuku initially wanted to be a poet, then a tourist guide. He graduated from Osaka College of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute, and developed an approach based on a deep and continuous empathy with his environment. Shimabuku’s first solo show was held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York. He has taken part in many group shows around the world. He made a standout contribution to the 2017 Venice Biennale with The Snow Monkeys of Texas: Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?.

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 11 April 2018 to 27 August 2018

In tune with the world

For the sixth selection of the Collection, the exhibition "In Tune with the World" unveils throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building a new choice of artists, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in these spaces.