12 July 2013. Free entry.
Lieko Shiga (b.1980, Aichi, Japan) lives and works in Sendai. In 2004 she graduated from the Chelsea University of Art and Design, London with a BA in Fine Arts and New Media. Shiga has made four major photographic series, each developed through an embedded relationship to place. Her Canary series won the 'Infinity Award (Young Photographer)' from the International Center of Photography, New York in 2009. Recent projects include: Lieko Shiga – Canary, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, 2013; Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, City Gallery Wellington, 2013; Lieko Shiga RASEN KAIGAN, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan, 2012-2013; Creating with Light / The Manipulated Photograph, Tokyo Metropolitan Photography Museum, Tokyo, 2012; Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2012; Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany, 2011. Shiga has also published four books: Rasen Kaigan, Sendai Mediatheque, 2013; カナリア門, AKAAKAA Publishers, 2009; Canary, AKAAKA Publishers, 2007 and Lilly, Artbeat Publisher, 2007.