Shiho Fukuhara


Shiho Fukuhara presented her new work at The Beautiful Children, an exhibition curated by Joakim Borda and Colm Lally. The event was part of The Wharf Road Project organised by V22. 17. Oct 2008, 14.00-19.00 17.30 artist talk: 50-60 Wharf Road, London N1 7RN


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Growing up in Japan, Shiho Fukuhara’s main interests were in the 
linguistic aspects of cultural difference, which she could research 
while studying and living in Europe for nearly a decade. Shiho 
remains a keen observer in the science, technologies, cultures, 
politics and functions of creative practices with focus on the 
influence on our everyday experiences by technological development 
and vice versa, and how public acceptance of 'old' and 'new' sciences 
are formed through communication.

She received her BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins 
College of Art and Design and MA(RCA) in Design Interactions at Royal 
College of Art in London. Shiho participated in Le Pavilion, the 
artistic research laboratory of Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2004. 
Same year her project ‘Biopresence’ with Georg Tremmel was awarded 
the London Science Museum's 'Product of the Future' Award, the NESTA 
(National Endowment for Science, Technology and Art) Graduate Pioneer 
Award, the grand prize at the international Swiss Media Art festival 
VIPER, and the second prize at the Cambridge, UK, 'Biology in 
Business - Pitch your Idea' competition.

Shiho move to Japan with Georg with an Atelier-Stipend by Austrian 
Government in Fujino, Kanagawa, Japan. She was an artist in residence 
at IAMAS (Institute for the Advancement of Media Art and Science) in 
Gifu, Japan. In 2008, Georg and Shiho were selected as Artist in 
Residence during the ISEA2008 in Singapore, working in collaboration 
with the NUS (National University of Singapore) on the metaphysical 
and social interactions of the theme-complex Water.

Her motivation is to give focal points to existing social issues with 
science, technology and communication through creating alternative 
conceptual models, strategies and approaches. Shiho's works are often 
taken a form as a set of activities intertwining into known social 
fabrics such as biotechnology-business and water-business, which seem 
to be key aspects of the fabric of the 21st century.

To advance her research-based approach, Shiho have formed the BCL, an 
artistic research framework and open collaboration platform dedicated 
to exploring and critically investigating the interfaces and 
predetermined breaking points between Art, Science, Design, 
Technology and Society.