about SHOXXX

SHOXXX a.k.a. Shou
born in Hiroshima, one of 7 Japanese cities she has lived in. Since 2001 she has been working as graphic designer and illustrator.

In 2005 she moved to Berlin, Germany.
Here she started to create also her own artworks, such as puppet making, screen printing, live animation, painting, etc..
Since 2011 she has been living in her own atelier-studio space where her creativity has flourished.


< as a designer >

In Japan she worked for advertising agencies and design offices. There she acquired professional design skill and also marketing knowledge, art direction, editorial, photo retouching, etc.
In Berlin she has been working as freelancer for companies, shops, artists, etc in Germany and Japan.
Since 2006 she has started web-programming (HTML, CSS, jQuery).


< as an artist >

Her exhibitions display puppets, drawings, hand-made decorations and more; composing colorful, funny characters in a pop atmosphere. 
Though initially impressing a typical Japanese style, it derives its originality through cynical humor or extreme nonsense.
These installations of her work transport visitors to a SHOXXX's world, a place for the adventurous to bring their imaginations.


- solo exhibitions

2008 : "SHOXXX's petit Wonderland" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany
2009 : "October xxxplosion!!!" @breipott - Berlin, Germany
2010 : "Swingin' Greens" @vetomat - Berlin, Germany
2011 : "SHOXXX meets Cikago Bude" @Cikago Bude - Berlin, Germany


- group exhibitions

2007-2008 : "Signal 07 junge Kunst Berlin/Brno" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany
2009 : "Fruits Salad Boutique" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany
2009 : Opening exhibition @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2010 : "Candy Hell" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2011 : "Feetish" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2011 : Opening exhibition @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany
2012 : "11:45 Wunderbahn unterwegs" @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany


- participation in art events (selected)

2008 : exhibition - Music & art event "100g Sausage" @GURUGURU - Tokyo, Japan
2008 : Weihnachtsmarkt - "Das Fest" @St. Marien-Liebfrauen Kirche - Berlin, Germany
2008 : Weihnachtsmarkt - "Why Nutz Basar" @Karmanoia - Berlin, Germany
2009 : Weignachtsmarkt - "Das ARTVENT" Kiezkulturbasar Boddinstrasse - Berlin, Germany
2010 : exhibition - Music & art event "Megabasement" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2010 : live-animation performance - "Sommerland" @systm - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Walpurgisnacht" @LA54 - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "RMC record release party" @Knochenbox - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Wild Wedding" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - @Madam Claude - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Shoooow your short animation!!!" @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Straßenkunst in der Galerie" @Galerie Knoth&Krüger - Berlin, Germany
2011 : art shop : screen print festival "Druck Berlin" @stattbad - Berlin, Germany
2012 : exhibition & art shop : "Handmade Japan" @smartdeli - Berlin, Germany


- studio

2010 Apr. - 2011 Jul. : "concrete" Art Space - Landsberger Allee 54 - Berlin, Germany
2011.May - : "SHOXXXBOXXX" space for creative ideas - Lehmbruckstrasse 15 - Berlin, Germany