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 "SHOXXXBOXXX", 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 also 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.


< as an art event planner >

Since 2010 she has been also organizing art events with curious concepts in Berlin's alternative art scene.
Those events featured not only art and music but also food (Volksküche), special cocktails, odd decorations, art films / movies or eccentric installations.
In 2011 summer she established "SHOXXXBOXXX" as a name of her atelier-studio and also a label for her activities for art events.


- 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
2013 : "tictac! tictac! picnic time!!" @ZWITSCHER MASCHINE - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "Lange Nacht der Bilder" @kinkibox - 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
2012 : "Lady Bird" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2012 : "JAPONEEEZE MAYONEEEZE" @Galerie Knoth & Krüger - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "Back to the Berlin" @excube - Osaka, Japan
2013 : "Das Tagebuch der Effi von Briest" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2014 : "LAKTOSE PARADICE" @Cuore Di Vetro - Berlin, Germany
2014 : "From Cuteness to Knowingness" PICTOPLASMA Character Walk @Somos - 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
2012 : food stand & decoration : monthly @PrinceCharles - Berlin, Germany
2012 : live-animation performance - "Wild Wedding" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2012 : installation with Johannes Marx - Art Village "Berlin Festival" @Flughafen Tempelhof - Berlin, Germany
2012 : installation : "PARTY ARTY" @Gretchen - Berlin, Germany
2012 : live-animation - @Lomography - Berlin, Germany
2012 : live-animation performance - "SILVESTER BASSSH!!!" @Tiefgrund - Berlin, Germany
2013 : exhibition & soup stand - street soup festival "Après-Soup" - Lille, France
2013 : art shop & live painting - "moro moro festival 2013" @moro moro garden - Hyogo, Japan
2013 : food stand / installation - "48Stunde Neukölln" @Galerie Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2013 : live-animation performance - Street festival "Suppe und Mucke" in Rudolfkiez - Berlin, Germany
2013 : live-animation performance - Japanese Night @oh! Calcutta - Berlin, Germany
2014 : art shop & live painting - "moro moro festival 2014" @moro moro garden - Hyogo, Japan
2014 : live-animation performance - @Wani to Sai - Ehime, Japan
2014 : live-painting - "48Stunde Neukölln" @RIXBOX - Berlin, Germany
2014 : exhibition - "2nd anniversary party" @Mademoiselle Opossum - Berlin, Germany
2014 : installation - "LondonEdge Berlin" Berlin Fashion Week @Adagio Berlin - 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