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 her own artworks, such as puppet making, screen printing, live animation, painting, and also music.
Since 2011 she has been owning an atelier-studio space "SHOXXXBOXXX" where her creativity has flourished.


< as an artist >

Her exhibitions display puppets, prints, drawings, hand-made decorations and installations; composing colorful, funny characters in a pop atmosphere. 
Though these works remind us of a current contemporary 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 arouse their imagination.


< as a designer >

In Japan she worked for advertising agencies and design offices. There she acquired professional graphic design skills and also marketing knowledges, art direction, CI design, editorial design, photo retouching and other DTP techniques.
In Berlin she has been working as a freelancer for agencies, restaurants & shops and artists in Germany and Japan. Here she expanded her field of work into web design / UI design and she mastered various programming languages as well.
more info: www.shoctopus.net


< as a musician >

In 2013 she founded a Berlin-based band and art project "Puppe'n Mucke" with musician Raving Mad Carlos.
They play trashy electro rock wearing huge hand-made original puppet costumes designed and manufactured by SHOXXX.
They mix electro beats and sounds with diverse instruments such as melodica, bongo, keyboards, bass and guitar, featuring guest singers and artists. The result is a very funny-to-watch-performance of crazy characters playing original enjoyable music.
more info: www.puppenmucke.de


< as an art event organizer / art label>

Since 2010 she has been also organizing art events with curious concepts in Berlin's alternative art scene, such as "JAPON DE FLOOR", "JAPARADE", "Japoneeeze Mayoneeze", "Sushi Kebap", etc.
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. As SHOXXXBOXXX she participated in many art events and festivals, such as "Suppe und Mucke", "Lange Nacht der Bilder", "Serendubity Festival", "Camp Tipsy", etc.



- solo exhibitions

2017 : "die sind alle nett" @Serigraffeur - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "Lange Nacht der Bilder" @kinkibox - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "tictac! tictac! picnic time!!" @ZWITSCHER MASCHINE - Berlin, Germany
2011 : "SHOXXX meets Cikago Bude" @Cikago Bude - Berlin, Germany
2010 : "Swingin' Greens" @vetomat - Berlin, Germany
2009 : "October xxxplosion!!!" @breipott - Berlin, Germany
2008 : "SHOXXX's petit Wonderland" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany


- group exhibitions (selected)

2017 : "Bitter Sweet" @Galleri Heike Arndt Berlin - Berlin, Germany
2016 : "Boombarstick Urban Art & Music Festival" @Galerija Boombarstick - Vodnjan, Croatia
2016 : "JART 6TH" @WAH Center - NY, USA
2015 : "Tokyo Art Crossing Berlin" @gallery Neurotitan - Berlin, Germany
2014 : "OPEN HOUSE" @Leipziger Str. 60 (former czech culture office) - Berlin, Germany
2014 : "From Cuteness to Knowingness" PICTOPLASMA Character Walk @Somos - Berlin, Germany
2014 : "LAKTOSE PARADICE" @Cuore Di Vetro - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "Das Tagebuch der Effi von Briest" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2013 : "Back to the Berlin" @excube - Osaka, Japan
2013 : "JAPONEEEZE MAYONEEEZE" @Galerie Knoth & Krüger - Berlin, Germany
2012 : "Lady Bird" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2012 : "11:45 Wunderbahn unterwegs" @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany
2011 : Opening exhibition @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany
2011 : "Feetish" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2010 : "Candy Hell" @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2009 : Opening exhibition @Saloon Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2009 : "Fruits Salad Boutique" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany
2007-2008 : "Signal 07 junge Kunst Berlin/Brno" @Galerie PremArts - Berlin, Germany


- participation in art events (selected)

2017 : music performance - "Tropicana Dreams" @Casa Planas - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2017 : live-animation performance - "Bilderberg Konferenz" underground comic festival @Reichenbergerstr. 114 - Berlin, Germany
2017 : installation, art shop - "Kawaii Festival" @Kuhlhaus - Berlin, Germany
2017 : music performance - "Bauhausfest 2017" @Bauhaus - Dessau, Germany
2017 : installation, art shop & music performance - @Neon Kunst - Berlin, Germany
2017 : music performance - @Golden City Bremen - Bremen, Germany
2016 : installation, art shop & performance - "Japanischer Weihnachtsmarkt" @Arena Berlin - Berlin, Germany
2016 : live-animation performance - "Bilderberg Konferenz" underground comic festival @Reichenbergerstr. 114 - Berlin, Germany
2016 : Food & culture stand - Festival "Camp Tipsy" - Galenbeck, Germany
2016 : live-animation performance - "World is on Fire" @Neurotitan & Eschschloraque - Berlin, Germany
2016 : live-animation performance - "ARMORY NIGHT" @WAH Center - NY, USA
2015 : installation, art shop & live-animation performance - "Japanischer Weihnachtsmarkt" @Arena Berlin - Berlin, Germany
2015 : art (comic) shop - "Bilderberg Konferenz" underground comic festival @Reichenbergerstr. 114 - Berlin, Germany
2015 : Food & culture stand - Festival "Camp Tipsy" - Galenbeck, Germany
2015 : Food & culture stand - Festival "Serendubity" - Finowfurt, Germany
2015 : live-animation performance - @Wani to Sai - Ehime, Japan
2015 : art shop, live painting & live-animation performance - "moro moro festival 2015" @moro moro garden - Hyogo, Japan
2015 : live-animation performance - "COSMIC ONION NIGHT" @Madame Claude - Berlin, Germany
2015 : live-animation performance - "gape" - Berlin's Experimental Lounge @Plateau Gallery Greenhouse - Berlin, Germany
2014 : installation & art shop - "Japanischer Weihnachtsmarkt" @Urban Spree - Berlin, Germany
2014 : installation - "LondonEdge Berlin" Berlin Fashion Week @Adagio Berlin - Berlin, Germany
2014 : exhibition - "2nd anniversary party" @Mademoiselle Opossum - Berlin, Germany
2014 : Food & culture stand - Festival "Camp Tipsy" - Wittstock/Dosse, Germany
2014 : live-painting - "48Stunde Neukölln" @RIXBOX - Berlin, Germany
2014 : live-animation performance - @Wani to Sai - Ehime, Japan
2014 : art shop & live painting - "moro moro festival 2014" @moro moro garden - Hyogo, Japan
2013 : live-animation performance - Japanese Night @oh! Calcutta - Berlin, Germany
2013 : live-animation performance - Street festival "Suppe und Mucke" in Rudolfkiez - Berlin, Germany
2013 : food stand / installation - "48Stunde Neukölln" @Galerie Su de Coucou - Berlin, Germany
2013 : art shop & live painting - "moro moro festival 2013" @moro moro garden - Hyogo, Japan
2013 : exhibition & soup stand - street soup festival "Après-Soup" - Lille, France
2012 : live-animation performance - "SILVESTER BASSSH!!!" @Tiefgrund - Berlin, Germany
2012 : live-animation - @Lomography - Berlin, Germany
2012 : installation : "PARTY ARTY" @Gretchen - Berlin, Germany
2012 : installation with Johannes Marx - Art Village "Berlin Festival" @Flughafen Tempelhof - Berlin, Germany
2012 : live-animation performance - "Wild Wedding" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2012 : food stand & decoration : monthly @PrinceCharles - Berlin, Germany
2012 : exhibition & art shop : "Handmade Japan" @smartdeli - Berlin, Germany
2011 : art shop : screen print festival "Druck Berlin" @stattbad - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Straßenkunst in der Galerie" @Galerie Knoth&Krüger - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Shoooow your short animation!!!" @SHOXXXBOXXX - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - @Madam Claude - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Wild Wedding" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "RMC record release party" @Knochenbox - Berlin, Germany
2011 : live-animation performance - "Walpurgisnacht" @LA54 - Berlin, Germany
2010 : live-animation performance - "Sommerland" @systm - Berlin, Germany
2010 : exhibition - Music & art event "Megabasement" @BRUNNEN70 - Berlin, Germany
2009 : Weignachtsmarkt - "Das ARTVENT" Kiezkulturbasar Boddinstrasse - Berlin, Germany
2008 : Weihnachtsmarkt - "Why Nutz Basar" @Karmanoia - Berlin, Germany
2008 : Weihnachtsmarkt - "Das Fest" @St. Marien-Liebfrauen Kirche - Berlin, Germany
2008 : exhibition - Music & art event "100g Sausage" @GURUGURU - Tokyo, Japan


- studio

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