Curriculum Vitae

Kumiko Shimizu, Artist & Urban Designer


2017-18 LLB Law, Birkeck University of London
2001-03 MSc Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
1978-82 BA Fine Art, Reading University

Artist in Residence

2007-08 Mossessian & Partners (Architecture Practice)
1999 'Rodin in Lewes', Lewes, Sussex, UK
1997 Docklands Education Centre
1994 X'Teresa, Alternative Art Centre, Mexico City
1994 Delfina Studios Trust, Casa Manilva, Spain
1991 Kunstwerk, Berlin, Germany
1989 Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
1988 Tom Allen Art Centre, London
1987 Alternative Space, Ottawa, Canada
1982-83 City Council Invitation, Osnabrück, Germany

Commissions, Grants & Sponsorship

2011 Openvisor (Arts Culture Communication Agency)
2011 S. Bawden & Co.
2010 ARUP
2010 Openvisor (Arts Culture Communication Agency)
2007 Groundwork
2006 GO Partnership
2005 Arts Council England
2001 Awards for All
2000 European Social Fund
2000 Cultural Industrial Development Agency
2000 Peabody Trust
1997 Mile End Park Partnership, London
1995 London Art Board for Notting Hill Carnival '96
1994 Ushita-cho, Hiroshima, Japan
1994 London Dockland Development Corporation
1992 Ikeda Bank, Osaka, Japan
1990 Berlin City Council & British Council & Japan Cultural Centre, Berlin
1988 Hayward Gallery, London
1989 Manchester City Art Gallery
1986 Greater London Art
1985 Artangel Trust

Individual Shows

2019 'Luna+I & Jeremy Corbyn (Abused-Searching for Democracy and Justice) + Hope' at Torriano Meeting House, London
2011 Angry House at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery London
2005 'What is Utopia?' Scarlet Maguire Gallery
2001 'Abused' Scarlet Gallery, London
2000 'Eternal Civilization', Collaboration with two schools in Tower Hamlets, Business Development Centre, London
1999 Château de Sacy, Sacy, France
1998 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London
1995 'Graces & Disgraces', Reed's Wharf Gallery, London
1993 Ushida-cho Festival, Hiroshima, Japan
1994 Installation for Ikeda Bank, Osaka, Japan
1990 Schinkelkirche Project, East Berlin, Germany
1989 Manchester City Art Gallery
1988 Issei Miyake Men's Shop, London
1985 Harcourt Church Project, Islington
1985 Kray Brothers' House project in East End London
1984 ACME, The Showroom, London
1984 Valpaços Project, Portugal
1983 Orkney Island Project, Scotland
1983 Brixton Gallery, London
1983 Frauen Galerie, West Berlin, West Germany
1982 'Kunst in Wald' Project, Osnabrück, West Germany
1982 Kunstwerkerhaus, Osnabrück, West Germany

Group Show

2010 London Festival of Architecture 2010 exhibited at UCL along with The Bartlett School of Architecture
2008 Event 'Angry House' at Design Museum as a part of London Festival of Architecture 2008
2006 Cézanne: A Tribute, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Lake District
2006 London Architecture Biennale, Lecture at Scarlet Maguire Gallery
2005 ICA, London in Six East Steps, 'Anywhere in the World: David Medalla's London'
2005 London Museum for the conference “Future City of London”
2002-03 The Bartlett School of Architecture
2000 'VERSUS' International Sculpture Show, Torino, Italy
1999 'Rodin in Lewes', Lewes, Sussex, UK
1998 UK 98 Bridges, Daiwa Foundation Touring Show, London
1998 'Artsparkle', Mile End Park, London
1998 'The Wild Life (A Midsummer Night's Dream)' Sculpture/Performance
1994 X'Teresa, Alternative Art Centre, Mexico City
1994 'Three Graces' in 'Art Roundabout', London Docklands, London
1991 Alternative Japanese Garden', Gateshead International Garden Festival UK
1991 'Hinter dem Museum', East Berlin, Germany
1990 The Other Story', Hayward Gallery, London
1989 Camden Arts Centre, London
1989 The Short Listed for The World Sports Centre, Sheffield, UK
1988 Begagnungtellenehmer, Bielefeld, West Germany
1988 'Right of the Citizen', Islington, London
1988 Tom Allen Art Centre, London
1987 'Third Generation British Women Sculptors', Canterbury
1987 Chisenhale Dance Space, London
1986 Daylight Club, Diorama, London
1985 'Roadwork', Brixton Gallery, London
1984 Bracknell International Performance Festival
1981-85 London Film Makers' Co-op Summer Show, London

Lectures & Event

2008 Design Museum (Lecture 'What is Utopia?')
2007 Sunderland University Fine Arts
2006 DEGW Architects Plc
2006 London Architecture Biennale 2006
1990 Chelsea School of Art
1987 Reading University

Working with Schools & Organisations

2017 Directing Choir & Performance for St. Martin Gospel Oak, 150 Year Anniversary
2008 Maria Fidelis School, London
2008 Leighton Project, London
2007 Sunderland University Fine Arts
1992 Hampstead Girls School
1991 Highgate Boys School
1990 Tower Hamlet Boys School
1990 Tower Hamlet Community Girls School

Radio & TV

1998 BBC2 TV, UK, 'Omnibus', documentary
1998 Fuji International TV, Japan, 'Eikoku Seikatsu'
1998 CNN News, TV, USA
1991 RIAS TV, Germany, Interview
1988 Japanese Broad Cast Cooperation (NHK), UK,
1986 BBC World Service, radio interview


2011 Pre-Manifesto “Emotional Architecture” collaborated with Prof. C. Fournier
2007-08 Local magazine “Voice of Women” quarterly for two years, A3, Full Colour 8 pages, 1000 copies
2003 What is Utopia?

Press & Articles

  Architects' Journal, The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Herald, Evening Standard, Time Out, City Limit, Spare Rib, Women's Magazine, Art Monthly, Newsweek, Vogue(Spain), Berliner Zeitung (W. Germany), Der Spiegel (W. Germany), Yomiuri Shinbun (Japan), Asahi Shinbun (Japan), Chugoku Shinbun (Japan)

Academic Citation

1999 Work cited as reference for London GCSE Examinations Art, (Modular) Independent Study


Public Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
Ushida-City, Hiroshima, Japan
Private Jeremy Isaacs, Nicholas Baring, Agnes and Michael Adams, Peter and John Fisher, Guy Brett

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