Change is a keyword in the work of Suchan Kinoshita. Her dynamic oeuvre is always evolving, making every encounter between object and spectator an unpredictable experience. Kinoshita considers every exhibition as part of a bigger whole, of which the outcome is not necessary and completely determined by the artist. The object itself, the space surrounding it and connection between the art object and the beholder are central elements in every exhibition of this artist. Kinoshita initially studied music and theatre. These influences are still major components in her work, which makes her work dynamic and interactive. Her work invites viewers to bridge art and theatre, architecture and music in participatory experience that emphasize movement, space and time. In her installations she creates a subtle interplay of objects, sound and spatial perception.
After her first exhibition ‘it must have been an early Tuesday’ at the gallery and her project made for ARCO 2005, a third project by Suchan Kinoshita will be presented at Ellen de Bruijne Projects. In this new installation Kinoshita explores and questions spaces and spaces in between. A video shows the rehearsals for a theatre play, which creates a theatre within a theatre. Inspired by the concept of a surveillance camera, she plays with the combination of time and space.
Suchan Kinoshita (1960) born in Japan, lives and works currently in Maastricht. After finishing the Musikhochschule in Cologne she studied at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Suchan Kinoshita was the winner of the 1992 Prix de Rome. In 2010 she won the Kunstpreis des Kuratorium der Kunststoffindustrie (Fine Arts Prize of the Board of Trustees of the Plastics Industry), which made her solo exhibition ‘In 10 minutes’ (2010) possible at Ludwig Museum, Cologne. She had solo exhibitions at Bloomberg Space, London (2010); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007); Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2008); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2004); MuHKA, Antwerp (2002). Her work has been included in the 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), the series of exhibitions ‘If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’ and ‘A for Alibi’ in the Appel, Amsterdam (2007).
Currently Suchan Kinoshita has two solo exhibition: ‘Stick Empathy’ at MuDAM, Luxemburg (17/02/2011 – 22/05/2011) and ‘Het Verkeerde Moment op de Juiste Plek / The Right Moment at the Wrong Place’ at De Paviljoens, Almere (17/04/2011 –18/09/2011)