Biography

Chiharu Koda

1982                            
Born in Tsuyama and grow up in Mimasaka, Okayama, Japan  

2005.Mar                     
Bachelor “Design and Art” at Okayama Prefectural University, Design department, Craft and industrial design

2005. Dce – 2006.Mar   
Artist in Residence at Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shiga

2006. Apr – 2008. Mar  
Studied ceramics at Tajimi City Pottery Design And Technical Center, Gifu 

2008. Oct – 2012. May  
Worked at own studio, Gifu 

2012. Jun – 2013. Jun   
Traveled abroad with a scholarship Shu-Ou Foundation Award for art studies abroad,
Europa, USA and Ecuador

2013. Okt – 2020. Feb            
Studium at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe,
(State Akademie of Fine Arts Karlsuruhe, Germany), 
Scluptures department under Prof. Stephan Balkenhol


Solo Exhibits

2009.Oct 
Gallery HAKU, Osaka, Japan

2009.Dec 
art + cafe CIFA, Okayama/ Gallery IDF mini, Aichi, Japan

2010.Jun 
Gallery Tourinshunyo, Gifu, Japan

2010.Sep 
Tenjinyama cultural center of Okayama prefecture, Okayama, Japan

2010.Nov 
Kyoto Mangekyo Museum Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2011.Jul 
INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013.Jan – Feb
7atelier création, Bern, Switzerland


Awards

2003 
Awakura Ceramics Competition, 1st prize 

2005 
The International Ceramics Competition MINO

2006 
Asahi ceramics competition, encouragement award

2008 
1. Mr.I SHO (Contemporary Arts Competition), 2st prize

2012
Shu-Ou Foundation Award for art studies abroad


Public Collections

2004 
Nishi – Awakura, Okayama

2010 
Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany

2014 
Arctic Ceramic Museum, Posio, Finland



Others

2011 
Gave a talk in Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Japan

2014 
Symposium, Arctic Ceramic Centre, Posio, Finland 

Group Exhibits (Selected)

2005
“Tetsuson 2005″/ Galerie Bank Art 1929, Yokohama
“Creaters File”/ Slogadh463, Okayama
International Ceramics Festival MINO / Gifu Prefectural Museum, Gifu

2007
“Hitohana-ten”/ Gallery Voice, Gifu        

2008
AISHI-SHOU, Okayama Prefectural Cultural Center Tenjinyama “CONTACT act7″/ Heyri Art Valley, South Korea

2009 
“Jamin”/ Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama
6. Setouchi Art Festival “Inujimajikan”/ Island – Inujima, Setouchi-sea, Okayama

2010
“Yakimono no genzai VI”/ Gallery Voice, Gifu
“Naturals,Not by nature”/ Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama

2011 
Gallery HAKU, Osaka 
“BEGEGNUNGEN”/ Tenri Japanisch-Deutsche cultural center, Cologne, Germany 
“Tokai gendai tougei”/ Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Museum, Aichi
“Seeing the Unseen Forms”/ Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama 
“International Triennal of Silicate Arts”/ Kecskemét, Hangary 

 2012 
“Tougei no teian”/ Galerie HAKU und JR Osaka Mitsukosh-iIetan 6F, Osaka
“Shigaraki ACT”/ Kawabata Souko, Shiga

2013 
“BEGEGNUNGEN”/ Gallery Yumi, Okayama 
“Le Carrousel des métiers d‘art et de création”/ Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France 
Tzuri Gueta Gallery, Paris, France 

2014 
Asia Contemporary Art, Gallery Artpark, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015 
2. Soja Art Festival „Kokoro no Hida, Kibi no Art“, Schrein – Houfuku-ji, Okayama

2017 
Jahresausstellung, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe 

2019 
“Now”, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama