SHIMURAbros “Film without Film” at the Pola Museum of Art in Japan.

500 Capp Street is pleased to announce our 2024-2025 International Artist Residency recipients, SHIMURAbros based in Tokyo and Berlin.  The artist duo will spend some time doing their two-month residency in San Francisco in November 2024, with a planned exhibition for the Fall of 2025.

SHIIMURAbros a sister-brother duo comprising Yuka Shimura, who was born in 1976 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tama Art University and a master’s degree from University of the Arts London: Central St Martins, and her brother Kentaro, who was born in 1979 and holds a degree in Imaging Art from Tokyo Polytechnic University. The duo is a recipient of the Excellence Award in the Art Division of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival, hosted by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. In recent years the works of SHIMURAbros have been exhibited at the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions. In 2017, ArtReview Asia magazine named SHIMURAbros as a “future great”. SHIMURAbros relocated to Berlin in 2014 on a research grant from the Pola Art Foundation, where they are currently resident as researchers at the studio of Olafur Eliasson. 

The 500 Capp Street yearly international artist residency is generously supported by the Sanger Family Foundation.  In addition to this year’s support is the Individual Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council.