Glasgow International 2020

Hirofumi Suda

Hirofumi Suda (b. 1978 Niigata, Japan) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Suda’s installations are open narratives that juxtapose drawings, objects and video. His work deals with complexities in ecology, modernity and nature; from prehistory, shamanistic tendencies to modernity. Suda’s installations explore marginal borders where audience wanders through form(s) of language and complex configuration of uncertainty. The more you find relationships between each work, the less these links become meaningful or functional. In the end it’s an exploration between human and non-human perception.

Solo shows include: Kind of Grey, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (2016).

Group exhibitions include: Object Eject, Japan Foundation, Cologne, Germany (2016); Shall Unlock Forms, Regards Gallery, Chicago, USA (2016); Roll Over, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany (2013).

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Erica Eyres, Carla Scott Fullerton, Levi Hanes, Conor Kelly, Garnet McCulloch, Dan Monks, Hirofumi Suda, and Kari Stewart



This group show addresses Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens as a heterotopic space containing its own oppositions; interior and exterior, nature and culture, global and local.

It explores how these paradoxes relate to the interplay of local and global forces upon the communities and places of Glasgow. The artists bring their own experiences as international artists based in the city, to engage with the unique setting of The Botanic Gardens as a site for constructing and maintaining unexpected encounters close to home.

Supported by Canada House.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm

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