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A native of Japan, Shinobu Akimoto started life and art in Canada in early 1990's and established her identity as a visual artist through national and international presentations of her "project-based" installations. During the last decade, she has adopted an itinerant lifestyle that has interrupted a consistent involvement in a single local community; she has re-examined and re-evaluated her desire and capacity as a visual practitioner and now attempts to engage in contemporary art through alternative means and pathways. Currently, her main engagement in the field is her "co-directorship" in a collaborative art project, Residency For Artists On Hiatus. She also hopes to sell all her past work through her online project SHOP, and continue to utilize artmaking as a means to follow the lifestyle that she wants to live. She seeks co-conspirators from all fields who may share a similar sentiment and imagination.

As of 2014


(In 1970) Allan Kaprow wrote: "..there is art at the service of art (artlike art) and at the service of life (lifelike art)". 
Perhaps, we are now in the age where there is "life at the service of art (artlike life)", and soon, there will be "life at the service of life (lifelike life)".*

*Excerpt from the artist's graduate thesis: L. M. R. (Last month's Rent or Living Making Reflex), 1999