Photo by Steven Warburton

Shogo Hirata is a textile artist and graphic designer. Born in 1986 and raised in Kyoto, Japan and now lives in Gothenburg since 2014. In his artistic practice, the inspiration often comes from textile crafts and other analog (hand) techniques. During the process of learning these, he finds ways to use them in different contexts, materials and in combination with other techniques and methods. In other words, he sees the process as equally important as the result in expressing himself.

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Photos/films with credits mentioned are taken by the talented photographers/ videographers, and all the rest is taken by me.

All material on this site is copyrighted.© Shogo Hirata 2021

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Sep-Oct

(upcoming) Solo exhibition at Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg


2021 May

“Kasure” at Frölunda Kulturhus utställningshallen, Gothenburg


2021 Feb
Duo exhibition “Cyanotypier av Shogo Hirata och Jonatan Sahlin” at Rum för Papper, Gothenburg


2019 Mar
“Kami Kasuri” at Rum för Papper, Gothenburg


2018 Nov
“Intertradition phage.2” at Unaginonedoko, Fukuoka


2018 Oct
“Intertradition phage.2” at Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm


2018 May-Jun
“Intertradition phase.1” at Asita Room & MUJI GrandFront Osaka, Osaka


2018 Apr
“Intertradition phase.1” at Capellagården, Öland


2017 Mar
¨Arbetskläder och klädeskulptur¨ at Sintra, Gothenburg


2016 Feb
¨Shiten¨ at Asita Room in Asitanosikaku, Osaka

Group Exhibitions / Public Appearances

2022 Apr

Scenography: Dance premiere ”Gnugga” by Takuya Fujisawa at Alias Teatern, Stockholm


2022 Mar

Scenography: Dance premiere ”Gnugga” by Takuya Fujisawa at Folkteatern, Gothenburg


2021 Sep
Group exhibition “GIBCA Extended – Comforting the Machine” at 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg


2021 Sep

Scenography: Dance installation “I rummet” by Takuya Fujisawa at Esperantoscenen, Gothenburg 


2021 Aug

Scenography: Residence program “It’s (A)live” with choreographer Takuya Fujisawa at Galleri54, Gothenburg 


2021 Apr
Group exhibition “Hang In There” by DOTDOTDOT at Handarbetets Vänner, Stockholm


2020 Dec
Group exhibition at Fiberspace, Stockholm


2018 Nov
“KURUME KASURI: Tying traditions across the sea” Group exhibition at MUJI CanalCityHakata, Fukuoka


2018 Feb
4 pages article about “Intertradition” in Vävmagasinet 2018 Nr1


Textile, Capellagården, Öland, Sweden



Art Director/Graphic designer Professional Training Course of Sendenkaigi, Osaka, Japan


Graphic design course, Vantan Career School, Osaka, Japan


BA science and engineering, Ryukoku University, Shiga, Japan



2 weeks summer course ”Kasuri weaving and natural dyeing”, Capellagården


Guest teacher in Kasuri weaving and indigo dyeing course, textile Capellagården


Freelancer as a textile artist


Internship as a fashion designer at “Velour by nostalgi”, Göteborg


Assistant in Linda Zetterman’s summer course ¨Textilt hantverk och formgivning¨, Capellagården


Assistant in Marie-Louise Sjöbloms summer course, ¨Textile design and printing¨, Capellagården


Freelancer as an Art director / Graphic Designer


Art director/ Graphic Designer at YARAKASUKAN Co,.Ltd, Osaka, japan



Göteborgs Stads Kulturstipendier 2022

Konstnärsnämnden – Ettårigt arbetsstipendium – Bild och Form



Ateljéstöd 2021 från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd (ettårig)

Återstart 2021-tillfälligt kulturstipendium från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd

Projektstöd PRONTO 2021 från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd



Tillfälligt stipendium 2020 från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd

Tillfällig hyressubvention 2020 från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd



Konstnärsnämnden – Ettårigt arbetsstipendium – Bild och Form



Ateljéstöd 2018-2020 från Göteborgs Stads kulturnämnd (treåriga)



Konstnärsnämnden – Projektbidrag ”projekt Intertradition”

Scandinavia Japan Sasakawa Foundation

Carl & Siv Malmstens Minne



Estrid Ericson stiftelse