Shizuka Hariu (JP, set design)
Shizuka Hariu is a Japanese scenographer and architect based in Brussels, London and Sendai. She is now co-director of the agency Shin Bogdan Hagiwara & Shizuka Hariu Architecture + Scenography (SHSH). She has been designing for a wide variety of stage productions, exhibitions and architecture projects.
Her major works for scenography, such as Kunsten Festival des Arts 2012 festival centre, Charleroi Danses's festival Compil d'Avril and Sacred Monsters (choreographer Akram Khan and dancer Sylvie Guillem, performed at Sadler's Wells in London in 2006 and toured world wide). Shizuka has been working for many contemporary dance companies in Europe, especially in Belgium and UK, such as deepblue, Mahaworks, Rabbit Hole Collective, Shobana Jeyasingh, Rebecca September, Charleroi Danses and Yauyuki Endo for Star Dancers Ballet Tokyo. She has been selected as one of 20 emerging practitioners for the Next Theatre Architecture in the world scenography conference in PQ2011.
Having researched “Scenography for Contemporary Dance” at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), Shizuka transformed her research to Leeds Metropolitan University. Shizuka is planning her first solo exhibition as a PhD researcher at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK).
Shizuka was awarded a fellowship from the Japanese government agency for Cultural Affairs between 2002 - 2004 and was further awarded a grant from the POLA Arts Foundation (Japan) in 2005. Shizuka has obtained various design awards including the Tokyo Design Centre Award, Mainichi Published DAS Design.
Graduating with a Masters degree in Architecture from Tokyo University of Science in 2000, she has worked for Shoichi Haryu Architects & Associates (Japan), for the architecture firm Adjaye Associates (London), and for the scenographer Jan Veresweyveld (Belgium).