Shiori Watanabe (b.1984-) is a contemporary artist based in Tokyo. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture in the faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015, and from the graduate school of Fine Arts in 2017. Shiori Watanabe has expressed her unique[/distinct] worldview in recent shows; “Dyadic Stem" at the 5th Floor (a two-artists show with Shinjiro Watanabe), "Non-Human Control" at TAV GALLERY in 2020, and “Bebe” at Whitehouse in 2021, the first solo exhibition curated by Ryūta Ushiro, a member of artists collective Chim↑Pom. Shiori Watanabeʼs signature installation work "Sunroom" was made in 2017 to maintains the life of organisms that could continue even after the human extinction. In its making, she collected plants, fish, bacteria, etcetera from the Tokyo Imperial Palace, which used to be a playground in her childhood, and brought them back to her studio. She then separated them into different tanks, connecting them together by water circulation tubes. "Sunroom” thereby functions as an automatic ecosystem, and has been updated since 2017 onward. The decentralised networking, and horizontal movement of water circulation characteristic of "Sunroom” uniquely critiques hierarchical political apparatus, and addresses feminism.