select language

* About yayoikusama
Yatoi kusama

from nagano japan

science 10years old, start to make works taking dots and nets as motif.@

* Brief history
1957 Visit to America.
a huge plane work, softsculpture,The environmental sculpture using a mirror, or electronic technologies is announced.
The second half of the 1960s, makes many happnings such as bodypainting fashion show,antiwar movement.
also started The expression using media, such as movie manufacture and issue of a newspaper.
1968   The movie "Kusama's self-disappearance" of acting in a play of its own writing wins a prize of the fourth Belgium international movie prize.
An exhibition and a happening are performed also in European countries.
1975   Homecoming.
continuing announcement of a fine-arts work,novels,poetical works,etc.
1983   he novel gThe Hustlers Grotto of Christopher Streeth won the Tenth Literary Award for New Writers from the monthly magazine Yasei Jidai.
1993   participated in the 45th Venice Biennale
1994   Began to create open-air sculptures.
produced open-air pieces for the Fukuoka Kenko Center, the Fukuoka Municipal Museum of Art, the Bunka-mura on Benesse Island of Naoshima, Kirishima Open-Air Museum and Matsumoto City Museum of Art, and a mural for the hallway at subway station in Lisbon.
1996   Began to show works mainly at galleries in New York.
A solo show held in New York in the same year won the Best Art Gallery Showfs first place from International Association of Art Critics.
1998`1999   major retrospective of Kusamafs works which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2000   Kusama won The Education Ministerfs Art Encouragement Prize and Foreign-Ministerfs Commendations. Her solo exhibition that started at Le Consortium in France in the same year traveled to Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, KUNSTHALLEN BRANDTS ADEFABRIK, Denmark, Le Abattoirs, Toulouse, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Art Sonje Center, Seoul.
2001   Received the Asahi Prize in 2001.
2003   Received Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003