Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Portrait of Kiyoshi Yamamoto. Photo: Maya Økland.

Textile and performance artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto (b. 1982) was born in Japan, but grew up in Rio, Brazil. Yamamoto attended Escola de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro and Saint Martin's School of Arts and Design in London, before he moved to Bergen to attend the Master's programme at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, which he completed in 2013.

Being highly influenced by the work of textile artist and printmaker Annie Albers, Yamamoto's own artistic practice is centered around weaving, printing and pigments. His oftentimes large scale works, and sometimes wearable ones, are consistently colourful. Moreover, they dissolve the lines between art and design; accordingly to the artist, the materials are autonomous which turns Yamamoto's artistic practice multifaceted.

Kiyoshi Yamamoto has had several solo exhibitions at, among others, Soft galleri (2014), Galleri Norske Grafikere (2015), Buskerud Kunstsenter (2017) and Kunstnerforbundet (2022). His work is represented in the collections of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, KODE in Bergen and the Embassy of Norway in Brasília.

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