Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1951. Lives and works in Osaka. Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts.Read More
He began impersonating himself into appropriated works of art back in 1985, when he first applied the technique to a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, and he has continued this thematic approach to the present. He was selected to participate in the Venice Biennale's Aperto 88 exhibition in 1988.
Recent solo exhibitions: YASUMASA MORIMURA: EGO OBSCURA, Japan Society, New York (2018), Yasumasa Morimura. The history of the self-portrait, Pushkin Museum, Moscow (2017), The Self-Portraits of YASUMASA MORIMURA: My Art, My Story, My History, National Museum of Art, Osaka (2016), Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2014), LAS MENINAS RENACEN DE NOCHE, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2014), Yasumasa Morimura: Rembrandt Room Revisited, Hara Museum, Tokyo (2013)
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