Jimenez - Colon Collection
Yayoi Kusama
Soaring Spirit
Kusama, Yayoi
YAYOI KUSAMA

1929 Born on March 22nd in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken, Japan
1948 Entered senior class at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts & Crafts
1948-51 Studied at the Arts and Crafts School, Kyoto
1957 In November, moved to America; lived in Seattle
1957-58 Studied at the Art Students' League, New York
1960 Immigrated to the United States
1963 Granted permanent residence status in the United States; naturalized 1966
1973 Returned to Japan
2012 Collaboration with Louis Vuitton
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Yayoi Kusama, New Paintings and Accumulations, Victoria Miro, London, UK.
Yayoi Kusama, Daego Art Musuem, Korea. Touring to: Seoul Arts Centre, Taipei City Museum,
National Taiwant Museum of Fine Art in Taichung and MOCA Shanghai.
Yayoi Kusama, Malba – Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires, travelling to: Centro Cultural Banco do
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Cento Cultural Banco de Brazil, Brasilia,
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes.
2012 Yayoi Kusama. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yayoi Kusama, New Paintings, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
The National Museum of Art, Osaka: January 7, 2012-April 5, 2012, travelling to Matsumoto City
Museum of Art in spring, 2012
2011 Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, May 2011; Centre Pompidou,
Paris, autumn 2011; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2012
2010 Yayoi Kusama: Singing in Towada, Towado Arts Center, Aomori, Japan
2009 Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, USA
2009 YAYOI KUSAMA. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2009 YAYOI KUSAMA - The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2009 Yayoi Kusama Propagating room, Six, Osaka, Japan
2009 Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
2009 Yayoi Kusama: Outdoor Sculptures, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2009 Yayoi Kusama: Flowers that Bloom at Midnight, Gagosian, Los Angeles
2009 Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian, New York
2009 Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2008 Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museums Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2008 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2008 Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession, la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris
2008 Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2008 Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2007 Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2007 Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2007 Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession - Dots Transformed into Love, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany /
WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Yayoi Kusama, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
2006 Yayoi Kusama, Iwami Art Museum, Shimane, Japan
2006 Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition, YAYOI in FOREVER, Forever Museum of Contemporary Art gallery,
Akita, Japan
2006 Yayoi Kusama, Arndt&Partner, Berlin
2006 Yayoi Kusama Metamorphosis, Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy
2006 Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2006 Crimson Eye, Piece Unique, Paris
2005 Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama Exhibition, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2005 Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama: Eight Places for Burning Soul, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
Hiroshima, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama 60's Fashion, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama: Sailing the Sea of Infinity, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
2005 Yayoi Kusama Furniture by Graf, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
2005 Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan
2005 Yayoi Kusama Part l: Print 1980-1983/Painting (recent work), Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Part ll:
Print 1994-2005/Painting (recent work)/Objet
2005 Yayoi Kusama: The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2005 YAYOI KUSAMA KA!, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 Yayoi Kusama Seoul, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2004 Kusamatrix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2004 Yayoi Kusama, Nets 1959-1999, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
2004 Yayoi Kusama, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2004 Kusamatrix, Art Park Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan
2004 Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Yayoi Kusama Colorist, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2003 Yayoi Kusama Prints & Pumpkin Ceramic Object Exhibition, Jean Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2003 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
2003 Yayoi Kusama Prints, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo
2003 Yayoi Kusama-Beyond the Labyrinth, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kagawa, Japan / Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
2003 KUSAMA YAYOI LOVE FOREVER, Fabian & Claude Water Galerie, Zurich
2003 Yayoi Kusama, J. Johnson Gallery, Florida
2003 Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris
2003 Yayoi Kusama, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
2002 Yayoi Kusama Solitude of the Earth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2002 Yayoi Kusama Mixed Media, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2002 Yayoi Kusama Silkscreen, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Masuda City Museum, Shimane, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Inoue, Nagano, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Book cellar amus, Osaka, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama/Furniture, graf, Osaka, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama Permanent Collection, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama: Dot paradise in Shangri-La, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Bass Museum, Miami, U.S.A.
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Galeria DECO, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2001 Death of an Illusion, Piece Unique, Paris
2001 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
2001 Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2001 Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan
2000 Yayoi Kusama, Serpentine Gallery, London
2000 Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris
2000 Yayoi Kusama Prints, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan
2000 Yayoi Kusama Early Drawings, from the Collection of Richard Castellane, The Art Museum, Princeton
University, New Jersey / Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama / Art Gallery of York University,
Toronto, Ontario / Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana / Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,
Utica, New York
2000 Yayoi Kusama: Recent Works, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2000 Yayoi Kusama, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000 Yayoi Kusama, Le consortium, Dijon, France / Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, 13 Feb -19 May
2001 / KUNSTHALLEN BRANDTS ÆDEFABRIK, Denmark, 12 Jun 2001- / Les Abattoirs, Toulouse,
France, 5 Oct 2001 - 6 Jan 2002 / KUNSTHALLE Wien, Vienna, Jan 2002- / Artsonje Center, Seoul,
Korea, 15 Feb – 28 Apr 2003 / Artsonje Museum, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea, 4 Jul – 28 Sep 2003
1999 Yayoi Kusama Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, [continuation of Love Forever:
Yayoi Kusama] (Retrospective consists of two parts: Part One focuses on her New York period; Part Two
examines work created in Tokyo)
1998-99 Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, (December 13, 1998 – March 7, 1999)
1998 Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1998 Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (July 9 – September 22)
1997 Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work and Paintings from the New York Years, Baumgartner Galleries, Inc.,
Washington, DC, (January 17 - February 28)
1997 Yayoi Kusama, Kato Kyobundo, Osaka, (May 8 - 20)
1997 Yayoi Kusama: Obsessional Vision, The Arts Club Chicago, Chicago, (June 11 - July 30)
1997 Yayoi Kusama Prints, Gallery Olive, Tokyo, (July - December)
1997 Kusama's Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, (July 8 - August 7)
1997 Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (September 3 - October 1)
1997 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery East, Australia
1996-97 Yayoi Kusama: Repetition, Art Gallery Artium, Fukuoka, Japan (December 13 - January 19)
1996 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Olive, Tokyo, (February 14 - 28)
1996 Yayoi Kusama: A Panorama of My Youth, Media of Modern Art Contemporary Gallery (MOMA
Contemporary), Fukuoka, Japan (March 22 - April 27)
1996 Yayoi Kusama: The 1950s and 1960s, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, (May 3 - June 21)
1996 Yayoi Kusama: Ten Paintings from the '60s to the Present, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, (May 23 - June 15)
1996 Yayoi Kusama, Ouka Shorin, Nagano, (September 6 - 15)
1996 Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, (September 17 - October 19)
1996 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Haruka, Tokyo, (October 8 - 20)
1995 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Matsumoto, (March 11 - 21)
1995 Yayoi Kusama: I Who Committed Suicide, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, (July 1 - August 5)
1995 Yayoi Kusama Recent Prints - Memorial Shot, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (July 10 - July 26)
1995 Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Yokohama, (November 11 - 19)
1995 Yayoi Kusama Etchings, 77 Gallery, Tokyo, (December 4 - 14)
1994 Yayoi Kusama Gallery Kura, Matsumoto, (January 22 - 30)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Atelier Kan Gallery, Tokyo, (March 15 - 26)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Komagane Kogen Art Museum, Nagano, (March 16 - April 20)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, (April 22 - May 22)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, (May 11 - 24)
1994 Yayoi Kusama: My Solitary Way to Death, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (May 12 - June 30)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Orient Gallery, Tokyo, (May 30 - June 17)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Okayama Art Gallery, Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, (June 1 - July)
1994 Novel: The Psychological Hospital of Ants published
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Art Wing, Kanagawa, (July 2 - 16)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Chiyoda Gallery, Shizuoka, (September 26 - October 15)
1994 Kusama 1970s - Recent Works, Gallery Now, Toyama, (October 1 - 23)
1994 Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary Gallery (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, Japan
(October 1 - 29)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Finarte, Nagoya, Japan (January 16 - February 4)
1993 Ham Collection: Yayoi Kusama 1952 – 1993, Gallery Ham, Nagoya, Japan (February 6 - March 6)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, (May 21 - June 7)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, (June 1 - September 30)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Cardazzo, Venice, (June)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Gallerie d'Arte del Naviglio, Venice, Italy, (June 10 - September 30)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, The 45th Venice Biennale, Japanese Pavillion, Venice, (June 13 - October 10)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Shuyu Gallery, Tokyo, (June 14 - June 30)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Now, Toyama, (July 14 - July 30)
1993 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Tomita, Hiroshima, (July 29 - August 10)
1993 Prints exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
1993 Novel: New York Story published
1993 Infinity of Space and Light in the 1950s and 1960s: Yayoi Kusama from the collection of Richard
Castellane, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, Esquire (November)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, (January 9 - 28)
1992 Novel: Lost in Swampland, published (January)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Aries, Tokyo, (March 16 - 28)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Mominoki, Tochigi, (March 16 - 31)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Ouka Shorin, Nagano, (March)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, (May 13 - 26)
1992 Yayoi Kusama: Print Works, Collection of prints, published (May)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Takeuchi, Aichi, (May)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, (July)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, (July)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Esprit-Nouveau, Okayama, Japan, (July)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Toki, Hokkaido, (July)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, (September 1 -
26)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, (September 16 - 29)
1992 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Lamia, Tokyo, (September 24 - October 10)
1992 Yayoi Kusama: Bursting Galaxies, Sogetsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, (September 21 - October 31)
1991-92 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Athens, Osaka, (December 18 - January 15)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Sho Art Gallery, Fukushima, (September)
1991 Kusama's Collage 1953-86, Nabis Gallery, Tokyo, (January 8 - 19)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, 1953-1990 (February 1 - 16)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, (March 12 - April
12)
1991 Performance Self-Obliteration Tokyo Art Expo 1991, Pre-Event, Ginza Sony Building, Tokyo, Japan
(March)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Tokyo Art Expo 1991, Fuji Television Gallery Booth, The Tokyo International Trade
Center at Harumi, Tokyo, (March)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, (March)
1991 Novel: The Foxgloves of Central Park, published (April)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Vinci, Gunma, (April 23 - June 30)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, (May 30 - June 12)
1991 Between Heaven and Earth, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (June 4 - July 5)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, (June 15 - 22)
1991 Yayoi Kusama: Paintings · Prints · Objects, Oka Shorin, Nagano, (June 28 - July 2)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Lamia, Tokyo, (September 27 - October 11)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, (November 13 - 27)
1991 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Ashibi-sha, Saitama, Japan, (December)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Shinon Nishiwaki Gallery, Kanagawa, (January)
1990 Novel: Angels in Cape Cod, published (February)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, (April 15 - 22)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Fine Art Hiiragi, Kagoshima, (April)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Kyouni Gallery, Tokyo, (May 7 - 26)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Chikugo Gallery, Tokyo, (June 20 - July 1)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Kyouni Gallery, Tokyo, (October)
1990 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kosai, Tokyo, (October)
1989-90 Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective, Center of International Contemporary Arts, New York (Sept 27 - Jan
31)
1989-90 In Context: Yayoi Kusama, Soul Burning Flashes, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England (Nov 5 - Jan
7)
1989-90 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, (December 26 - January 7)
1989 Novel, Aching Chandelier, published (January)
1989 Novel: Christopher Homosexual Brothel, republished on tenth anniversary (March)
1989 Yayoi Kusama: Recent Prints, Objects, Paintings, Gallery Ikeda Art, Tokyo, (May 22 - June 3)
1989 Novel: Double Suicide at Sakuragazuka, published
1989 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, (June 8 - 18)
1989 Published collected poems, Distress Like This, (September)
1988 Novel: Between Heaven and Earth, published (May)
1988 Yayoi Kusama: Soul Burning Flashes, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (June 3 - 25)
1988 Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
1988 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, (June)
1988 Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan (July 1 - September 7)
1988 Novel: Woodstock Phallus Cutter, published
1987 Yayoi Kusama, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka, (March 3 - March 29)
1987 Yayoi Kusama, Chicago International Art Exposition, (December)
1986 Prints by Yayoi Kusama, Tamagawa Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, (March 27 - April 1)
1986 Yayoi Kusama, Musée Municipal, Dôle, France, (March 21 - May 31)
1986 Infinity ¥ Explosion, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (June 6 - 28)
1986 Book of works: Yayoi Kusama: Driving Image published
1986 Yayoi Kusama, Nabis Gallery, Tokyo, (July 21 - August 9)
1986 Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Christian Chenau, Paris, (September)
1985 Performance: Flower of Basara, Kuhonbutsu Joshin-ji Temple, Tokyo
1985 Novel: The Burning of St. Marks Church published (May)
1985 Yayoi Kusama, Missoni Boutique at Yurakucho-Marion Seibu, Tokyo, (July)
1984 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Stella, Fukouka, (February)
1984 Kusama's Self-Obliteration, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, (April 20 - May 16); In conjunction with this
exhibition was an interview, "Junji Ito vs. Yayoi Kusama" and a performance at Video Gallery SCAN,
83 Nets Obliteration
1983 Yayoi Kusama, Tubaki Gallery, Chiba, Tokyo, (January 28 - February 9)
1983 Yayoi Kusama: Encounter of Souls, Jardin de Luseine, Fuji Television Gallery, Shigeo Anzai [a
photographer] vs. Yayoi Kusama, Harajuku, Tokyo, (February 17 - 26)
1983 Screened films Self-Obliteration (1967) and Flower Orgy
1983 Yayoi Kusama, Supplement Gallery, Tokyo (February 17 - 23)
1983 Polka Dots Obliteration, Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo (1967 Film) and Flower Orgy Show, (1968 Film)
(February 19)
1983 Yayoi Kusama: 1950-1970, Internationale Galerij Ornis, The Hague (June 18 - July 17)
1983 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano (September 17 - 25)
1983 Yayoi Kusama, Books Rokusan, Nagano (November 17 - 27)
1983 Novel: Christopher Homosexual Brothel published (December) (Awarded Tenth Literary Award for New
Writers given by Magazine Kadokaw-can)
1983 Yayoi Kusama: Prints and Drawings, Gallery Do ra pe, Kobe (June 26 - July 3)
1982 Exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, Box Gallery, Nagoya (January 9 - 30)
1982 Yayoi Kusama and Obsession, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo (March 16 - April 10)
1982 Box Art by Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kumo, Tokyo, (May 10 - 25)
1982 Yayoi Kusama, Box Gallery, Nagoya (May and July)
1982 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Manu, Akita (August 8 - 30)
1982 Yayoi Kusama, Orient Gallery, Tokyo (September 6 - October 2)
1982 Yayoi Kusama, Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan (opened December 9)
1981 Yayoi Kusama, Central Gallery, Chiba (February 17 - 23)
1981 The Puzzle Art of Yayoi Kusama, Shibuya Seibu Department Store, Tokyo (February 26 - March 3)
1981 Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kumo, Tokyo (November)
1980 Yayoi Kusama, Toho Gallery, Osaka (May 8 - 17)
1981 Unknown Works by Yayoi Kusama: The Flash That Burns Grass, American Center, Tokyo (May 27 - June
5); and film screening, Self-Obliteration,
1981 Yayoi Kusama: Self-Obliteration of Nets and Polka Dots, Gallery Toshin, Tokyo (July 1 - 15)
1981 Yayoi Kusama Soaring from the Dark and Bright Swamp, Nagano Tokyu Department Store, Nagano
(August 14 - 20)
1981 Yayoi Kusama: Infinity and Repetition of Nets and Polka Dots, Gallery Toshin, Tokyo (November 18 -
28)
1979 Yayoi Kusama Exhibition, Chungeki Art Salon, Matsumoto (January)
1979 Yayoi Kusama: Exhibition of New Works, Inoue Fourth Floor Gallery, Matsumoto (Nov 29 - December
4)
1978-79 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto Wall of Commerce and Industry Building, Nagano,(October 23 - January
25)
1978 Novel: Manhattan Suicide Addict published (March)
1977 Yayoi Kusama & Shoichi Ito, Transport Building, Tokyo (April 22 - 28)
1977 Yayoi Kusama: Collages, Gallery Nikko, Tokyo (June)
1976 Yayoi Kusama: Obsessional Art, a Requiem for Death and Life, Osaka Formes Gallery, Osaka (Aug 9
– 19)
1975 Message of Death from Hades, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, (December 1 - 13)
1971 Film: Kusama's Self-Obliteration, First Annual New York Erotic Film Festival, New York (November)
1970 Self-Obliteration - An Environmental Performance, New School for Social Research, New York,
(February)
1970 The Republic (designed costumes), The Free Store Theatre, New York, (April)
1969 Happening, Iwaibashi Park, Tokyo
1969 Nude Happening, Before the Imperial Palace, Tokyo,
1969 Body Painting Happening, Bungei Shunju Company, Tokyo
1969 Bust Out Happening, Sheepsmeadow, Central Park, New York (April)
1969 Bust Out Happening, Central Park, New York
1969 Happening, Blue Dome discotheque, New York
1969 Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead Happening, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (August)
1969 Kusama Fashions Company, Establishes, New York
1968 Screened Self-Obliteration at various New York City rental spaces including The Gymnasium (January),
Palm Gardens (January) and Blue Dome (February)
1968 Films Flower Orgy and Homosexual Orgy acted and directed by Kusama were produced and shown on
TV throughout the United States
1968 The Anatomic Explosion, a series of Happenings, staged in front of the statue of George Washington
across from the New York Stock Exchange, the Statue of Liberty, St. Marks Church, the Alice in
Wonderland statue in Central Park, the United Nations Building, the United Federation of Teachers on
Wall Street, the Board of Elections headquarters and on the subway (July - November)
1968 Nude performance at the discotheque, Electric Circus, New York
1968 Love in Festival, Central Park, New York
1968 Established: Kusama Enterprises Inc
1968 Take A Subway Ride from Jail to Paradise Happening, (November)
1968 Weekly Flesh-In, Body-painting stage, Nirvana Headshop, New York
1968 Naked Demonstration/Anatomic Explosion Happening, Wall Street, New York
1968 Body Painting Happening, Avanti Galleries, New York, (August)
1968 Staged a protest in front of the Board of Elections, New York
1968 Homosexual Wedding Happening, Church of Self-Obliteration, New York, (November)
1968 Nude Happening, the Allan Burke Show, New York (November)
1968 Naked Happenings, Fillmore East, New York, (December 6-7)
1968 Exhibition of works by Yayoi Kusama from 1963 to 1965, Galerie Mickery, Loenersloot, The
Netherlands and Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, (June 9 - July 7)
1968 Mona Lisa Happening, Kusama's Studio, New York
1968 Orgy Happening by the Soviet Flag, New York
1968 Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Lichter, Frankfurt, (October)
1968 Nixon Homosexual Orgy Happening
1968 Burn the Panties Happening, New York
1968 The Horse by Polka Dots Happening, Central Park, New York
1968 Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan
1968 Love Happening, (December)
1967 Self-Obliteration: An Audio-Visual-Light Performance Happening, Black Gate Theater, New York,
(January and June)
1967 Serielle Formationen, Studio Galerie, Frankfurt, West Germany, (May)
1967 Horse Play (Grouptwoonetwo) Happening ,Inter-Arts Festival, Washington Square Park, New York,
(July)
1967 Horse Play, Self Obliteration by Kusama: An Audio-Visual-Light Performance Happening, Woodstock,
NY, (July)
1967 New York, Body Festivals Happenings, Washington Square Park and Tompkins Square Park, (Each
Saturday & Sunday throughout summer)
1967 Self-Obliteration was awarded a prize at the 4th International Experimental Film Competition,
Belgium. The film won 2nd prize at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI. It was introduced at
the 2nd Maryland Film Festival and at the Whitney Museum of American Art's New American Film
Makers series: Steps Towards a New Consciousness
1967 Kusama Tea Dancers Happening, Electric Circus, New York,
1967 Body-Painting Party Happening, Cheetah Club, New York,
1967 Love Room, Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, (November)
1967 Happenings with Polka Dots, performed throughout Holland (November)
Body Festival Happening, Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, MA, (September)
1966 Yayoi Kusama: Driving Image Show, Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan, (January 26 - February 9) /
Galerie M. E. Thelen, Essen, West Germany (February 29 - May 27)
1966 Kusama's Peep Show: Endless Love Show, Castellane Gallery, New York,
1966 Her film Self-Obliteration was shown on TV in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy. Released in
theaters in Paris
1966 Nova Gallery, Boston (June)
1965 Solo exhibition and Happening, Chrysler Museum, Provincetown, MA
1965 Yayoi Kusama, Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, (June)
1965 Floor Show, Castellane Gallery, New York, (November)
1964 Kusama: Driving Image Show, Castellane Gallery, New York, (April 21 - May 9)
1963-64 One Thousand Boats Show – Kusama, Gertrude Stein Gallery, New York, (December 17 - January 11)
1963 Driving Image, Castellane Gallery, New York, (April)
1962 Yayoi Kusama, Robert Hanamura Gallery, Chicago, (March - April)
1961 Recent Painting: Yayoi Kusama, Stephen Radich Gallery, New York, (May 2 - 27)
1961 Yayoi Kusama: Watercolors, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, (November 21 - December 23)
1960 Yayoi Kusama, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, (April 19 - May 14)
1959 Yayoi Kusama, First solo exhibition in New York, Brata Gallery, New York, (October 9 - 29)
1959 Recent Paintings by Yayoi Kusama, Nova Gallery, Boston, (November 23 - December 12)
1957 Yayoi Kusama, Zoe Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, (December 8 - 28)
1955 Yayoi Kusama, Takemiya Gallery, Tokyo, (January 21 - 31)
1955 Yayoi Kusama, Kyuryudo Gallery, Tokyo, March 28 - April 2)
1954 Shirokiya Department Store, Tokyo (February 27 - March 3)
1954 Mimatsu Shobo Gallery, Tokyo (August)
1954 Eight Japanese Women Artists, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo, (October)
1952 First solo exhibition, First Community Center, Matsumoto, Nagano (March)
1952 Second solo exhibition, First Community Center, Matsumoto, Nagano (October)
1958-1968 Yayoi Kusama Self Obliteration, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka
(March 17 - April 18)
Yayoi Kusama: Now, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, (June 11 - August 7)
Yayoi Kusama: Works from the 1950s, Blumarts Inc., New York, (June 20 - September)
Yayoi Kusama, Chikugo Gallery, Fukuoka, (June 20 - July 1)
Yayoi Kusama’1967-1970: Cage Painting Women, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA
Contemporary), Fukuoka (June 24 - July 7)
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, (November 17 - January 8 1999)
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