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Asami Kiyokawa

Photo: Munetaka Tokuyama
Photo: Munetaka Tokuyama

Born in 1979 in Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan, Asami Kiyokawa currently lives and works in Tokyo. Kiyokawa first came to public attention as an amateur fashion model, and while studying fashion at Bunka Fashion College in the 2000s, she began her creative practice exploring the unlimited possibilities of fashion and self-expression. Since her debut solo show SAUCE in 2001, Kiyokawa has held numerous exhibitions both in Japan and abroad, consistently attracting a high level of interest in her work. The artist examines and visualizes the contradictions that arise between the internal and external components of an individual’s identity, particularly within a society exposed daily to vast amounts of information through social media, magazines, and other means. Known for her unique method of applying embroidery to photographs, magazines, books, and fabric, Kiyokawa has created such signature series as Beauty Collection, Complex, and TOKYO MONSTER. In recent years, she has further broadened her range of artistic expression to include creative work in costuming, advertising, film, picture books, spatial design, product development, and regional revitalization projects.
Kiyokawa’s solo exhibitions include Mirror World, MAKI Gallery (Tokyo, 2023); TOKYO MONSTER, reloaded, GINZA ATRIUM, GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS (Tokyo, 2021); Incarnation, ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI (Shanghai, 2019); ADASTRIA Beauty Collection by ASAMI KIYOKAWA, Omotesando Hills (Tokyo, 2018); Asami Kiyokawa –Bisaishu–, Kanaz Forest of Creation (Fukui, 2015); and Beauty Collection, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery (Ibaraki, 2011). The artist continues to participate in various group shows and art fairs across the globe. She has also been the recipient of such awards as the ASIAGRAPH Creator’s Award in 2013 and the VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year Award in 2012.

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