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Asami Kiyokawa

Photo: Munetaka Tokuyama
Photo: Munetaka Tokuyama

Born in 1979 in Awaji Island, 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. 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. 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); and Asami Kiyokawa –Bisaishu–, Kanaz Forest of Creation (Fukui, 2015). The artist also actively participates in various group shows and art fairs across the globe.