Born 1929, Japan
Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most prominent and influential contemporary artists. Known for her iconic polka dots and nets, she works across various media, including painting, sculpture, film, immersive installation, performance, poetry and fashion. Her work explores themes of mental illness, repetition, obsession, creation, destruction and feminism, appealing to the imagination and the senses. She has received numerous awards throughout her prolific career, and her work has been featured in many retrospectives and travelling exhibitions worldwide.