Yayoi Kusama "YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow" National Gallery Singapore


Yayoi Kusama (born Japan 1929) is one of the world's most influential artists, and has played a crucial role in key art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is the first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia, and will focus on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice.

Curated by National Gallery Singapore's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, the exhibition will invite audiences to discover Kusama's creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present, including works never shown before. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter new paintings in which the artist continues to push artistic boundaries.

YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow will extend the Gallery's scholarship on the influential international artist. It will examine how her works create resonance across geographical boundaries, and defy societal and personal challenges to create an impact in the art world.


Yayoi Kusama, Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 194 cm x 194 cm
© Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, Victoria Miro, London, David Zwirner, New York