MADRAGOA
Yuli Yamagata
São Paulo, Brasil, 1989
About the Artist

Yuli Yamagata’s works are nurtured by a pop imagery that turns them into objects charged with a familiar strangeness. She often works with sewing and pieces of ordinary fabrics found in popular stores to build a very peculiar visual universe. She is specially interested in a mixture of images and references, ranging from classic design to the vibrant colours of athlete’s lycra attires, to develop dynamic works that embody and combine anatomic volumes, fast-food visions and elements of popular culture in textile assemblages, paintings and sculpture. The formal alternation of the bulky and the thin, the gigantic and the tiny, places the artist's practice in the condition of hyperbole, as if her works were always on the verge of screaming, whether out of fright or laughter. 

Yuli Yamagata was born in Sao Paulo in 1989. She lives and works in Sao Paulo.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include: NERVO, MAC Niterói, Niterói (2021); Microwave Your Friends, Invitro Cluj, ClujNapoca (2019); Tropical Extravaganza: Paola and Paolina, Secs Niterói (2018); Honra ao Mérito, UFRJ Forum, Rio de Janeiro (2017); X-Treasure Hunt, Pinacoteca de São Bernardo, Sao Paolo (2017); Paisagem Modelo (Sticker Album), Centro Cultural São Paulo, (2016). 

Recent group exhibitions include: Farsa, Secs Pompéia, São Paulo, 2020;  Samba In The Dark, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2020); Esqueci de Acordar, Diablo Rosso Gallery, Panama City (2020); Punk Alegria Tropical. Fuck U Mr. President, Galeria Dandi, São Paulo (2019); A parte maldita: um esboço, SIM Galeria, São Paulo (2019); A Burrice dos Homens, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo (2019); Perdona que no te crea, Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2019); Rocambole, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2019); La Proxima, Despacio, San José, (2018); Rocambole/ RolyPoly, Pivô Art & Research, Sao Paulo (2018); Reverse Bias, SIM Gallery, Sao Paulo, (2018); Sensitive Surfaces, CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2018); Synthetic nature, Unicamp, Campinas, (2018); A Grandiosa Festa Junina de Santo Antônio do Abacaxi, Solar dos Abacaxis, Rio de Janeiro (2018); Disfarce, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brasil (2018); Novas Poéticas 2016, Fundação Museu do Futuro, Curitiba (2016).

Portfolio

 

YY Portfolio 11'05'2021.pdf
9.25 MB - pdf — download

 

Selected Press and Texts

Marta Mestre on Yuli Yamagata's Gota, MADRAzine #11 – July 2020

 

Sofia Gotti on Yuli Yamagata's Milho na manteiga, MADRAzine #7 – March 2020

 

Yuli Yamagata on Intimacy, Self Worth and Chewing Gum, by João Mourão, Luís Silva, CURA Magazine 31° edition, 2019

 

 

Video documentation
Selected Exhibitions

 

BRUXA

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 10th - October 31st, 2020

 

BRUXA

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 10th - October 31st, 2020

 

Microwave Your Friends

installation view at Invitro, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

October 5th - December 15th, 2019

 

Microwave Your Friends

installation view at Invitro, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

October 5th - December 15th, 2019

 

Rocambole in Portugal is Literally Roll Cake

Installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

February 23th - April 27th, 2019

 

Rocambole in Portugal is Literally Roll Cake

Installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

February 23th - April 27th, 2019

 

 

Rocambole in Portugal is Literally Roll Cake

Installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

February 23th - April 27th, 2019

 

Rocambole in Portugal is Literally Roll Cake

Installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

February 23th - April 27th, 2019

 

Interruptions

Installation view at Pinta Art Fair, Miami, Florida, USA

December 5th - 9th, 2018

 

Rocambole/Roly-Poly

Installation view at Pivô, São Paolo, Brazil

June 9th - July 21st, 2018

 

Rocambole/Roly-Poly

Installation view at Pivô, São Paolo, Brazil

June 9th - July 21st, 2018

 

 

Tropical Extravaganza: Paola and Paulina

Installation view at Sesc Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 20th - May 31st, 2018

 

Tropical Extravaganza: Paola and Paulina

Installation view at Sesc Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 20th - May 31st, 2018

 

Synthetic Nature

Installation view at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil

2018

 

Honra ao Mérito

Installation view at UFRJ Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017

 

 

Disfarce

Oswald de Andrade Cultural Office, Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 12th - October 28th, 2017

 

X - Treasure Hunt

Pinacoteca de Sao Bernardo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 27th - May 17th, 2017