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Meet Up ECoC!European Capital of Culture


Contact person :
Aoi Yamaguchi
Position :
Japanese Calligrapher
Link :
Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, Aoi Yamaguchi has been trained to master the basics of calligraphy by learning under the Master Zuiho Sato since at the age of 6, while refining her knowledge and skills. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the First Place prize from the Minister of Education at 44th Asahi Calligraphy Nationwide School Exhibit, Superior First Place at 33rd National Students Calligraphy Exhibition and others that are known as the supreme prizes at competitive public exhibitions. As a noteworthy event, she was nominated to participate in the group, 4th Hokkaido Elementary and Junior High Students Visit to China in 2000, representing the country of Japan and participated in calligraphy exchange sessions at Palace of Pupils of China. Since landed in the U.S. in 2004, she has performed and exhibited her works in many galleries, museums, universities and festivals in the United States, across Europe, and Japan. Her works show her exploration in juxtaposing the traditional Eastern classics and her contemporary artistic expressions, as well as her unique ambition of transforming two-dimensional art of Japanese Calligraphy into the art of physical expression through performances. Currently residing in Venice, California, Yamaguchi continues her work on her conceptual calligraphy installations, exhibitions, and performances as she continues to push the boundaries of traditional Eastern classics and contemporary artistic expression.

Last update : 01 Jun. 2022


『息・醒月』-Breath・Awakening Moon-
Conceptual performance of Japanese calligraphy, dance and sound at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), 2016 ⓒ AOI YAMAGUCHI CALLIGRAPHY, Photo by Vivian Sachs

『春霖』-Spring Rain-
Performance for Canada Goose SS19 Nomad Capsule Collection Campaign ⓒ AOI YAMAGUCHI CALLIGRAPHY

間 (MA) -and everything in between-, Japan Days in Kaunas/Kaunas 2022, Kaunas Artist House, Lithuania ⓒ AOI YAMAGUCHI CALLIGRAPHY, Photo by M. Plepys

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