Bruce Yonemoto
布魯斯米本

Bruce Yonemoto (b.1949) has developed a body of work which positions itself within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, of the gallery world and the cinema screen. His work attempts to manipulate an audience with a simultaneous recognition of the machinations of the manipulation. He believes that the composition of mass media has become a new historical site of the domination of human behavior. Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Maya Deren Award for Experimental Film and Video. Bruce’s installations, photographs and sculptures have been featured in major one person shows at the ICC in Tokyo, the ICA in Philadelphia, and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. His work was featured in Los Angeles 1955-85 at the Pompidou Center, Paris, the Generali Foundation, Vienna, the Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Pacific Standard Time, Getty Museum, a survey show in Kanazawa, Japan. In January 2017 Yonemoto has been honored with a retrospective at the Tate, London. Bruce is Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.

布魯斯米本的創作發想橫跨藝術與商業之間,使作品兼具藝廊展示的藝術性與戲院播映的通俗性。自1970年代起,米本與哥哥諾曼 (Norman Yonemoto) 即開始進行多媒體裝置與單頻道錄像創作,為早期 LA 影像藝術發展的先驅之一。他的作品解構好萊塢劇情片、電視連續劇和廣告所使用的通俗敘事語法,挑戰觀者對於大眾媒體直觀的臆斷。米本兄弟透過其獨特的影像語言,藉由諷刺、誇張兼之古怪的藝術創作將陳腐老套的文化神話與媒體滲透般操控的現實生活與幻像曝露在大眾眼前。1989年以後,米本的獨立創作轉向對於結合裝置、相片攝影以及雕塑語境下的實驗電影與錄像藝術的探索。

布魯斯米本曾多次獲獎,其中包括了美國國家藝術基金會、美國電影協會、洛克菲勒中心以及瑪雅黛倫實驗電影獎。1999年,米本受邀於洛杉磯日裔美國人國家博物館舉辦一場大型展覽,此展爬梳藝術家自始至生涯中站的創作歷程。其裝置藝術、攝影與雕塑作品亦曾於東京ICC、費城當代藝術協會、聖路易斯藝術博物館、堪薩斯坎柏當代藝術博物館中展出。他的作品也曾受邀於巴黎龐畢度、維也納、2008光州雙年展、蓋提研究中心等地展出。

布魯斯米本目前定居、工作於美國加州。