Yukio Fujimoto was born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1950. He lives in Osaka and works in Kobe. Fujimoto earned a degree in musicology from Osaka University of Arts. In Japan he attracted much attention for his Audio Picnic at the Museum exhibition, which he planned and organized himself for one day each year for ten years from 1997 till 2006.

Fujimoto's solo exhibitions include Yukio Fujimoto: +/-, National Museum of Art, Osaka (2007); Yukio Fujimoto: Philosophical Toys, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hiyogo, Japan (2007); Echo. Son Virtuel, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2006); Here and There, Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan (2006); Japan Pavilion, 49th Venice Biennale (2001); and Audio Picnic at the Museum, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hiyogo, Japan (1997 - 2006).

Group exhibitions include Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art, Hayward Gallery, London (2001); Grace and Gravity: Work by 11 Japanese Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan/Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (1995); and UNDR/Kunst Videnskab Teknik, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (1992).