Lyota Yagi was born in Ehime, Japan, in 1980 and currently lives and works in Kyoto. He graduated from the Department of Space Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, in 2003.

Yagi's solo exhibitions include Circuit, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2008); Open Space 2008: emergencies! 008: Lyota yagi [Kai-Ten: the world's spinning], NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (2008); Line, Circle or Layer, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2007); criterium70: Lyota Yagi, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan (2007); For the Ontology of Letters, Voice Gallery pfs, Kyoto (2006); side b: waltz, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2006); and side a: timer, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2006).

Group exhibitions include sound draw scenery/scenery draw sound, Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa, Japan (2010); Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2009); Re:Membering-Next of Japan, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul (2009); Ogaki Biennale Ogaki City, Gifu, Japan (2008); Exhibition as media, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo, Japan (2007); ready made remix, Voice Gallery pfs, Kyoto (2007); Arte Povera Now and Then-Perspectives for a New Guerrilla Art, Esso Gallery, New York (2007); Kobe Art Annual, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo, Japan (2005); and stereorium, ARTZONE, Kyoto (2005).