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Aki Sasamoto





Aki Sasamoto
b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan
Currently lives and works in New York

Education:
2007
MFA, School of Arts, Columbia University, New York

2004
BA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2019
Past in a future tense, Bortolami Gallery, NYC, New York
2018 Clothes Line, White Rainbow, London, UK

2017
Menu, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Wrong Happy Hour, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yield Point, The Kitchen, NYC, New York

2016
Delicate Cycle, Sculpture Center, NY

2015
No Choice, Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Wrong Happy Hour, JTT, New York

2012
Talking in Circles in Talking, Soloway, New York
E_O, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
A Likeness Has Blisters (two person show), The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York
A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS (two person show); Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Secrets of My Mother's Child ; Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy

2011
Strange Attractors ; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Strange Attractors, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo

2009
Love is the End of Art, collaboration with Momus, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020
Thank You Memory, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori, Japan

2019
5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
ELLE Loves Art ; Kashiyama Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, Fiskars, Finland
Walking Through Walls, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Contemporary Women, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

2018
Collection Asian Landscapes, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Objects Like Us; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
New Japan, Observer Effect, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Rehearsal, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, NMAO's 40th Anniversary Exhibition, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2017
How Much is Too Much?, The School for Curatorial Studies Venice, A plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2017: Multiple Future, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2016
11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Art021, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Take Ninagawa, Shanghai

2015
Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, Kyoto

2014
Pier 54, High Line Art, New York

2013
Out of Doubt: Roppongi Crossing 2013, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Alumni Show II, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Kool-Aid Wino, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Neo Povera, L & M Arts, CA
Struktur & Organismus III, Marillenhof - Destillerie Kausl, Muhldorf
A Spoken Word Exhibition,Jeu de Paume, Paris

2012
Gwangju Biennale 2012: Roundtable, Gwangju, South Korea
Omnilogue: Journey to the West, Lalit Kara Academy, New Delhi

2010
Make a monkey out of clay out of clay in CULTURED, Miami Design District, Florida
Greater New York: 5 Year Review, MOMA PS1, New York
Brick + Mortar: International Video Art Festival, Greenfield, MA
WUFF: A project by COCO & spike art magazine, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine at different locations
Whenever Wherever Festival, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
Whitney Biennial 2010, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2009
One Minute More, The Kitchen, New York
Body Trauma, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York
Living Room 2009, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
Time Crevasse: Yokohama Triennial 2008, Yokohama
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Defining a Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari, New York
Performed Identity, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York

2007
Renagades, Exit Art, New York

2006
Tokyo - San Francisco Arts Festival, The Lab, San Francisco

2005
Praying Project, Exit Art, New York

Awards:
2014
Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

2013-14
Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists, Pola Art Foundation

2012
Oscar Willliams and Gene Derwood Award, The New York Community Trust

2011-12 Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government

2010
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art

2007
Visual Art Grant Award, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation
Toby Fund Award, The Toby Fund

2006-07
Agnes Martin Grant, Columbia University

2004
Jessup Prize, Wesleyan University

2000-04
Freeman Asian Scholarship, Freeman Foundation

2000-04
Grew/Bancroft Scholarship, Grew/Bancroft Foundation

1997-99
UWC Japan Scholarship, Japan UWC Committee, IBM