Aki SASAMOTO (New York)
Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based artist, who works in performance, sculpture, dance, and whatever more medium that takes to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Aki moves and talks inside the careful arrangements of sculpturally altered objects, activating bizarre emotions behind daily life. Her works appear in theater spaces, gallery spaces, as well as in odd outdoor sites. Shown in exhibitions at Mori Museum, Take Ninagawa, Yokohama Triennale 2008, Japan; Gwangju Biennial 2012, South Korea; Chocolate Factory Theater, the Kitchen, Soloway, Whitney Biennial 2010 at Whitney Museum, Greater New York 2010 at MOMA-PS1, New York; and numerous other international and domestic venues. Besides her own work, she has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, mathematicians, and scholars. Aki is also a co-founder of the nonprofit interdisciplinary organization, Culture Push Inc.