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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:

2016

Delicate Cycle, Sculpture Center, NY



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



2010

Strange Attractors, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo



2009

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



Selected Group Exhibitions:

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