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Aki Sasamoto

Photo: Paul O’Reilly

Born 1980 in Yokohama, Japan.  Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Aki Sasamoto’s installations and performances explore the nuances and peculiarities of everyday life. She uses sculpture, movement, video, and sound to transform mundane actions into theatrical events.

Secrets of My Mother’s Child

Performance at The Kitchen on September 15, 2009. This performance was part of the exhibition “One Minute More”

Secrets of My Mother’s Child, April 2009
Secrets of My Mother’s Child, April 2009
Secrets of My Mother’s Child, April 2009
Secrets of My Mother’s Child, April 2009
Secrets of My Mother’s Child, April 2009
cooking show, January 2006
remembering/ modifying/ developing, September 2008
remembering/ modifying/ developing, September 2008
remembering/ modifying/ developing, September 2008
remembering/ modifying/ developing, September 2008
remembering/ modifying/ developing, September 2008
feedback, April 2006
feedback, December 2006
Everything Chidambaram – Praying Project, collaboration with Jeffrey Schiff, April 2005
Everything Chidambaram – Praying Project, collaboration with Jeffrey Schiff, April 2005

By Ashley Rawlings

Press

Women’s Work

T Magazine/The New York Times (February 2010)

T Magazine Interview Video

T Magazine/The New York Times (February 2010)

500 Words: Aki Sasamoto

Artforum (July 2009; note: registration required)

Art in Review; Momus with Aki Sasamoto

New York Times (May 2009)

When Everyday Things Become Something Strange

New York Times (April 2009)

Sasamoto co-founded and co-directs Culture Push

Culture Push is about hands-on learning, group problem solving, serious play and creating connections.  The mission of Culture Push is to create a lively exchange of ideas between many different communities; artists and non-artists, professional practitioners and laypeople, across generations, neighborhoods, and cultures. Culture Push serves a diverse international community of thinkers and do-ers from all different professions. Culture Push focuses on collaboration and group learning through active participatory experiences, including practical symposia, artists’ projects, residencies, educational workshops, and dinners.

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