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Aki Sasamoto, Sink or Float, 2021, Dimensions variable

Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan) is a New York-based artist working in performance, dance, installation, and video who is currently teaching at the Yale School of Art's Sculpture Department. She has had solo exhibitions and performances at Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, NY; Arts and Letters, New York, NY; Danspace Project, New York; SculptureCenter, Long Island City; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; The Kitchen, New York.

Sasamoto has been included in group exhibitions at Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, among others. Sasamoto was included in The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Venice, Italy. In 2021, she was an artist-in-residence at Atelier Calder in Saché, France, and in 2023 she was named recipient of the Calder Prize.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Aki Sasamoto: Point Reflection

Aki Sasamoto: Point Reflection

6 Dec 2023 – 7 Apr 2024

Queens Museum
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Squirrel Ways

Squirrel Ways

18 Mar – 7 Jun 2023

Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Still Alive, Aichi Triennale

Still Alive, Aichi Triennale

30 Jul – 10 Oct 2022

Aichi, Nagoya
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani

The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani

23 Apr – 27 Nov 2022

59th Venice Biennale
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Calder Now

Calder Now

21 Nov 2021 – 29 May 2022

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Schematics

Schematics

4 Sep – 10 Oct 2020

55 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Thank You Memory: From Cidre to Contemporary Art

Thank You Memory: From Cidre to Contemporary Art

1 Jun – 22 Sep 2020

Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Aki Sasamoto: Phase Transition

Aki Sasamoto: Phase Transition

9 Jan – 18 Jan 2020

Danspace
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Past in a future tense

Past in a future tense

1 Mar – 20 Apr 2019

39 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Aki Sasamoto: Yield Point

Aki Sasamoto: Yield Point

6 Apr – 13 May 2017

The Kitchen
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle

Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle

16 Sep 2016 – 2 Jan 2017

SculptureCenter
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Wrong Happy Hour

Wrong Happy Hour

2 Nov – 14 Dec 2014

JTT

Press

Hakim Bishara 7 Art Shows to See in New York This February Hyperallergic Feb 2024Rose Marina Boubion 9 free events in NYC this January to get you fired up about winter Gothamist Jan 2024Cassie Packard Aki Sasamoto Wants to Flip Your Worldview Frieze Dec 2023Caroline Goldstein ‘The Material Fights Back’: Watch Aki Sasamoto Sculpt the Uncontrollable Artnet News Nov 2023 Aki Sasamoto Wins 2023 Calder Prize Artforum May 2023 $50,000 Calder Prize Goes to Aki Sasamoto, Whose Absurdist Art Recently Appeared in the Venice Biennale Artnews May 2023Moderated by Emily Watlington Capturing Chaos: A Climate Scientist and Performance Artist Discuss Why They Recreate Weather Events Art in America Mar 2023Caroline Goldstein 'I Couldn’t Drink and I Was Going Crazy’ Watch Aki Sasamoto Make Whiskey Glasses While Reflecting On Life’s Unexpected Turns Artnet News Jul 2022Andrew Russeth Tour Cecilia Alemani’s Venice Biennale Exhibition, Coursing with Surrealist Energies and Abounding with Bodies Artnews Apr 2022Charles Aubin All That Is Solid: Aki Sasamoto Mousse Magazine Apr 2020Writers at Independent Art Voices: New Media Independent May 2019Andrea Scott Goings On About Town The New Yorker Apr 2019Will Heinrich New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now The New York Times Apr 2019Mira Dayal Critics’ Picks Artforum Mar 2019Cal Revely-Calder Airing Dirty Laundry in Public: Aki Sasamoto’s Performance-Installations Frieze Jul 2018Interview with Adriana Blidaru Aki Sasamoto Living Content May 2018Dawn Chan Aki Sasamoto, JTT Artforum Feb 2015Interview with Cecilia Alemani Aki Sasamoto Frieze Feb 2015Samara Davis Aki Sasamoto Artforum Nov 2014Aimee Walleston Aki Sasamoto Soloway Art in America Apr 2013Lumi Tan Aki Sasamoto’s Lines of Reasoning T Magazine Jan 2013Brian Seibert Finding Connections Among Melting Ice, Doughnuts and Underwear The New York Times Nov 2012Julia Friedman Critics' Picks Artforum Jan 2011Roslyn Sulcas When Everyday Things Become Something Strange The New York Times Apr 2009

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Aki Sasamoto: Phase Transition

Aki Sasamoto: Phase Transition

Danspace Project
2020