Aki Sasamoto
(b. 1980, Yokohama, Japan)
http://cargocollective.com/akisasamoto

Education
MFA Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, 2007
BFA Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2004
United World College of the Atlantic, Llantwit Major, UK, International Baccalaureate, 1999
Oin Gakuen, Tokyo, Japan, 1996

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2015
No Choice ; Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Wrong Happy Hour ; JTT, NYC, New York

2012
Talking in Circles in Talking ; Soloway, Brooklyn, New York
E_O ; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS; 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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
Visitors ; Governor's Island, New York
Dojima River Biennale 2015 ; Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
Frieze Projects in Frieze New York ; Randall's Island, New York
Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture ; Horikawa Danchi, Kyoto, Japan

2014
Pier 54 ; High Line Art, NYC, New York

2013
5th Anniversary ; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Out Of Doubt: Roppongi Crossing 2013 ; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Alumni Show II ; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Kool-Aid Wino ; Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Neo Povera ; L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Struktur & Organismus III ; Mühldorf, Austria
A Spoken Word Exhibition ; Jeu de Paume, France

2012
Gwangju Biennial: Roundtable ; Gwangju, South Korea
Omnilogue: Journey to West ; Lalit Kara Academy, New Delhi, India

2011
Frame section in Frieze Art Fair ; Regent's Park, London, UK
collection show ; Shoes Or No Shoes?, Belgium

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

2009
One Minute More ; The Kitchen, NYC, New York
Body Trauma ; Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, New York
Living Room 2009 ; public space, Auckland, New Zealand

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

2007
MFA Thesis Show ; Christie’s, NYC, New York
Renagades ; Exit Art, NYC, New York

2006
Tokyo-San Francisco Arts Festival ; The Lab, San Francisco, California
MFA 1st Year Show ; Wallach Art Gallery, NYC, New York

2005
Praying Project ; collaboration with Jeffrey Schiff ; Exit Art, NYC, New York

Selected Performances / Theater Productions
2015
Skewed Lies/Parallel Stare ; Luxembourg & Dayan, NYC

2014
TBA Festival ; PICA, POrtland, OR
Sunny in the Furnace ; the Kitchen, NYC

2013
WE LIVE WITH ANIMALS in Performa 13 ; Van Alen Institute, NYC
This is not a pink pony 1+2 by Yvonne Meier ; Abrons Arts Center, NYC

2012
Centripetal Run ; Chocolate Factory Theater, LIC, New York
book presentation ; Bullet Space, NYC
Movement Research Spring Festival ; The Center at West Park, NYC
Good Tool ; Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap ; Calder Foundation ; NYC
¡Lo Carnavalesco! ; Mycellium, Piso 51, Mexico City D.F., Mexico

2011
Shining by Yvonne Meier ; as a dancer ; New York Live Arts/ The Invisible Dogs, NYC
Artist Project: Aki Sasamoto in The Whitney Community Day, The Future ; Whitney's new site, NYC
Postmodern Visiting Artist: Aki Sasamoto ; Arts @ 29 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Brother of Gogolorez by Yvonne Meier ; as a dancer ; Danspace Project, NYC

2010
100 Years of Performance ; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Transart Festival ; Bolzano, Italy *with additional support from Foundation for Contemporary Arts

2009
Prompt, Performa ; collaboration with Momus ; White Slab, NYC, New York
Domestic Partners ; Chocolate Factory Theater, LIC, New York

2008
Movement Research Spring Festival ; Collaboration as lower lights collective ; Judson Memorial Church, NYC, New York
-- ; BRIC Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2007
Area 51 ; collaboration with Yvonne Meier ; Danspace Project at St. Marc's Church, NYC, New York
CMC Fun Night #4 ; collaboration with Anne Wellmer/Arturo Vidich ; NYC, New York
Construct ; Exit Art, NYC, New York
Mute ; collaboration with Dan St. Clair ; Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York
Little Theater ; Tonic, NYC, New York
CRAM ; collaboration as lower lights collective ; Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, New York

2006
Bushwick Arts Project Festival ; collaboration with Dan St. Clair ; 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York
Water Performance ; collaboration with Jeffrey Schiff ; Exit Art, NYC, New York

2005
Drawn ; collaboration as lower lights collective ; Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, New York
Boundaries ; Philosophy Box Gallery, NYC, New York

2004
Howl Festival ; collaboration with Lily Skove/Arturo Vidich ; Le Petit Versailles, NYC, New York
Salvage/Salvation ; collaboration with Arturo Vidich ; Queens’ Botanical Garden, Long Island City, New York
Dancing Asia ; Asia Society, NYC, New York

Teaching
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Sculpture Department, 2014-
Columbia University, Mentor program, 2012- 2015
Columbia University, Sculpture III, Fall 2013
Whitney Museum of American Art, Youth Insight Program, Spring 2010
Wesleyan University, Sculpture I, Fall 2009
Columbia University, Sculpture I, Spring 2009

Lectures / Visiting Artist Programs
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Columbia University, NYC, February 2015
Field Meeting at Asia Society, NYC, October 2014
Connecticut College, CT, February 2013
University of Tokyo, Physic Department, Tokyo, Japan, September 2012
University of Colorado, Visual Arts Department, CO, February 2012
Artist's Institute, CUNY, December 2011
Parsons The New School For Design, NYC, March-April 2011
Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture + Extended Media Department, VA, March 2011
Harvard University, Dance Program, Cambridge, MA, March 2011
University of Tokyo, Physics Department, Tokyo, Japan, January 2011
Columbia University, School of the Arts, NYC, March 2010
Smith College, Mathematics Department, MA, March 2010
Kunstverein NY, NYC, January 2010
Mount Holyoke College, MA, Visual Arts Department, November 2009
Wesleyan University, Music Department, CT, November 2009
Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2009
Marlboro College, Visual Arts Department, VA, February 2009

Curation
Action Inserted, a group exhibition, 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School For Design, NYC, April 2011
Movement Research Spring Festival: HARDCORPS, New York, June 2010

Awards
The Bessies (nomination for Outstanding Production), NY Dance and Performance Award, 2014
Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2014
Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists, Pola Art Foundation, 2013-2014
Oscar Willliams and Gene Derwood Award, The New York Community Trust, 2012
Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government, 2011-2012
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2010
Visual Art Grant Award, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, 2007
Toby Fund Award, The Toby Fund, 2007
Agnes Martin grant, Columbia University, 2006-07
Jessup Prize, Wesleyan University, 2004
Freeman Asian Scholarship, Freeman Foundation, 2000-04
Grew/Bancroft Scholarship, Grew/Bancroft Foundation, Japan 2000-04
UWC Japan Scholarship, Japan UWC Committee, IBM, Japan 1997-99