Aki Sasamoto

Japanese, b. 1980

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Aki Sasamoto

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Japanese, b. 1980

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Aki Sasamoto questions the peculiarities of daily life through sculpture, movement, sound, video, and dance. In her installations, she arranges found objects as sculptures, then creates improvisational performances to respond to the bodies and objects present. In the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Sasamoto attempted to understand the mathematical structure of the Lorenz Attractor, an attractor that describes the two-dimensional flow of fluid, through performance art, in a work entitled Strange Attractors (2010). In her 2015 Frieze Installation Coffee/Tea, visitors were invited into a three-dimensional personality test, where they were led along a series of corridors that corresponded to their answers to the test. In addition to her own work, Sasamoto collaborates with musicians, choreographers, scientists, and scholars. Sasamoto is currently based in New York, and has shown work at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and at Performa 13 in New York City.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Biography

Aki Sasamoto questions the peculiarities of daily life through sculpture, movement, sound, video, and dance. In her installations, she arranges found objects as sculptures, then creates improvisational performances to respond to the bodies and objects present. In the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Sasamoto attempted to understand the mathematical structure of the Lorenz Attractor, an attractor that describes the two-dimensional flow of fluid, through performance art, in a work entitled Strange Attractors (2010). In her 2015 Frieze Installation Coffee/Tea, visitors were invited into a three-dimensional personality test, where they were led along a series of corridors that corresponded to their answers to the test. In addition to her own work, Sasamoto collaborates with musicians, choreographers, scientists, and scholars. Sasamoto is currently based in New York, and has shown work at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and at Performa 13 in New York City.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Aki Sasamoto
5 Standout New York Exhibitions to See This April
Apr 5th, 2019
5 Standout New York Exhibitions to See This April
30 Emerging Artists to Watch During Frieze Week
May 12th, 2015
30 Emerging Artists to Watch During Frieze Week
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