Aki Sasamoto is a Japanese-born, New York City-based artist working across multiple mediums, including performance, sculpture, dance, and drawing. Her work explores the aesthetic value and experience of everyday life and actions that would normally be labeled mundane. Because she brings constructed and natural objects into dialogue with each other—making collaborators out of both other people and everyday materials—Sasamoto has often been compared to the artists that came out of the postwar Japanese movements Gutai and Mono-ha. Her work was first shown at The Kitchen in the 2009 group exhibition On Minute More, and in 2014 her performance piece Sunny in the Furnace premiered in The Kitchen's theater. She had her first solo exhibition at The Kitchen entitled Yield Point in 2017. For more information, see: http://cargocollective.com/akisasamoto