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Kanako Sasaki

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Birthplace
Sendai, Japan

Birth year
1976

Lives in
Sendai, Japan

Works in
Sendai, Japan

Website

Representing galleries
Gallery 10G, MA2 Gallery, DINA MITRANI GALLERY

Statement

Born in Sendai, Japan, Kanako Sasaki has been traveling and working on projects with lens-base media (photography and video) on-site or in the studio. She earned her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2004. Through storytelling, Sasaki deconstructs history, time and memories by exploring and collaborating her imagination with local tales. Sasaki's works have been exhibited in Japan, Europe and the USA at venues including Gallery 10G in New York and Dina Mitrani gallery in Miami.

Kanako Sasaki CV

 

Born in Sendai, Japan

Education

2006-7 Royal Collage of Art, London UK724
2004 MFA Photo, video and related media School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


2001
 BA Journalism, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

 

Awards


2008 Selected for the Shiseido Art Egg Award, Tokyo Japan
2007 VOCA Award exhibition, Ueno no mori museum, Tokyo Japan
2006 Selected in PDN's 30"emergency photographer to watch", NY


Winner and finalist of Magenta’s Emerging Photographers Book and Exhibition            
2005 ITS Four International Talent Support MINI Photo Award Finalist, Trieste, Italy.

2004 
The Golden Light Award, Personal Documentary, The Workshop, Maine, USA
Selected as one of the top 100 photographers, Personal/Fine Art category, The Workshop, Maine, USA
Hitotsubo-ten(3.3mX3.3m) Award, Guardian
 Garden/Recruit, Japan

2001

Winner of Women in Photography International 20th Anniversary Juried Exhibition

 

 

Grant/Residency


2011 Recipient of Pola art foundation, Tokyo
Recipient of Shiseido exhibition grant for Singapore Fringe festival
2010 Participant of Tokyo-Paris exchange residency at Le CENTQUATRE, Paris
2009 Recipient of Shiseido exhibition grant for Okinawa ark
Participant of MoKS artist residency, Mooste, Estonia
2008 Participant of Baer Residency, Iceland
Participant of Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris France
2007 Participant of Woodstock A-I-R, residency for artists of color working in the photographic art, Woodstock, NY
2006-2007 Recipient of Ezoe foundation for artist, Japan
Recipient of Japanese Government Study Program for artist for a year, Agency for Cultural Affair
Participant of Bundeskanzleramt Kunst, Residency in Vienna, Austria
2005 Participant of the Light Work’s Artist-in-Residency program, Syracuse, NY

Recipient of Alumni Scholarship Award (School of Visual Arts)

2001 Recipient of George Krause Scholarship (Univ. of Houston)
2000

Recipient of Philip R. Dougherty Minority journalism Scholarship
Recipient of James Pendelton Photography Project Completion

 

Solo/Selected Exhibitions


2011 Solo show “Okinawa Ark” Singapore FRINGE festival, National museum of Singapore
  Group show, Art Miyagiî The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi Japan
2010 Solo show, “Wanderlust” Dina Mitrani gallery, Miami
  Video Installation “Passage project” at Le CENTQUATRE, Paris
  Group show, Watashi/tachi Suwako Art Festival screening, Nagano, Japan
  Group show ìTokyo Storyî, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
2009 Solo show, " Okinawa Ark for the photo month" at Simon I. Patino Cultural center, La Paz Bolivia
  Solo show, "Okinawa Ark" at Broward college central fine arts gallery, Miami USA
  Group show, "Water" at Dina Mitrani gallery, Miami USA
  Solo show, "Drifted" at MA2 gallery, Tokyo Japan
  Solo show, "Okinawa Ark" at Shiseido gallery, Tokyo Japan
  Group show, "War and Art -terror and simulacurum of beauty- " at galerie Aube, Kyoto Art, Kyoto Japan
2008 Group show "Landscape Lululu" at Shizuoka Perfecture museum of Art, Shizuoka Japan
  Solo show, "UKIYO" at Guardian Garden, Tokyo Japan
2006 2006Group show “As if we seek the light in the dark”, Raku gallery at Kyoto Design and Art University, Kyoto, Japan
"Passionate Attitudes" Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
"Magenta's Emerging Photographers book & exhibition" @ Lennox Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada.
"The living is easy, International contemporary photography" at Flower East gallery, London, UK
School of Visual Arts year book exhibition, SVA gallery, NY
Photo Plus Expo, PDN Exhibition, Javits Center New York, USA
Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
Group show “Artist in Residence 2006” Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna, Austria
“Fusentowata and Kanako Sasaki” solo and performance at Coca Cola gallery, Vienna, Austria
art_point collaboration and exhibition, Vienna, Austria
Group show, "Joint Venture", Richard Nelson Gallery, LA
2005 Solo show, "View from Here," Main Gallery, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Solo show, “Wanderlust,” Art Cocoon gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN
Group show, "Femininity." Local Project, NY USA
2004 Hitotsubo-ten, 3.3mX3.3m Exhibition, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
MFA Thesis Show “The Look of Things” at Visual Arts Gallery. Chelsea, NY.
Group Exhibition ”Blameless” at Visual Art Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2001

WIPI Juried Exhibition “Images of Women-Images of Tea,” Los Angeles, CA.

 

Publications

2006 Esora, Cover picture, Kodansha publication 2006 PDN Magazine, march issue
“PDN’s 30 emergency photographers to watch 2006.
Ryuko Tsushin Magazine, Infas publicaton
2005 2005Contact Sheet Magazine, #133, Kanako Sasaki, Exhibition Catalogue, August, 2005, USA
Kyodo Tsushin, "Omusubi Gallery", July, 2005
Seikatsu Design Yofin Magazine, "wanderlustful", July 2005, Tokyo, Japan
CMYK MagazineMarch/April, Photography selected.
2004

Photo PHat Magasine, “New Style” Photographer,
Jan/Feb, Pier Publications, Tokyo,
Print Magazine, Regional Annual Award 2004, Award winning book, NY
School of Visual Arts,
Yearbooks 2002-2005, New York, NY

 

Teaching

2004-2007 NYSSA, NYState Media Summer camp, Teaching Photography class

Recent Exhibits

Kanako Sasaki participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
 
Apr, 2013 ILLUMINATIONS (HOW NOT TO FORGET)
DINA MITRANI GALLERY
 
Apr, 2012 20 X 29
Bruce Silverstein - 20th Street
 
May, 2011 Open Studios
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
 
Nov, 2010 Exposures II
DINA MITRANI GALLERY
 
Sep, 2010 Wanderlust
DINA MITRANI GALLERY
 
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