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Sachigusa Yasuda, a New York-based interdisciplinary artist, was born and raised in Japan. She develops projects in New York and Japan to critically examine sociopolitical structures, historical narratives, and the psychological landscapes of marginalized communities. She aims to expand the social and public values and potential of art.


She started "Upcycle Uplift" to explore the issue of recycling with a narrative of NYC's houseless for an alternative economy in 2021. From 2013 to 2018, She conducted a collaborative project "Memories of Lives" between the Fukushima Museum, Minamisoma City Museum, and local residents. This work is about the relationship between the land and the memory of people who were forcibly relocated due to the radioactive contamination of the earthquake and tsunami.


She has been exhibiting globally at the California Museum of Photography, Kingsborough Art Museum, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Art Chicago, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Exit Art, 21_21 Design Sight (Japan), Sezon Museum of Modern Art (Japan), The National Art Center (Japan), Fukushima Museum (Japan) and etc. She was a recipient of grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mellon/ACLS (partial support for Upcycle Uplift ), The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Nomura Foundation, The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, IRCA International Research Center for The Arts, the Japanese Government Oversea Program for Contemporary Artists. Her work has been included in publications such as Hyperallergic, Frieze,  Art in America, Camera Austria, Kult Magazine Italy, Art in Asia, DAMN Magazine, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times,  The Japan Times, The Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Newspapers and many others.


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