Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sachigusa Yasuda was born in Tokyo in 1968. She received her BFA and MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo in 1995. She lives and works in New York. She pursue to create an alternative landscape construct. She compile images with narratives of social, political demography, historical and personal memories which include daily activities by means of collage. She reconstruct landscapes using architectural elements, thus emphasizing the human experience in my artwork.
Since 2013 she has been participating in the “Hama-dori, Naka-dori & Aizu Tri-Regional Culture Collaboration Project,” by Fukushima Museum, and has been developing a series of works in progress based on interviews with local people and site documentation in costal areas that were washed out and devastated by the tsunami and the nuclear disaster. She started to produce a series of work based on ‘the relationship between people and land’.
She has exhibited in the US, Japan, and abroad comprising of shows at IT Park, Taiwan (2000), the California Museum of Photography (2005), Exit Art (2005), International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY (2005), Seoul Art Center (2008), Art Chicago (2008), The National Art Center, Tokyo (2009), Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Japan (2015,2011,2009), Base Gallery, Japan (2016, 2012, 2008), 21_21 Design Sight, Japan (2018) and many others. Yasuda also participated in traveling exhibitions of The “Hama-dori, Naka-dori & Aizu Tri-Regional Culture Collaboration Project,” in Japan: Fukushima Museum, Nagaoka Institute of Design, Tsunagi Museum in Kumamoto, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Shimogomo Shrine in Kyoto, etc.
Her works have been reviewed in Art in America, Camera Austria, Kult Magazine Italy, Art in Asia, DAMN° Magazine, The Japan Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian , The Huffington Post,The Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Newspapers and many others.