Asuka Goto’s work explores the relationship between the human body and constructed space. Through participatory installations that often involve movable architectural elements, she invites viewers to reshape the space that surrounds them.
Goto received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a B.A. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Brandeis University. In 2009/2010 she was a participant in LMCC’s Workspace program. Goto has also attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center, HomeBase Berlin, and Sculpture Space. She is the recipient of several awards including a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Creative Artist Fellowship. Space as inventory, space as invention, her new installation of rotating walls, is currently on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT.
Goto grew up in Boston, MA and Yokosuka, Japan and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.
During her Swing Space residency, Goto will continue to focus on ideas of space and movement, while exploring ways of adapting her studio practice to work with the unique studio environment of Governors Island.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist