Mauro Arrighi - Artist in Tokyo

Mauro Arrighi

I'm an artist in Yokohama, Japan

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I speak English, Japanese, and Italian

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About me

Since 2009, I have been living on&off in Japan, UK, Italy, Iceland and Finland, where I was pursuing my academic and artistic career as a sound designer, video maker, photographer and writer. Between 2001 and 2017, I have been lecturing Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Bologna and Verona (Italy). Since I arrived in Tokyo, I have been one of the art directors of AVGVST for a couple of years and then moved to Hong Kong, where I taught media art at the University. Now (July 2023) I am based in Yokohama focusing on music and photography.

I have been featured at: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), International Biennales of Art and Architecture (Venice, Italy), Victory Media Network (Dallas, United States), Pantaloon Art Gallery (Osaka, Japan), New Media Fest (Cologne, Germany), Pantheon Gallery (Nicosia, Cyprus), Kurye Video Org (Istanbul, Turkey), Video and New Media Art Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam, Netherlands)… and more.

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Johanna Naukkarinen

My Creations

  1. "Not Now" photo-book

    22 July 2023
    Thanks to Nives Edizioni, I have published a selection of photos which have been taken "not now"
    Then, why to publish those now
    It was 2021/22 when I felt the urge to put out this material; because it was the time when it was impossible to do street photography... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  2. Reality Bonsai

    27 August 2015

    "Reality Bonsai" is a project where
    the research, which I conduct between the UK at Solent Southampton and Japan, is expressed through a short-movie.

    One of the main ideas addressed is escapism
    Revising the theory of Anne Allison (Anne Allison, 2006 p. 84)* by which: “[...] everyday life is... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. Reality Bonsai (teaser)

    21 January 2016

    Title: Reality Bonsai
    Year of production: 2016
    Type: short movie (teaser)

    A love story in Tokyo between two individuals who will never meet.
    A Japanese man acting as a salary-man while being unemployed.
    An Office-Lady who hides a secret: the tattoo she has are actually 'bakemono' sleeping on her... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. Tokyo Multitude

    27 August 2015

    “Tokyo Multitude”
    is part of a series of images which depict current Tokyoites lifestyle
    Tokyo Multitude is a photo-­video reportage occurred between December 2011 and April 2012 done in Tokyo as a field-based research for my PhD

    It has been exhibited:
    on 2014 at “#SeeMeTakeover”, Times Square, 46th St. and... continue reading (0, 1 image)

    here it is what I've released up to now; wishfully... there is more to come

  6. The singer/songwriter Kumiko Mouri asked me to remix one of her new songs, as result: four different tracks (sang both in English and Japanese) have been published as an EP; I also did the cover-design.

  7. This is the cover design I made for the song I published in collaboration with the singer RIRE. involvement ~ apart from composing and playing the song (⌒.−)=★ ~ : concept, photo-shooting, editing, typography.