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Atsuhiro Ito
Artist / Optron player
Born in 1965. Lives and works in Tokyo.

He launched his career as a visual artist in the late ’80s, and in 1998 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions all over the world. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original musical device called the optron. He continues to refine the instrument while approaching sound and music from a contemporary-art-based perspective. In addition to his solo exhibition and performance projects, Ito is active in a number of musical units, from rock to jazz band, sound performers and dancers.

■SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2012
-"V.R. Specter", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo
2010
-"Paint & Collage Works 2010", NADiff a/p/a/r/t、Tokyo
2009
-"V.R. ", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Hara Museum, Tokyo
2008
-"Ito Atsuhiro Solo Exhibition + Live Performance/Sound & Object", ALIVE Art Matsuri!! Vol.3, Bank ART・NYK hall, Yokohama
2006
-"Umber", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo
-"R.G.B-.Kyoto’06", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Shin-bi, Kyoto
2005
-"Na・Ri・Ka・Na・De・Mi・Ru・Ya・Mi・Yo・Mi ", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Arts Aporia (Chikkou Akarennga souko), Osaka
-"OTO (part1) ", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Konstakuten, Stockholm/Sweden
2002
-"AUDIBLE VISION 1913 / 2002", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo

■SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2011
-"Pacific", Scion Installation LA/U.S.
-"MLB", ISSUE Project Room, NY/U.S.
2009
-"ENSEMBLES 09 / Rest-ful Musical Devices", Rensei Junior high School, Tokyo
2006
-"Device for Variation of Narrative", Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
2004
-"Roppongi Crossing / New Visions Contemporary Japanese Art 2004", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
-"Digital sublime / Masters of Universe", Group Exhibition & Live performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei/Taiwan
2002
-"Media City Seoul 2002 / The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul/Korea
2001
-"OP-TRANCE!", Group Exhibition & Live performance, KPO Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka

■SELECTED LIVE PERFORMANCE

2012
-"Dance Truck Project", Minatomirai Special Stage,Yokohama/Japan
-"Onsite", Taipei Artist Village, Taipei/Taiwan
-"Light Move Festival 2012", Lodz, Poland
-"Sonar", SonarHall, w/Carsten Nicolai, Barcelona/Spain
2011
-"NJP SUMMER FESTIVAL 21ROOMS", Nam June Paik Art Center, Soul/South Korea
-"MLB", Issue Project Room, NY/U.S.
-“Artaud 24” by Edo-Ito-Ayatsuri-Ningyouza, Akasaka Red Theater, Tokyo/Japan
-"Kangding Ray", Super Deluxe, Tokyo/Japan
2010
-"Singapore Arts Festival 2010
-Atsuhiro Ito ft. Zai Kuning & The Analog Girl" Supperclub, Singapore
-[SOLO] "Europe Tour" La Casa Encendida/Play. Cine en Directo, Madrid/Spain
CAVE 12, Geneva, Switzerland
Star & Shadow(As part of AV10 festival) , Newcastle/UK
Vivid, Birmingham/UK
Man On The Moon, Cambridge/UK
Cafe Oto, London/UK
2009
-[SOLO] "Australia Tour", Brisbane/Australia
-[OFFSEASON] "Lousanne Under ground Filmes & music Festival", Lausanna/Switzerland
-[collaboration work] (Fashion) "UNDERCOVER Doll Making", w/ Jun Takahashi & Kan Takagi, Italy
-[Dance + Sound + Visual performance] “Tiger Tiger”, w/ ROKAPENIS , Kenjiru Bien , Garupepusi, Super Delluxe, Tokyo
-[Dance Performance] "Ai and Makoto" (by Kakuya Ohashi), Tiara Koutou, Tokyo
2008
-[SOLO] "RADAR Festival ’08", Mexico City/Mexico
-"Media City Seoul 2008", Opening Performance, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul/Korea
-[Optrum] "Harajyuku Performance Plus vol.1", Laforet Museum Harajyuku, Tokyo
-[collaboration work] “Empire, air real ” (Dance Performance), w/ Kakuya Ohashi & Dancers, HIKO @ New National Theater, Tokyo
2007
-[SOLO] "U.S.A and CANADA Tour" Time-Based Art Festival, Portland/U.S
New Music in Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Some Cats from Japan, New York/U.S
-"HADAKA-K", Singapore
-"Australia Tour", Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne/Australia
-"Short Europe Tour", Zurich/Switzerland, Amsterdam/Netherland
-[Session] "Spontaneous Core" (Dance Performance), Venezia Biennale, Venetia/Italy
2006
-[SOLO] "Canada Tour ’06", Montreal, Tronto/Canada
-[Optrum] "Europe Tour ’06", France, Uk , Portugal, Poland, Spain
-"SONAR TOKYO", Ebisu Garden place, Tokyo
- [Duo] (with Kazuo Imai) "Kill Your Timid Notion Festival", Scotland
2005
-[SOLO] "Short Europe Tour", Stockholm/Koln/Amsterdam
- [Optrum] "Tokyo International Performance Market’05", Marunouchi-buildings Hall, Tokyo
2004
[SOLO] "Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei", Under World, Taipei/Taiwan
2002
-"INTONARUMORI Orchestra", Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo

■CD, DVD, etc

[Solo]
-"Black Pharmacy -12 inch record-", 2011
-"Midnight Pharmacist"[CD-R], 2011
-"R.G.B./ Pre OPTRON" [CD], Omega Point, ED300, 2010
-"Atsuhiro Ito / Optvision" DVD. Gotobai, GTBI-D-01, 2009
-"OPTRON" CD-R. 2006
-"Acousmatic." CD-R. euphoria phone-001, 2001
-"R.G.B./." CD-R. Omega Point, 1999
[Optrum]
-"Recorded.", Unknownmix/Headz, UNKNOWNMIX 1/HEADZ 75, 2006.
-"Optrum.", Live! CD-R. 2004.
[Kazuo Imai Trio]
-"Blood.", CD + DVD set. doubtmusic, dmf-124/5, 2008.
[Session, Collaborate]
-Otomo Yoshihide. Core Anode. Meenna, meenna-332, 2008.
-Makino, Takuma. In the Suburbs. Grid605, grid-001, 2008.
-"Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra. Live Vol. 2:" Parallel Circuit 2-CD set.
doubtmusic, dmf-117/118, 2007.
-"Le Son Sauvage: Tokyo Next Texture Body Electric", EWBE 0014, 2005.
-"Intonarumori Orchestra.", OFF SITE-004, 2004.
[Compilations]
-"Far for FUR", UNKNOWNMIX 6/HEADZ 107, 2007.
-"Face", Live at Off Site 2F Cafe. Commune-Disc, COM 40, 2004.
-"1 Minute", UMU, UMCD-005, 2003.
-"Deluxe Improvisation Festival 2001: Day Two", CD-R. ASE-05, 2002.
-"Improvised Music from Japan", 10-CD set.
-"Improvised Music from Japan", IMJ-10CD, 2001.

http://www.gotobai.net/

http://www.japanimprov.com/aito