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.


-"V.R. Specter", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo
-"Paint & Collage Works 2010", NADiff a/p/a/r/t、Tokyo
-"V.R. ", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Hara Museum, Tokyo
-"Ito Atsuhiro Solo Exhibition + Live Performance/Sound & Object", ALIVE Art Matsuri!! Vol.3, Bank ART・NYK hall, Yokohama
-"Umber", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo
-"R.G.B-.Kyoto’06", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Shin-bi, Kyoto
-"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
-"AUDIBLE VISION 1913 / 2002", Solo Exhibition & Live performance, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo


-"Pacific", Scion Installation LA/U.S.
-"MLB", ISSUE Project Room, NY/U.S.
-"ENSEMBLES 09 / Rest-ful Musical Devices", Rensei Junior high School, Tokyo
-"Device for Variation of Narrative", Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
-"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
-"Media City Seoul 2002 / The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul/Korea
-"OP-TRANCE!", Group Exhibition & Live performance, KPO Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka


-"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
-"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
-"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
-[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
-[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
-[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
-[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
-[SOLO] "Short Europe Tour", Stockholm/Koln/Amsterdam
- [Optrum] "Tokyo International Performance Market’05", Marunouchi-buildings Hall, Tokyo
[SOLO] "Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei", Under World, Taipei/Taiwan
-"INTONARUMORI Orchestra", Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo

■CD, DVD, etc

-"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
-"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.
-"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.