Biography

Biography

Mote S. Aoki is a Japanese Photographer, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles and
studied Architecture and Art and design in California and Boston and Paris.

He discovered photography as his expression since his 1st published book called Nowhere in 1997.
He started take his imaginary visions into photography and video
after working as an art director and as a visual director.
He has been discovering photography from graphic approach to documentary approach through
working in fashion, landscape, documentary, film and art.

He has been attracted by dynamic visions of silence
and a subtle beauty which is sensitive and atomospheric.
Also his art photography works have been exhibited in galleries in Tokyo and Paris.

He is currently based in Paris and Tokyo.

 

 

Publication

Nowhere
Roots of Life vol1~vol6
Harmony / portraits of LA
Attachment / portraits of Musician

 

Exhibitions

1990 sculptures and drawing MIXED MEDIA / VESTIGIAL ORGANS
2004 mechanical human drawing
1998 1st photo exhibition NOWHERE / daikanyama TOKYO
2004 mix media / KTTY EX / MORI MUSIUM TOKYO
2009 Roots of Life – Blue-ANTARTICA / TOKYO
2010 Roots of Life – Earth- AFRICA / TOKYO
2011 Roots of Life Green-AMAZON PERU / TOKYO
2011 GROUP EXHIBTION AT SOME SECRET GALLERY / PARIS
2011 VISIONAIRE SIXT RELIGION curated by Riccardo Tisci
2012 Roots of Life Black-Deep Ocean, Montrey Bay, Hundras, Hawaii / TOKYO
2013 Roots of Life White-Himaraya, Colorado, New Mexico / TOKYO
2013 Hana no Yuki / exhibition of Butoh
2014 Roots of Life SUN-Solar photographs, Aurora Finland, Eclipse Fiji / harajyuku TOKYO
2014 Roots of Life / ofr Paris
2014 Tokyo Photo
2015 Sense of Veil / ofr Paris
2016 Group show `Eyes wide open` outcast / PARIS

 

Films

2009 short film `CATHARSIS` with Jena Malone / one dream rush / BEIJING,CANNES,ROTTERDAM
2011 short film “NAQUID” INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, SUNTORY MUSIUM TOKYO