BIO.

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NAOWAO is a Japanese/Taiwanese multidisciplinary digital artist and director, working with various media such as 3D animation, mixed reality, installation, and film. Her works develop narratives of an altered world, often involving digital creatures from the concerns of our time. Mask is one of her ongoing leading research, as well as Mythology and nature are her main inspirations, exploring human imagination and our world perception. She explores the hybrid worlds of the physical and the virtual, blurring boundaries of reality and fantasy. Originally with a filmmaking and spatial design background, her works explore emotion in the digital storytelling format. She is currently based in Berlin.

She has exhibited her works and performed in Russia, Venice, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Valencia, and Toyko. She is also an award-winning director at Vegas Movie Awards, New York Movie Awards, Tokyo International Short Film Fest, Montreal Independent Film Fest, and International Music Video Underground.

Worked with clients such as Onitsuka Tiger, YAMAHA, and Canon.

AWARDS

Best Music Video LA Independent Women Film Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Music Video New York Movie Awards
 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Music Video LA Sun Film Fest 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Music Video Awards Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Visual Effects Awards of Excellence Vegas Movie Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Music Video Awards of Prestige Vegas Movie Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
Best Music Video Award Montreal Independent Film Festival (MIFF) 2021 / Director, VFX
● Best FX Award International Music Video Underground 2021 / Director, VFX
● Finalist New York International Film Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
● Semi-Finalist Los Angeles Film Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection Berlin Movie Awards, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Nomination Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection LA Independent Women Film Awards, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection New York Independent Cinema Awards, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection Montreal Independent Film Festival, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection Venice Shorts Film Festival, Best Music Video 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection International Music Video Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
● Official Selection Munich Music Video Awards 2021 / Director, VFX
● Winner Best Doc Short Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival 2019 / Cinematographer
● Official Selection New Filmmakers New York 2019 / Cinematographer

 
 
 

PUBLICATIONS

● Interview with iD x CULT 2022

● ANIMIND project featured on Notch VFX 2022

● ANIMIND project featured on FESCH TV 2021

● Interview with WEVUX 2021
● Interview at Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine ISSUE06 2020
● Interview with Luca Curci during FRAGMENTED IDENDITIES at BORDERS Art Fair 2020,

     at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello 2020
● ART CONNECT magazine - Digital Media: Tenderness and Aggression ART CONNECT 2020
● Short film for Cinematographer at Tattoodoo 2019
● Interview at The Harvesiting  2018
● Concept Images for The Love Collective  VICE i-D Nederland 2017

 
 
 

EXHIBITIONS + LIVE PERFORMANCES

●   HEAT EXCHANGE at 1st Annual METAVERSE exhibition gEnki, Spazio Thetis, Venice 2022 October

●   YOU'VE CHANGED with Jennifer Lipkin & Svetlana Bogatcheva + Jan Lehmus at Vasa Konsthall, Vaasa, Finland 2022 Summer

●   INTERVALS FESTIVAL, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 2022 Summer

●   Yokai No Me Karuta Cards at group exhibition with NFT CLUB BERLIN at POP KUDAMM, Berlin 2022

●   GAIA 0 at EARTH METAXIS with FAAF at Planetarium No1, St. Petersburg, Russia 2022

●   ANIMIND at METAXIS with FAAF at Planetarium No1, St. Petersburg, Russia 2021

●   METAXIS with BRANKS STUDIO at Lumier-Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia 2020
●   Untold Story with Loskolos (Mert Gencer) at THE ROOM CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, Venice, Italy 2020
●   FLOOD TIDE with VTK at Lounge Neo, Tokyo 2019
●   kagamii live performance [ pass°age ] at Moon Romantic, Tokyo December 2018
●   BAYCREWS 40th anniversary party with Dessert Company, Tokyo November 2018
●   WOMB Shibuya, Tokyo October 2018
●   TELLUS event at POLYGON Aoyama, Tokyo September 2018
●   DIOR ROUGE launch party with Dessert Company, Tokyo September 2018
●   Waste the Night, group exhibition by Chalida Asawa, Bangkok April 2018
●   FunHouse Xmas Special with Giuliana Dieni at Westerunie, Amsterdam December 2017
●   Blijdorp Winter Festival with Reach Visuals at UNESCO site Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam December 2017
●   SHIPIBO Performance with True Identity at Burningman Netherlands Dutch Decompression, Amsterdam November 2017
●   SHIPIBO Performance with True Identity at Intramurs Festival, Valencia, Spain October 2017
●   SHIPIBO Performance with True Identity at The Shamanic Festival , Rotterdam October 2017
●   Belgium International Fashion Film Festival with Maaike Van Den Abbeele, Brussels, Belgium September 2017
●   Malaysia World Fashion Week with Maaike Van Den Abbeele, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia September 2017
●   BYOB at Utrecht School of Arts, Rotterdam September 2017
●   MONO, Rotterdam 2017
●   MIARD 2017 Graduation Show at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Sakasa - Kurage" The Love Hotel Collective at Room4, Amsterdam 2017
●  "Rhizomatic Dream" Club.Culture at Fruitvis, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Yuyake Setlist" PlusPlusRadio at V2, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Rhizomatic Dream" Club.Culture at Fruitvis, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Journey Log" in collaboration with Stone Shi Ying at The Performance Bar, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Vitality Wave (H2O)" in collaboration with Pleun at The Performance Bar, Rotterdam 2017
●  "Fluidity/Rigidity" BYOBeamer at BAR, Rotterdam 2017
●  Short film "Reborn of the Shadow" screening at MINT collective exhibition, Rotterdam 2016
●  Short film "micros" screening at MINT collective exhibition, Rotterdam 2016
●  MIARD "BAC UP" group exhibition at Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week 2016