Luan Banzai is a Brazilian visual artist & filmmaker who combines drawing, painting, film and animation to create vibrant, bold and dynamic visuals, based on a lively mix of cultural trends, primitive feelings and elegant aesthetics.

✈ Currently based in Geneva, Switzerland

Member of the duo HANAZU, with Noémie Creux.
Co-Creator and associate of Banzai Studio, along with Thales BanzaiFernando Nogari and Rimon Guimarães, since 2006.
Clients for commissioned work include:
Google, MTV, Converse, Heineken, Unilever, Macy's, P&G, ÖUS, Psyop, Chimaski Studio, Whole Love Kyoto, FILMAR, VisionaireWorld, Wieden+Kennedy, among others.

ART PROJECTS is a section focussed on personal projects. It is a place where creation runs free as an exercise of pushing the boundaries of the mind to absolute freedom of expression.
COMMISSIONS is a selection of commercial projects and client based projects. Here is where the visual skills are put in service of a precise idea, concept or product. The main focus is communicating through powerful visual story telling.
VIBRANT GALLERY is a part of my everyday production. It is an overview of what my visual world looks like. Perhaps not as consistent as a project alone, yet not less important, they represent at the same time process and result, inspiration and expiration, work and idleness.
Luan Banzai
Brazil, 1988

Spoken Languages:
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian & basic Japanese 

2017 | BA Fine Arts: Art & Spaces @ HEAD, Geneva University of Arts & Design | Geneva, Switzerland
2016 | Fine Arts: Spatial Design (Exchange Program) @ KUAD, Kyoto University of Arts & Design | Kyoto, Japan
2012 | Film Direction @ BAP, Bande à Part École de Cinéma | Barcelona, Spain

Selected Exhibitions:
2020 - Étoile Expansive @ OMUR Art Space | Geneva, Switzerland
2019 - La Exhibit @ La Negra Factory | Barcelona, Spain
2019 - Mentre Existeix @ Do The Print | Barcelona, Spain
2018 - A Crepe in the Fog @ Kiri Art Cultivation Center | Kameoka, Japan
2017 - Le Grand Tour @ Hispano-Suiza | Geneva, Switzerland
2016 - Les Cabines @ Bains de Pâquis | Geneva, Switzerland
2016 - Arguments @ Espace TOPIC | Geneva, Switzerland
2016 - La Navette @ Milkshake Gallery | Geneva, Switzerland
2015 - M.U.E.S.U.M. @ Ariana Museum of Ceramics - Geneva, Switzerland
2014 - MOVE! Plasticity @ São Paulo's Biennal Of Architecture - São Paulo, Brazil

Selected Art Fairs & Events:
2019 - La Radio Cosmique @ BIG Independent Art Biennale | Geneva, Switzerland
2019 - Não sei por onde começar @ Centro Cultural SP | São Paulo, Brazil
2018 - Kameoka Art Summit @ Michi-no-Eki Galleria | Kameoka, Japan
2018 - PLANA Festival @ Cinemateca Brasileira | São Paulo, Brazil
2017 - Nuit des Images @ Elysée Museum - Lausanne, Switzerland
2017 - La Radio Cosmique @ BIG Independent Art Biennale | Geneva, Switzerland
2017 - PLANA Festival @ MIS Museu da Imagem e do Som | São Paulo, Brazil

Selected Talks & Conferences:
2017 - The SpaceShip Theory @ NEXCoworking | Curitiba, Brazil
2016 - The SpaceShip Theory @ Les Grands Voisins | Paris, France
2016 - The SpaceShip Theory @ PechaKuchaNight Kyoto | Kyoto, Japan
2016 - ART is LIFE @ Kyoto Seika University | Kyoto, Japan
2016 - ART is LIFE @ Kyoto University of Arts and Design (KUAD) | Kyoto, Japan
2015 - What is my pussy telling me? @ Geneva University of Arts and Design (HEAD) | Geneva, Switzerland
Clients for commissioned work include:
MTV, Converse, Heineken, Unilever, Macy's, P&G, ÖUS, Psyop Animation, Chimaski Studio, Whole Love Kyoto, ApexBrasil, VisionaireWorld, Wieden+Kennedy, among others.