Mau Ceppi

New York

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“The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.”

Ascension through Sensory Stimulation

A visual artist for the last 20 years, he has been an essential part of the Electronic Music Scene since the early 90’s. As CEO of Funktaxi 1533, one of the most known visual collectives from NYC, he has designed various clubs around the world and participated in some of the biggest events in the US. His work has been exhibited in various Galleries, Museums, Clubs, and Festivals around the world. Has exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas Venezuela 2 times. Has Exhibited in the Christian Dior Biennale. His work has been part of shows in galleries like: Here Gallery (NYC), Anthology Film Archives Gallery and theatre (NYC), Artist Space (NYC), CBGB’ Gallery (NYC), Purple Gallery (LA), Salon Mendoza (CCS, Venezuela) and Exit Art Gallery (NYC) among others. Also was part of the World Fair in Portugal 1998 for Amazonian Project Fashion show. His Permanent installs consist of:

Limelight – Nightclub-, (main exhibit with H.R. Giger in the Lobby)
Tunnel - Nightclub
POD – Hotel Lobby
Hostel International – Hotel Lobby, Library, and Main Hall
HK – Lounge, restaurant
Opaline – Lounge, Club
Arca – Bar
SushiSamba (Sugarcane) – Bar, Restaurant
Santos – Club
Rancho Jubilee – Restaurant
Blvd. – Nightclub, Restaurant
Life – Nightclub
Mirage L.I.- Nightclub

Some of the Events that he has Designed Visual Installations and Vj’d at are:

Star Wars Attack of the Clones Premiere
All the Boo Raves at Randall’s Island
6th Element at Randall’s Island
Private Parties for Jay Z, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim
Gen Art events (various)
Scion release party at Manhattan Studios
United Nation’s several fundraisers
Various Events at Roseland, Manhattan Center, Hammerstein, Irving Plaza
BMG post Grammy Party for Todd Street Productions and Susan Bartsch
“Urban Box Office Productions” Event Opening at Ellis Island
Opening for the Tribeca Film Festival
Marlboro Red Private Party CCS Venezuela
Amazonia Project Runway Show Paris, France
Roots Record Release party for “Everything Falls Apart”
Tomorrowworld 2013 for Shreddy Mercury's set
Summer Sessions at Lit Ultra for ROC Philly
Bang On 3D
Guerilla projections for Aphex Twin's Syro Release
BEMF 2014 (Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival)

He has Vj’d alongside some of the biggest Dj’s and electronic bands in the world, amongst them: Carl Cox, Ritchie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia, Crystal Method, Moby, Darren Emerson, Carl Craig, Goldie, Matchbox 20, The Roots, Jay Z, Orbital, Plaid, Autechre. Felix da Housecat, Dj Tennis, Eats Everything. His life has been engulfed in a video tirade. As once introduced in an event: “Collecting from life experiences that rival philosophers and rock stars, Mau creates a visual symphony that soothes or disturbs at his pleasure.”

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  1. City Drive Live