Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator currently based in Philadelphia area via London, UK.
Her work explores the fields of visual music, live video performance, and immersive media.
Engaging with local communities and addressing social justice is a vital part of her creative process. She continues to lead community outreach projects that are socially-driven around themes of: racial and gender equality and criminal justice.
Erika’s methodology arises from the spirit and ideologies of squat communities and free parties in the 1990’s UK and 1980’s Hip Hop culture.
Erika is part of a vibrant international community of audio-visual artists.
Current collaborations include Alka's Colour of Terrible Crystal album released on VeryRecords in 2017 with live dates at PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia.
Through her vocal and visual work on Puzzlebox Records in Detroit, MI, she has worked with Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton of Aux 88, and other prominent artists from the Detroit electronic music scene.
The Black Tokyo Project opened for Jeff Mills at Fabric Nightclub in London and Octave One on the Tresor stage in Madrid, Spain.
While in London, she worked for a holographic projection company, project-managing for corporate and entertainment industry clients including: BBC, Samsung, Sony, Saatchi & Saatchi, and the Black Eyed Peas.
She has 10 years of experience in creative direction and arts management.
Erika's work is supported by the Center For Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, where she was a NewCourtland Fellow in 2017.
She currently produces shows for the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, where she also teaches video and new media.
Erika speaks Japanese, English, French, and Electro.
(She would love to learn Chinese and Arabic.)
MA Photography - Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, UK
BA Social Anthropology - School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London, UK