Allegra Pacheco, “Salaryman” Screening and Artist Talk

We are happy to announce the screening of the film “Salaryman” (2022) by Costa Rican artist Allegra Pacheco, who is currently visiting Japan for her solo exhibition.  A talk session with the artist will also be held at this event.  

Allegra Pacheco is a Costa Rican artist born in 1986. When Allegra was visiting Tokyo, she developed a strong interest in “salaryman (Japanised English meaning businessman)”  after she was struck by the sight of them lying on the street, drunk and asleep in their suits. She has been conducting research on salarymen for a long period of time, frequently visiting Tokyo for exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs, such as Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT/8] in Daikanyama in 2013 and PARADISE AIR in Matsudo in 2016. After interviewing more than 100 salaryman, the feature-length documentary film “Salaryman” was finally completed in 2022.

Allegra’s artist talk will be held along with the screening (approx. 80 min.). This is a very rare opportunity, so please feel free to attend.

Date: May 29th (Mon), 2023
Time: 6pm-7:30pm Screening / 7:30pm- 8:30pm Talk Session with the artist
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Taki Plaza, 3F
Admission Fee: Free
Language: Japanese / English
Guest: Allegra Pacheco
Moderator: Wataru Shoji (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Interpreter: Naoto John Tanaka (Research Assistant, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Cooperated by: Global Support Center, Tokyo University of the Arts
Organized by: Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

Photo by: Juan Tribaldos

Allegra Pacheco
She was born in Costa Rica in 1986, graduated from the School of Visual Arts (New York) in 2012 with a BFA in Photography, and completed her studies at Wimbledon College of Arts (London) in 2014. She works in a variety of mediums, including photography, painting, drawing, and installation.

In 2012, she presented “Boobs,” an installation of breast-shaped soft sculptures created in collaboration with women working under harsh conditions in La Carpio, an immigrant neighborhood in Costa Rica, and in 2013, she was invited by the Backers Foundation and the non-profit organization Arts Initiative Tokyo ( In 2013, he participated in an artist-in-residence program in Tokyo at the invitation of the Backers Foundation and Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), and held a two-person exhibition at Yamamoto Gendai, as well as “Boobs in Japan” at Gallery MoMo Projects, a reconstruction of his project in Costa Rica in Tokyo. She has since had a series of solo exhibitions at LAMB LONDON (UK, 2015) and Vienti4/siete Gallery (Costa Rica, 2018). Her work is in private collections in Japan as well as at Fundacion Massaveu (Madrid).

Information about the artist’s exhibition:
Allegra Pacheco|DEAR SALARYMAN
Date: May 20 (Sat) – June 17 (Sat), 2023
Time: 11:00 – 19:00 *Closed on Sunday, Monday, National holiday
Venue: GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku
Address: 1-7-15 Kamezawa Sumida-ku Tokyo 130-0014 Japan
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