Thomas Vauthier was born in 1993 in Paris. After studying architecture, he joined the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in the Photo / Video department (2013-2018). He is interested in the limits that circumscribe the notion of art-privileging the potentials of artistic practice rather than the production of artwork – which he explores through the concept of de-work. His practice unfolds around three axes: collective and performative events, urban photographic surveys, digital paintings.Since 2018, he has been developing, within the EUR ArTeC and as part of his Ph.D. at the University of Aix-Marseille, a new research axis around Japanese socially engaged artistic practices (art projects, アートプロジェクト). Thomas Vauthier is currently carry out a study stay in Japan, at the Tokyo University of the Arts, with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT research grant).