• Gaïa Alari
cinema Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Gaïa Alari/

Writor & Director

Gaïa Alari, born 6 October 1988, is a visual artist, film-maker and animator based in Milan, Italy.

During her university studies in medicine and surgery (2009 - 2016), she studied and developed her artistic skills as a self-taught artist and illustrator. She has therefore pursued a career as a visual artist specialising in drawing on traditional media since 2016, collaborating with art galleries in Europe: Galleri Benoni (Denmark), Galerie Anouk Le Bourdiec and Galerie Incognito (France).

Since 2020, she has focused exclusively on directing and animating experimental video-art animation projects and commissioned animation - in particular music videos, specialising in traditional frame-by-frame hand animation.

She regularly collaborates with international music labels: Atlantic Records (Warner USA), Nonesuch Records (Warner USA), SaddleCreek (US), Full Time Hobby (UK), Sacred Bones (US), JagJaguwar (US). Her animated clips have been screened at film festivals around the world.

Among her commercial work, she directed and animated a video in partnership with YOOX - NET - A - PORTER to mark the retirement of YOOX founder Federico Marchetti, and directed the latest 'Never Beaten' campaign for Beats by Dre. In 2021, she was interviewed by the Drawing Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon alongside Koji Yamamura and Priit Parn.


Residency project:

Working on a short animated film entitled WHAT COMES AT NIGHT.


A woman in her thirties struggles in vain against insomnia. As the night progresses, bringing with it its share of anxiety and helplessness, she loses all sense of time and space.That's when a buried memory resurfaces.