Jorge Manes Rubio

Jorge Manes Rubio

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  Artist: Jorge Manes Rubio
 Live in: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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Jorge Mañes Rubio is an award winning Spanish artist based in Amsterdam. He graduated in Design Products from the Royal College of Art London in 2010, where he confirmed his indefatigable desire to travel beyond the usual scopes of design. In 2014 he obtained the prestigious TED fellowship. Rubio has been a guest lecturer at several international conferences such as TED2014 Vancouver, TEDxMadrid, FRAME Amsterdam and DDW Eindhoven. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art centres in Spain, Italy, France, UK, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Japan, India, China and South Korea. “My work explores the unseen. Forgotten places and stories inspire me to create artworks that reimagine and revive these sites as attention-worthy destinations, shining light on social, political or environmental issues from an alternative perspective. I want to challenge the notion of authenticity in our global society, questioning our perception of heritage, culture and consumption.” “My practice revolves around research-driven methodologies and specific political-social interventions, creating fictional narratives, visual explorations and immersive installations, engaging with local resources and using different medias to achieve the greatest social impact with my work.” “I’m interested in distorting our notion of reality, mixing historical facts and data together with made up evidence and artefacts. I strongly believe that by reimagining the unseen or forgotten around us, we can build alternative worlds, and in this utopian process we will manage to see beyond our own limitations and articulate new social scenarios. When people stop discerning the boundaries between what’s real and what’s not, that’s when the real journey begins.” “This mission has taken me to illegally manufacturing souvenirs on top of the Eiffel tower, or cycling along the Camino de Santiago with a bike and a portable rotational moulding machine, translating experiences into objects. In 2013 I travelled along the Yangtze River documenting the huge environmental and humanitarian impact created by the Three Gorges Dam Project. I conceived a series of symbols that documented and recognised entire cities that have no name or don’t appear on maps anymore. In 2014 in Amsterdam I created a new national identity: the Republic of Columbusplein. A micro-nation that offered creative solutions to promote intercultural integration and improve the quality of life of the residents of one of the city's most vulnerable neighbourhoods. More recently, I spent several months in Japan creating a fictional Space Program that dealt with lunar meteorites, interplanetary utopias, galactic cosmic rays and the colonisation of celestial bodies.”