There is a nebulous factor that successful artists and Jorge Mañes Rubio have. This factor is a relentless, yet stylish, drive to accomplish something significant, to make a difference, to fulfill a vision—in a big way. It’s inexorable. Jorge recontextualizes the common and overlooked in our society and reveals it to us in a way that makes us know more about what we thought we already understood. And he does it with a warmth or humor that includes us—not excludes or demeans. There’s a compassionate, shared, embracing energy to his art. It draws us in, makes us more aware and more human.
Jorge Mañes Rubio 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 2015 he was awarded the S&R Foundation Washington Award and in 2018 he became a TED Senior Fellow. Mañes Rubio’s work is regularly exhibited in galleries, museums and art centres worldwide such as National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, National Museum of Ethnology NL, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Royal Academy of Arts London, La Triennale di Milano, Design Museum London, Royal Museums Greenwich, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Manchester, Rijksmuseum Boerhave, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts Lausanne, The New York Times Art for Tomorrow Doha and Power Station of Art Shanghai.