Jorge Lopes Ramos
Jorge’s work is based on the belief that extraordinary art and activism are not mutually exclusive and can be powerful allies for cultural and social change – where games and theatre are intrinsically connected. Over the past 20 years, his work as an artist-researcher has taken the form of multi award-winning performances, digital work, public installations and exhibitions in venues, conferences and festivals including London2012, Southbank Centre (Hayward Gallery), FACT Liverpool, LIFT Festival, The Lowry, amongst others. For the last decade, Jorge has led on research projects and artworks that have addressed the scalability of intimate performance whilst retaining the quality, depth and care of the live experience. More recently, his work has focused on mediating the space between strangers, often in public spaces. As co-author of The Post-Immersive Manifesto (2020), he believes we are responsible – as makers – to challenge privilege, articulating who our work is by, with and for.
Jorge Lopes Ramos is an artist participating in LIFT’s Concept Touring commissioning programme.