Nahum Mantra

artist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, performer and artistic director




Nahum is an artist and musician. He lives between London and Mexico City and works in the intersection of the arts and science. Nahum studied at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Technological Institute (Tec) of Monterrey and obtained an MA at Goldsmiths University of London, where he graduated with a distinction, supported by the British Council and the BBVA Bancomer bank. His work revolves around topics in science and the intimacy of nature, whilst addressing their relationship to the fantastical and magical realms. He is a founding member of musical ensembles such as the “Goldsmiths Electronic Orchestra” and “Orchestra Elastique”. Since 2007, he has performed and exhibited his artistic work in UK venues including the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre and The Place in London, The Basement in Brighton, and Laboratorio Arte Alameda and the Fonoteca Nacional in Mexico City.
From 2008 to present, he has been an associate artist at The Arts Catalyst, a well-renowned arts and science agency in London. Here, he organises KOSMICA, an international series of galactic gatherings about outer space, arts and culture. Furthermore, he is the coordinator of the Technical Committee for the Cultural Utilisations of Space inside the International Astronautical Federation in Paris. Within the committee, he plans cultural space policies for space agendas at an international level. Morevoer, Nahum has been appointed as one of the curators of the digital arts biennial TransitioMx to be hold in Mexico City in September 2015. In 2014 Nahum was recognised as one of the Young Space Leaders by the International Astronautical Federation for his contributions to outer space activities. Currently he is the director of the first space mission of zero gravity by Mexican artists in collaboration with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia.

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