Jason Bruges

 

Jason Bruges is a genre-bending artist and designer, based in London.  He is internationally renowned as a pioneer of the hybrid space between art, architecture, and technology. His artworks are site-specific, ‘sculptural barometers’ that tap into the emotional tapestry of a community or place by translating live feedback into living, breathing, spatial interventions. 

A master of light and kinetic art, Jason combines his architectural knowledge with a high-tech, mixed-media palette to explore spectacle, time-based interventions, and dynamic immersive experiences.  His artworks are moments of theatre that transform in response to their surroundings and connect people with their environments.

Jason studied architecture at the Bartlett (UCL, London), then worked at Foster + Partners and Imagination. In 2002, he set up Jason Bruges Studio where he works with a talented team to deliver integrated public art projects world-wide.

Jason is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is regularly invited to join judging panels. In 2018, he was the winner of the Media Architecture Awards for his ground-breaking urban-scale robotic intervention, Where Do We Go From Here?, for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. More recently he was nominated for, and won, a DrivenxDesign Award for Variegation Index; an artwork that responds to photosynthesis activity. Last year, Jason was on the judging panel for the Architecture Prize Berlin.

Jason is a passionate educator regularly teaching, mentoring the lecturing at leading universities around the globe. He was a visiting mentor on the Bartlett Unit 14 Interactive Architecture course until 2018 and has lectured at Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art, Imperial College London and Westminster University and has recently been appointed visiting professor at Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts.

He has given Keynote speeches at SEGD XLAB (New York), Saan Conference (Bangkok), Atmosphere 10 (Winnipeg) and Sibui International Festival of Theatre. In recognition of his outstanding achievements to social progress and creative development, Jason was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2014.