Nahum Mantra

Nahum is an artist and musician. His work focuses on creating alternative and unconventional perspectives of human experience by using outer space technology, illusionism and other strategies. He has directed a microgravity mission for artistic purposes entitled Matters of Gravity at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia. Since 2015 he chairs the International Astronautical Federation Committee for the Cultural Utilisations of Space. Nahum is the founding director of KOSMICA, a global institute that focuses on the cultural, critical and artistic aspects of outer space activities and their impact on Earth. KOSMICA has ongoing activities in Mexico City, London, Paris and Berlin. It has produced over 20 festivals with 180 space professionals and cultural practitioners worldwide. Nahum is a fellow of the National System of Art Creators, National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico. In 2014 he won the Young Space Leader award for his cultural contributions to outer space activities. Since 2015 he is a visiting lecturer at the International Space University (ISU) and is an associate artist at the Arts Catalyst, London.