Jon Irigoyen Ramos
Research units & titles
- Department of Art - Doctoral studies
Artistic and research interests
Jon Irigoyen is a visual artist, independent curator and storyteller born in Bilbao, Spain, and currently based in Helsinki. He was a founding member of the experimental contemporary dance collective Liikë in Barcelona. He has been a board member and organizer of Helsinki’s Pixelache Festival Since 2009.
His research interests and projects span the intersecting relationships between artist and spectator; precarious labour, celebration and ritual; as well as concepts of autonomy, resistance and memory.
Irigoyen has devised and implemented projects, exhibitions and workshops in Finland, Spain, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Colombia, Russia, Berlin, Poland, Georgia, Peru, USA and elsewhere. His art projects have been presented at the Mäntän Kuvataideviikot Art festival, at 2nd Tbilisi Triennial or MANIFESTA10 (Parallel program) Biennial of Contemporary Art.
In 2015 he got finalist at VISIBLE AWARD, the first international production award devoted to art work in the social sphere that aims to produce and sustain socially engaged artistic practices in a global context, with the project Nasreddin on Mobile Discotheque
He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Art in Aalto University under the supervision of Finnish philosopher Juha Varto. The advisors of his research are Tero Nauha and Franco Berardi (Bifo).