Jimmy (Jonathan) Grima. (b.1983) I am a Maltese Artist and the artistic director of the rubberbodies collective (2009-).
lines_______spaces & the being
My work is about lines_____spaces and the being.
Analysis and improvement are key motivators that describe my practise as an artist, a practise of exploring through the arts what drives and intrigues curiosity in the human mind.Provocation in all avenues of artistic practice can take many shapes, but the artist must be sensitive to what is valuable in each dialogue produced thereafter/after.I usually place the ‘other’ on the bordering edge of two extremes. On one side is the omfortable, passive and real environment and on the other is the provocative, active and surreal. This, i believe, resonates who am I and where I come from.
Director and Performer of Mrs.Stork and the Mysterious Egg a children’s theatre performance commisioned by Ziguzajg
Director of PENELOPE:Dust in Our Awakaned Dreams a solo dance-theatre performance in collaboration with Athanasia Kannellopoulou
Director of DUNKARM a performance-installation commissioned by the Ministry of Education in commemoration of the national poet Dun Karm.
The Liquid Shark Tooth, video installation at the Malta Maritime Musuem
Director of Lore of the Sea a performance project in collaboration with the Malta Martime Museum
Director of White Sea a visual performance by the rubberbodies collective
The Red Book and The Red Book and the Exercise Books– an ongoing social installation
Thoughts 2 – Video Art
Rytmii Vitae – a performance installation at the Museum of Fine Arts
Founder and Treasurer of the Society of Graphic Arts.
Supporting Actor in When Pigs Have Wings directed by Sylvain Estibal
Director and performer of A Revisitation of Grace u Rofflu on the launch of the draft of the National Cultural Policy.
Founder and producer of Patches – the special market.
Director of 100: A visual dance theatre performance at Dock One by the rubberbodies collective.
Thoughts – Video Art
Founder of the rubberbodies collective
Director and performer of Grace u Rofflu by rubberbodies, premiered at MITP Theatre
Supporting actor in Agora directed by Alejandro Amenabar
Founder of il-Mahzen NGO: organization
Founder and co producer of Warehouse No.8
Proucer of Hazem Shahine Concert during the Malta Arts Festival
Collaborated with Lebanese Paris based choreographer Nancy Khassab in an international experimental dance theatre workshop at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern library in Alexandria
Curator of the ‘The Birth of the Seventh Art of Alexandria’ at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern library in Alexandria,Alexandria, Egypt.
Curator and producer of Lixandra Project during the Malta Arts Festival
The Worker and his Friends an illustration exhibition at GWU in Valletta Malta
‘Alexandria’ an illustration exhibition at the Atellier d’Alexandrie in Alexandria Egypt
Director of The Mountain Language at ACAF in Alexandria Egypt
Live Video Art and Illustrations during the Electronic Music Festival V at the Goethe Institute in Alexandria Egypt
Co director and performer in The Story Of M at the Manoel Theatre
Performer in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings with Knee High Theatre in Cornwall UK
Followed the Theatre and Digital Art first degree at the Dartington College of Arts in Dartington, South Devon UK
Director of Child a mime, performed at St. James Cavalier
Set up ‘Newtons Laws of Motion’ a set of installation art at St.James Cavalier
Set up Interactive Installation art ‘Look and Feel’ at St.James Cavalier
Co-Founder Urbania Theatre Troupe
Codirector and performer in Jabberwocky Acrobatic Aristocratic Physical Theatre Manifesto at St. James Cavalier during the Dramafest
Codirector and performer in Lucifero physical theatre at Brigu Waterfront during La Mostra Impossibile
Codirector and performer for the Opening of the Manoel Theatre Season
Supporting actor on Black Beard a BBC Documentary produced by Dangerous Films
Performer in Lucifero in the Focus International theatre Festival
Founder of Helptheblindartist an organisation promoting contemporary art and collaborative work
Performer in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings with Knee High Theatre in Malta October 2003 then in Nicosia Cyprus