(B. Reading, UK)
Tupac is the creative director and founder of Satore Studio. Born in Reading, Berkshire, Tupac earned his BFA from Creighton University under the guidance of John Thein and National Geographic Photographer Don Doll, SJ.
Renowned within the fashion industry, Martir has worked on fashion shows for Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Moschino and Thomas Tait, amongst others.
As an artist, he has exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, the United Kingdom. In addition to being an official entry to the Morelia Film Festival with his multidisciplinary piece “El Caballero, La Sirena, el Cine Mexicana, La Lottery”. Originally created for the British Council as part of the Cultural Olympia during London 2012.
Tupac Martir has been called a “lighting magician”, a “creative visionary” and an artistic genius, by the likes of Vogue and Wallpaper.
Gaining recognition for his groundbreaking productions, which combine many art forms to create captivating multimedia experiences, he was recognised by the V&A museum as the “Man of the Multidisciplinary Renaissance” for his talk in 2016. Martir has become a multimedia artist whose work spans the fields of lighting, projection, video, sound design, music, composition, choreography and costumes, puppet tools and stop-motion animation to digital lighting and media servers up to Notch and D3. His acclaimed dance opera, Nierka, incorporated video and projection with dance, music and lighting, including costumes with wirelessly controlled LEDs as part of the performance and the first show to use CAST Software’s BlackTrax.