Iepe B. T. Rubingh is the founder of chess boxing and a former artist.
Works as an artist:
As a performance artist, Rubingh blocked off intersections in Berlin and Tokyo to create major traffic congestion. He was jailed for 10 days for the Tokyo action.
Rubingh founded chess boxing in 2003, drawing inspiration from Enki Bilal's comic book Froid Équateur.He is the current president of the World Chess Boxing Organisation.and CEO of Chess Boxing Global, the marketing company for professional chessboxing.