Lecturer in: 2009
Luis Jacob is an artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. One characteristic of his artistic practice is the extension to other fields of social and cultural work, working in formats like video, photography, performance and actions in the public domain, as much as working as author, teacher, and curator. The experimentation with theatrical forms for the creation of social interaction and participation plays a central role. Recent exhibitions include: "New Entries!", Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Bolzano, Italy); "If We Can't Get It Together: Artists Rethinking the (Mal)Function of Communities", The Power Plant (Toronto, Canada); "The Order of Things", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium); "Martian Museum of Terrestial Art", Barbican Art Gallery (London, UK); documenta12 (Kassel, Germany); and "Luis Jacob: Habitat", Kunstverein in Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany). Opening June 21, 2009, he will present the solo exhibition "7 Pictures of Nothing Repeated Four Times, in Gratitude", at Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach, Germany). Luis Jacob is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto.