Bert Jacobs (b. 1987, Turnhout, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Bert Jacobs is an artist working in the field of installation art, sculptures, drawings, prints, multiples, and editions.
While working across a variety of media, Bert Jacobs' work touches on many relevant topics for today, such as the mechanisms of memory and intuition, imagination, collecting, scenography, and drawing. Via different collaborations, ranging from setting up group exhibitions, happenings, and collaborative projects, he merges visual art, music, and performance into a persistent totality.
In 2010, he received his Master's degree in Fine Arts at School of Arts in Gent. In that year, he set up Villa Drashhoek: an experimental artist-run space. Jacobs' work has been exhibited at different places in Europe: Cinema Art House Domnakinoto Sofia; Bulgarian Embassy, Helsinki; Hypercorps, Brussels; Cinema Kosmos, Plovdiv; Noplace, Oslo; Air Antwerpen; KunstWerke Berlin; basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main; KIOSK, Gent; among others.
image 1 Fabijon's Site, a series of sculptures, functioning as public grilling furniture, Vilnius 2022
image 2 Untitled, drawing on paper, 2023
image 3 Snowvulcanos, fire and snow, experiments during Arteles 2023
image 4 video still White Finger 15 min, solo exhibition, 2016
image 5 Digital drawing for album Shipwrecked Waltzhop by Jacobs-Leinonen
image 6 Devil Hotel, neon-font letters, 11 x 2 m, art in public space, 2019
image 7 Ernst Pinossi Picture Show, performance, installation and radio show with Dan Allon, Ari-Pekka Leinonen, 2018
image 8 Lighter Luck, walking from the sun to the moon to the sun, edition, 2018
image 9 Drywall Repair, deconstructed camper, tape and bullet holes, 2017
image 10 Beeswax SUN, ⌀ 105 cm, 2017
image 11 Greenhouse, made with recycled windows and doors, 2016
image 12 Bluebird, kitchenette, projection screen, wood, spray-paint, acrylic paint, 2015
image 13 A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, inside view, paper and chinese ink, 5/3/2m, 2014
image 14 Pinata for MIDNIGHT3000 a site specific installation, 2014
image 15 MB100, replica of a Mercedes 100, wood, plastic, mirrors, 5/2/3m, 2013
image 16 The Crooked Room, wood, acrylic paint, 2014 was part of the group-show RSS4: