March 2023

Artist in residence at Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Thematic residency program: Silence Awareness Existence

November 2023

Artist in residence at Arteventura, Huelva, Spain

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A series of stone sculptures, functioning as a nature community installation in Fabijoniškės in Vilnius. A variety of polished and sculpted rocks and boulders, are made for the residents to gather, rest, cook and picnic outdoors.

Selected proposal for Kuriu Vilniu, artwork in public space, Vilnius 2022

Project team - Sigita Simona Paplauskaite, Juste Kostikovaite, Daumantas Kucas

Thanks to - Vilnius Municipality, Lithuanian council for culture, Skulpturos ir Vitrazo Centras Vilnius, Vlaamse Gemeenschap

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A log hive or log stacker is an artificial bee dwelling

Acacia wood, lashing strap, Sculpta Arnhem, 2022

Devil Hotel focuses on fake news and how imagination is used to create stories and urban legends.
With the pink sign * Devil Hotel * crowning the 13th century Geerard The Devil Castle for a month, we got newspapers and radios contacting us, believing the castle was becoming a hotel. The sign alsoused as a backdrop for a participatory performance/gala-event in different spaces of the gothic castle.

Site-specific neon-font letters, styrofoam, acryl paint, wood, 11 x 2 m, Geeraard de Duivelsteen, Gent
In collaboration Helena Aleksandrova and, 2019

A house, imaginary or real, is one of the most significant integration powers for the thought, memories, and human dreaming. Ernst Pinossi’s house, an installation of a music-related room and dwelled spaces all combined into a multi-layer time- distorting story, will act as a symbol, catalyzing memories and immortality in the spectator’s mind. It is a place where imagination and memories are undissociated.
A performance, installation and a radio show by Dan Allon, Ari-Pekka Leinonen and Bert Jacobs. The installation consists a radio shack, in which the trio reenact his music, show photographs from his life (a combined selected images of non-professional photography from the life of Allon, Leinonen and Jacobs), and wait for his arrival for an interview live in the studio. As the show goes it becomes unclear if he really exists, or is he a combination of the dark sides of the three.

Hypercorps Brussels, photos © Hugard & Vanoverschelde, 2018
+ exhibition text by Ruby Reding

Moonwalkers, a performative night-walk, from dusk till dawn, following the direction of the moon, destination unknown, live-streamed, 2018

Lighter Luck, walking from the sun to the moon to the sun, edition, 2018

Beeswax Globe, 40cm, 2018

Drywall Repair, deconstructed camper, tape and bullet holes, 2017

Deconstructed camper shot by Federal Police Special Units, using semiautomatic Glock, 9 mm. The pieces were made originally in the context of a group show ‘Mined Mind’ for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

The camper is a reinvention of a mobile house, evoking the idea of safety and comfort while travelling. With the idea of deconstructing such a definition, the artist destroys the camper by cutting it into pieces, turning it into abstract ready-made sculpture, but leaving identifiable traces of the camper, reflectors, door hangers, etc.
The shooting on the target was sort of the training session orchestrated by the artist. 12 cops shot the panel. Due to the psychological resistance to the imposed authority of the artist, or the lack of shooting skills, many bullets missed the target. The 12 policemen were shooting simultaneously at the target and the error remained ano-nymous, not imposing any responsibility of missing the target.
The performance then becomes a playground for destruction.

a series of Masks, paper, acrylic paint, 2017

Beeswax SUN, ⌀ 105 cm, 2017

White Finger (2016) is a collage-film in which cowboys from different Westerns are caught in an ongoing and shooting-scene.

White Finger, The Fool, framed digital print, 70 cm / 90 cm, 2016

White Finger is an exhibition in which the relationship between chance and destiny is examined through different artistic media: print, drawing, performance, and happening. During the exhibition, people are playing cards, while in the background on two opposite flatscreens a collage film is playing of cowboys shooting each other. The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition deck of Tarot cards, a series of prints, a video, a soundscape, and drawings. 2016

Greenhouse, made with recycled windows and doors. The evolution from a vegetable garden to a mini-jungle and ruin can be observed during the course of time. Plan B, Bekegem, 2016

CHF is a multimedia installation, created in situ, by Ailsa Cavers (UK) and Bert Jacobs (BE) with a video contribution made by Roger Claessens (BE). In this exhibition everyday objects are explored, such as sanded drywall boards that act as pedestals as much as an artwork, wood mouldings are assembled to become a mantelpiece, clay blocks are passed through a chip cutter to become corals. Hypercorps, Brussels, 2016

Bluebird, projection screen, oven, spray-paint, acrylic paint and wood, 2015

Wheel of Confusion, acrylic paint on panel, 100 x 70 cm, 2015

duo-exhibition with Gabriella Forzelius, 2015

- heeey I see that you are reading hehe
- Hahha i am indeed
- are you using this material?
- Going to do some tests
- okey
I have worked with it before.
It is deadly
I tried ones to cast me leg in it

For MIDNIGHT3000 a site specific installation functioned as a decor for a night full of concerts and a party, co-organized with Michael Langeder. This setting was made out of party zombies and two voodoo giants, a pinata and a stage. 2014

Installation view, wood, furniture, spray paint, various objects, 2015

A Hypnagogic State of Consciousness, a series of drawings, chinese ink on paper, 160 x 120 cm, 2014

A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, inside view, paper and chinese ink, 5m x 3m x 2m, 2014

Der Nacht des schwarzen Sonne, chinese ink on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2014

Replica of a Mercedes 100, wood, plastic, mirrors, 5 x 2 x 3 m, 2013

The Crooked Room was part of the group-show RSS4: Minor Demons and Solar Shades. In this exhibition the obscure got entangled with the ordinary. The Crooked Room was protected with Solar Shades made by Ada Van Hoorebeke and spirited by a video of Siet Raeymaekers titled Aphrodisiacal Love Poems, 2014

A Prefab Forest, installation: paint, wood, 20 m x 7 m x 5 m, 2012

Blue wetland, acrylic paint on panels, 2012

Clouds-watching-cinema for 10, camera obscura in wood, 2012

Via a camera obscura the clouds are projected on a half transparent screen. This mirrored projection is seen by the viewer in a black box.

Bert Jacobs {b.1987, Turnhout, Belgium} is an artist working in the field of sculptures and installation art.

Central to his work, and continuously through different playfull expressions, is an interest in the mechanisms of memory and intuition, nature and imagination, collecting and storytelling. His artistic output often deals with the relationship between humans and the space surrounding them.

Bert Jacobs uses a variety of media such as wood, stone, paint, beeswax, drawing, sound, and video, as well as found- and reclaimed materials.
Bert's practice is intertwined with everyday life and can take the form of collaborations, happenings, and performances. In these events, the work of art covers the totality of the experience.

Contact: mailbertjacobs(at)

Upcoming Projects



Jacobs-Leinonen is an ongoing musical project between Bert Jacobs and Ari-Pekka Leinonen. No strict rules for composing music. Everyone can be a singer. A possibility for music albums, sound installations and video.


The limitless world of artist Bert Jacobs by Emi Vergels for The Word Magazine, 2017

Bert Jacobs by Valerie Steenhaut for Subbacultcha, The Sixpack Issue, June, 2016


Different Fountains

Ari-Pekka Leinonen

Dan Allon

Helena Aleksandrova

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