15.03.2019 - 15.04.2019

Devil Hotel, art in public space, with Helen Aleksandrova

Yart, Gerard De Duivelsteen, Gent, BE


Nightshift, from dusk till dawn, performance with Arie-Pekka Leinonen

De Studio, Antwerpen, BE


Yart, group-show

Gerard De Duivelsteen, Gent, BE

26.08.2019 - 30.08.2019

TV Eldorado, a series of videoperformances in collaboration with Ari-Pekka Leinonen

Plovdiv2019, European Capital of Culture, Bulgaria


Bureau d’Alimentation, a curatorial project about food, art and politics, with Godart Bakkers and Charlotte van Buylaere. read more

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Devil Hotel, a participatory performance in which the audience was directed to act on a movie-set of a surreal gala-event. This happening took place in different spaces (garden party, diningroom and ballroom) of the Geeraard the Devil Castle; a 13th century gothic architecture building in Ghent.

In collaboration with Helen Aleksandrova, photos © Matthias Yzebaert,, 2019

Devil Hotel, neon-font letters, 11 x 2 m, in context of art in public space, Gent

In collaboration Helen Aleksandrova, 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.

In collaboration with Ari-Pekka Leinonen & Dan Allon, Hypercorps Brussels, photos © Hugard & Vanoverschelde, 2018
+ exhibition text by Ruby Reding

Radio show produced and performed by Dan Allon, Bert Jacobs and Ari-Pekka Leinonen for ERNST PINOSSI Picture Show exhibition at Hypercorps Brussels. The show explores the music of ERNST PINOSSI while the hosts are anticipating their guest to arrive to the studio for an interview.

Who is ENRTS PINOSSI, where is he coming from, and will he ever make it to the studio?

Eldorado is an experimental film that shows the impressions of two foreign artists who, in overtime, sought and examined the ideas that shaped the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv as the European capital of culture. Questions are asked like where is the budget? And to what extent does such a phenomenon need state intervention? Imagine a fairy tale told in footage from Plovdiv.

In collaboration with Ari-Pekka Leinonen, video 20 minutes, 2018

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

Karaoke for Rocks, a happening in collaboration with Simon Masschelein, 2018

Drywall Repair, a series of caravan parts, tape and bullet holes, 2017

Lighter Luck, Lindsey Dennis, edition, 2017

a series of Masks, paper, acrylic paint, 2017

Desert Ice Cream Shop, print on canvas, 3 x 4 m, 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.

Edition The Fool, framed digital print, 70 cm / 90 cm, 2016

White Finger is an exhibition in which the relation between chance and destiny is examined throughout different artistic media: print, drawing, performance and happening. During the exhibition people are playing cards, while in the background on two oposite 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

Untitled, fridge filled with Duvel and Westmalle Tripple, 2016

Tarot deck, multiple printed by Carta Mundi, 2016

Unboxing a pack of Tarotcards, 2015

An abandoned greenhouse, made with recycled windows and doors. The evolution from a vegetable garden to a mini-jungle, 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

Pino Stellino, wooden shelf with various objects and tools, 2015

Sculpture, 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

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 / 7 m / 5 m, 2012

Blue wetland, acrylic paint on panels, 2012

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

Rariteitenkabinet Villa Drashhoek was an experimental and collaborative project in which like-minded friends and organisations, organised a series of events, to explore the possibilities of an ordinary house as a platform for music/art/poetry and experimental actions. 2008 - 2010, Ghent

Bert Jacobs {b.1987, Turnhout, Belgium} lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. In 2010 he received his Master degree in Fine Arts at School of Arts in Gent. In that year he set up Villa Drashhoek: an experimental artist-run-space. Bert Jacobs is a multi-disciplinary 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 in a persistent totality. Jacobs´ work has been exhibited at different places in Europe; Bulgarian Embassy, Helsinki; Hypercorps, Brussels; Cinema Kosmos, Plovdiv; Noplace, Oslo; Air Antwerpen; KunstWerke Berlin; basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main; KIOSK, Gent; among others.

Contact: mailbertjacobs(at)



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

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

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