Daniel Jacoby | Peru / Netherlands

A visual artist, he completed baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Arts from Universitat de Barcelona, Spain in 2008 and 2009, and continued his studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany, 2014, under the supervision of Simon Starling and Peter Fischli. In his work, abstract, fragmented narratives entwine in mediums such as video, installation, performance and photography. Seemingly unrelated elements like images, texts, and film genres are worked into pieces where they form unstable constellations that allude to the contemporary state of information overload. Jacoby’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada (2014); the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France (2013); Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg, Germany (2013); the 11th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador (2011); and others. He was a resident artist at the Tenjinyama in Sapporo, Japan, 2014; at the Casino Luxembourg in 2012; and at other organizations. Daniel Jacoby lives and works in Maastricht.

Ahold of Get the Things To | 2014, video

The semantical breakdown proposed by Jacoby starts with the title, which scrambles up the phrase To get ahold of the things. At times cinema, at others theater, the piece is built upon the volatility of images and words that collide in the semiotic games orchestrated by the artist. The plurality of narrators is further compounded by alternating dramaturgical registers, with practices in the realm of documentary that question the thin line between reality and fiction.

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