Jacobi, Frans

tegning, akvarel, film, video, performance, installation

Artist statement

- Åpent atelier søn 24.september 2023-

Frans Jacobi is a visual artist (b. 1960). Lives and works in Bergen. Jacobi works with performance, installation, text and images. His performances and installations are often large-scale scenarios with multiple participants adressing a range of political and societal issues. Using a kind of urgent aesthetics, the temporality and presence becomes a point in itself.

Jacobi is professor in timebased media / performance at Faculty of Art, Music & Design at University of Bergen since 2012. He completed his phd ‘Aesthetics of Resitance’ at Malmö Art Academy/Lunds University in 2012.Between 2019 and 2022 he was the Head of the Art Academy at University of Bergen.

Since 1982 Jacobi has exhibited and performed at a variety of international art institutions; i.e. Volksbühne/Grüne Salon, Berlin Germany; The Performance Project, New York USA; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Norway; Dak’Art Biennial, Dakar Senegal; Anthology Film Archives, New York USA; Open Performance Festival, Beijing China; Kunsthallen Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen Denmark; The Rose Art Museum, Waltham Massachusetts USA; Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin Germany; Århus Kunstmuseum, Århus Denmark; de Appel, Amsterdam; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart Germany; Museum Fridericianum, Kassel Germany; Louisiana, Humlebæk Denmark.

He has curated exhibitions and art-events at SAK, Svendborg Denmark; HKS, Bergen Norway; Landmark, Bergen Norway; UKS, Oslo Norway; Institut for Nutidskunst, Copenhagen Denmark.

His texts have appeared in various magazines a.o. Texte Zur Kunst, Free Berlin, Øjeblikket, MaHKUscript. Journal of Fine Art Research and he has published a number of books at Space Poetry (Copenhagen), Revolver Verlag (Berlin), RSS Press (Copenhagen).

In 2014 Jacobi established the artistic-research project ‘SYNSMASKINEN: 7 fields of contemporary crisis' based at the Faculty of Art, Music & Design at University of Bergen.

Together with artist Gitte Sætre, Jacobi started the Green Hijab Movement in 2017, as a proposal for a new global climate movement in solidarity with the global south. In 2020 Sætre & Jacobi produced and directed the hybrid tv-series Are You Ready? intending to create discussion and awareness on environmental issues.

Vatnaneset 31
5174 Mathopen

Telefon: 004527111715
E-postadresse: mail@fransjacobi.net
Web: http://www.fransjacobi.net



filmstill fra netttv-serien 'are you ready?' av Frans Jacobi & Gite Sætre 2020/21
'arial map', akvarell 2022
'the hand', akvarell, forside til research-proposal 2023
'fjerde akt: KRIG', installation af Jacobi & Sætre, usf visningsrom 2023