Daniel Jacoby  

(Lima, 1985)


The trajectory of Daniel Jacoby (Lima, 1985) has one of the highest profiles of the younger generation of artists trained in Barcelona. Of note among his recent movements are his residence and solo exhibition at the Casino Luxembourg, his participation in the Solo Projects programme at ARCO with the Toni Tàpies Gallery and his presence at the XI Bienal de Cuenca (Ecuador) and in the group show Antes que todo at CA2M. He has received awards and scholarships and is one of the co-editors of the book Texto, and been artist in residence at ARE Holland (Enschede, The Netherlands), Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) and Hangar (Barcelona).

His work has been guided by his interest in the structures that build and govern our notions of reality. After tackling the exploration, deconstruction and rereading of the scientific method in the context of everyday life and cultural events, he has circulated through the realms of narrative speculation to end up focusing on the use of language as the generator of small cosmogonies, working with tools such as circumlocution, transliteration or paradox.

The boundary between the real and the fictive, uncertainty, the absurd and an elaborate struggle between system of thought and sense of humour come together in fragmented narratives and open-ended cartographies in his videos, installations, performances, writings and photographs. Inspired as readily by an everyday anecdote, a historical or scientific datum or a life story, his work delimits the gaps between different systems of communication and codes of thought through which the subjectivity of the viewer is invited to drift.

Alex Brahim




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