Frans Jacobi is a visual artist (b. 1960). Lives and works in Copenhagen and Bergen. Jacobi works with performance, film, 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 and performance at KHiB, Bergen Academy of Art & Design since 2012. He completed his phd ‘Aesthetics of Resitance’ at Malmö Art Academy/Lunds University in 2012. Jacobi has exhibited internationally since 1990, i.e. Louisiana Museum Copenhagen, Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, de Appel Amsterdam and Museum Fridericianum Kassel. He is currently working on the artistic research-project SYNSMASKINEN, adressing various kinds of contemporary political crises.