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Frans Jacobi is a visual artist (b. 1960). Lives and works in Copenhagen and Bergen. Jacobi works with performance, 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 currently professor in timebased media / performance at the Art Academy / KMD at University of Bergen, Norway. He completed his phd ‘Aesthetics of Resitance’ at Malmö Art Academy/Lunds University in 2012.


In 2014 Jacobi established the artistic research conglomerate SYNSMASKINEN. see

With his partner Gitte Sætre he established Green Hijab Productions in 2017 and produced the web-tv-series Are You Ready? - a climate-futuristic fable in 7 episodes. see


Kæphest 17: Frans Jacobi on aesthetic conventions (danish)

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