Luis Jacob (born Lima, Peru, 1971) lives in Toronto. Working as artist, curator, and writer, his diverse practice addresses social relationships and the subjectivity of aesthetic experience.
He has achieved an international reputation, with solo exhibitions including: Kunsthalle Lingen (2012); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, and McCord Museum, Montréal (2011); Art in General, New York, and Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2010); Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2009); and Kunstverein Hamburg (2008). He has also participated in group exhibitions including: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Philadelphia (2014); Taipei Biennial 2012, and Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2012); Generali Foundation, Vienna (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2008); and documenta12, Kassel (2007).
His curatorial work includes projects such Funkaesthetics, presented at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, and Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, in 2009 (exhibition co-curated with Pan Wendt); and Golden Streams: Artists’Collaboration and Exchange in the 1970s, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, in 2002. He is also the editor of the anthology Commerce by Artists, published by Art Metropole, Toronto, in 2011.
Luis Jacob is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto, and Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf.