Friday, December 9, 2022

Jacob Fabricius

Photograph by Laura Stamer

Jacob Fabricius is currently working as a freelance curator, writer and publisher. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Previously Fabricius was director at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2008-12) and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-14), where he has curated a large number of exhibitions including solo shows by Rivane Neuenschwander, Henrik Olesen, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Karl Holmqvist, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Judith Hopf, Liz Magic Laser, Walead Beshty, Sora Kim, Josef Strau, Johanna Billing, Susan Philipsz, Elmgreen&Dragset, David Shrigley to mention a few. Fabricius does not limit himself to the institution space and did as a director initiated innovative public exhibitions such as the hitchhiking exhibition Auto Stop (2008), the crime novel based exhibition Polis Polis Potatismos (Police Police Potato Mash, 2010) and Tournament d’objet a gestalt by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (2013).

Previously as associated curator at Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2005-07), he curated solo exhibitions with Mike Nelson, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Ceal Floyer among others. Fabricius has also utilized a number of international exhibitions and projects at unusual venues among them “What is a guy from Leicester, a Swedish girl, a family father and a gay couple doing on a deserted island between Denmark and Sweden?” (1997), Art Calls (1997), S-tog (1999), Rent-a-Bench (2002), Sandwiched (2003, 2014), KBH Kunsthal (2005-06) and the Contour 2013: 6th Biennial of Moving Image Leisure, Discipline and Punishment in a prison, football stadium and a church in Mechelen, Belgium, in 2013.

Fabricius is also founder of the publishing company Pork Salad Press and newspaper project Old News. He has published more than 70 books, records and CDs – most recently he has published David Robbins’ Concrete Comedy, David Horvitz’ Stolen Spoons and Dena Yago’s ESPRIT REPRISE. Sergej Jensen Dogs and Trevor Shimizu Season 2, Episode 8 (it’s coming out in may)  

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Sandwiched (sandwich board by Valerie Tevere, Fulton Mall street, 2003)
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Installation view Old News (Cneai, Chatou, 2006)
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