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Luis Jacob

Visiting Professor

Luis Jacob is a Peruvian-born Toronto-based artist and curator whose work destabilizes conventions of viewing and invites a collision of meanings. He studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Since his participation as an exhibiting artist in Documenta12 in 2007, he has achieved an international reputation — with exhibitions at La Biennale de Montréal (2016); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2015); Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, and Limerick City Gallery of Art (2014); Centro Párraga, Murcia (2013); Witte de With, Rotterdam, and Taipei Biennial (2012); Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, and Generali Foundation, Vienna (2011); Kunsthalle Bern, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2009); Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, and Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg (2008); and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2007). His curatorial work includes Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto (2016) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. In 2015, he co-curated the conference "This is Paradise: Art and Artists in Toronto" with Barbara Fischer in collaboration with Kitty Scott.