Jacobus Capone

Jacobus Capone works across new media platforms, namely film and immersive installation. His work is rooted in incredibly poignant and poetic performances, which are often endurance based and revolve around site-specific interaction with natural elements.

Since graduating with Honours in Fine Arts at Edith Cowan University, Perth, in 2007, Jacobus’ artistic output has been prolific. As well as having exhibited extensively in solo and group shows both internationally and nationally, Jacobus has undertaken a long list of international and local residencies. Most recently this includes a prestigious fellowship at Villa Ruffieux in Switzerland, a three-month placement at Hanger in Lisbon, Portugal in early 2016, and a Listhus Residency in Ólafsfirðia, Iceland in 2015.

In 2014 and 2015, Jacobus engaged in a two-part SIM Residency with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavik. His distinct fascination with the Icelandic landscape has seen him visit recurrently since 2009. A culmination of his long-term connection with the place was realised in a major solo work, Dark Learning, shown at PSAS in Fremantle in November 2015.

Of significant note is the artist’s commission for a new artwork for NEW16, held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, in early 2016. Jacobus was one of eight Australian practitioners selected for this showcase of leading national contemporary emerging art. He is currently working towards a major solo exhibition at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art to premier in 2017 as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.


Altar for Light: Receding, 2016, Framed digital print on Canson fine art paper, plinth 100 cm x 100 cm x 30cm, Edition 1 of 1 + 1 x Artist Proof

Altar for Light: Preceding, 2016, digital print on hahnemuehle paper mounted to copper, mirror, plinth 100 cm x 100 cm x 86 cm
Edition 1 of 1 +1 x Artist Proof

Image by Casey Ayres. Photos courtesy of the artist.

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Date: June 25, 2020
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