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Jakob Urban


(*1997 in Brussels, Belgium) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is based on conceptual and research-based practices. His work spans performance, installation, video, and digital graphics at the transitions and intersections of theory and practice. The projects evolve in response to both the site and context in which they are exhibited, as well as current socio-political issues that shape our social structures.

Often unfolding spatially in the form of installations and performances using found objects, built structures, printed matter, video, and sculptural elements, the work positions itself at the boundaries of art forms, cultural history, and established norms in relation to the production, distribution, and reception of art and media.

He has worked in projects at a.o. Gebäude 501, Stiftung Kalk Gestalten, KUNSTRAUM Potsdamer Straße, ortstermin Moabit, ABRACADABRA Institute, Akademie der Künste Berlin, artspring Festival, Kunstquartier Bethanien, MALL ANDERS, roam space, 48H Neukölln, Sound Thought Glasgow, Kulturfabrik Moabit, Kulturwerk Berlin, Centre Culturel du Crous de Paris, Post Post Cultural.


Exhibitions / Projects


Sound Thought Festival, Glasgow (UK)

Venus is a terrible place for a vacation., ortstermin Moabit, Berlin (DE)
Mix it!, kulturwerk Berlin, Berlin (DE)


things being friends, Gebäude 501, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin (DE)
KalkKunst17, Stiftung Kalk Gestaltet, Köln (DE)
LIMBO - face down on the pavement, KUNSTRAUM Potsdamer Straße, Berlin (DE)
Almost before we knew it, we had left the ground., ortstermin Moabit: Mauerwerk, Berlin (DE)
Körper in Bewegung, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (DE)
Lost and Found, ABRACADABRA, Berlin (DE)
Curatorial Part de Deux - Artists of the working arts, Gewölbekeller Gewerbehof KönigStadt, Berlin (DE)




PROLOG : never gonna give you up, roam, Berlin (DE)
un-troubled, Freiraum im Studentenhaus, Berlin (DE)
Parachute(s), 48h Neukölln: QUO, Berlin (DE)




Barrikade, Barrikade!, Kulturwerk Berlin, Online + Berlin (DE)




ParisXBerlin, KUNSTRAUM Behrenstraße, Berlin (DE)
bewölkt, Sound Thought, Glasgow (UK)




Untitled (Empowerment), Kulturfabrik Moabit, Berlin (DE)
Pics or it did not happen!, KUNSTRAUM Potsdamer Straße, Berlin (DE)




One Night Stand / HELP YOU TO SEE IN THE BLACKOUT, Freiraum im Studentenhaus, Berlin (DE)

Cinq Sens – Fünf Sinne, Centre Culturel du Crous de Paris, Paris (FR)




POST POST ZINE #2, Post Post Cultural, Brüssel (BE)

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