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Jacob Carter is a multidisciplinary artist working through a process of collecting, archiving, and playing with methods of display. His process driven work is engaged with aesthetics and material qualities, with a particular interest in fragmented forms. Works are concerned with a process of transformation, where objects or materials are taken into different forms or put through different processes. His sculptural practice is influenced by urban aesthetics alongside ancient artefacts and construction processes. Artworks have taken the form of ‘concrete paintings’ where compositions are created through combining different materials which are then set within a slabstone. Other projects have taken the form of sound and motion-based sculptures that often incorporate found objects and utilise technology like microcontrollers and DC motors, considering how the combination of digital and traditional processes can lead to a sense of unpredictability. Contrasting these raw functional materials alongside technology, he challenges ideas around materials and the possible functionality of his sculptures.

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Jacob Carter, b.1999, UK.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 | MA International Symposium, Zion Baptist Church, Cambridge, 26-27 June.

2023 | Aftermath, Asylum Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, 2-20 June.

2022 | Christmas 'Till You're Sick, Artefact, Stirchley, 3-17 Dec. 

2022 | Your Aunty's Art Sale, Dig Brew, Birmingham, 7 Dec.

2022 | Winter Market, IKON gallery, Birmingham, 1 Dec.

2022 | Red Brick Market, Digbeth, Birmingham, 8-9 Oct.

2022 | Birmingham Open Studios, The Moseley Exchange, Birmingham, 24-25 Sep, 1-2 Oct.

2022 | Your Aunty's Art Sale, Dig Brew, Birmingham, 7 Sep.

2022 | Reworlding, Centrala, Digbeth, Birmingham, 4-7 Aug.

2022 | India 75, Parkside Gallery, Birmingham and SIU, India, Aug 16-8 Nov.

2022 | Mutant Materialities, Asylum Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 20-29 July.

2022 | Flatpack Film Festival as Ikon Youth Programme, Centrala, Birmingham, 22 May.

2022 | A4, Oddball Space, various outdoor locations, London and Birmingham, 13 Nov-19 Feb.

2022 | Invisible Cities, Selfridges, Birmingham, 15-16 Jan.

2021 | Welcome to The New Earth, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 3-11 Dec.

2021 | RE-ASSEMBLE: process to production, School of Art, Birmingham, 1-8 Oct.

2021 | Gallery 37 Showcase, Centrala, Digbeth, Birmingham, 3 Sep.
2021 | BCU Inspired 2021, Digital Billboards sited around Birmingham and online, 3– 17 July.

2021 | Post-Distance, School of Art, Birmingham and online, 22-26 Jun.

2021 | DOOM, Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 21-16 Jun.

2021 | Artist Behind Bars as Black Hole Club, Fierce Festival, Quantum Events Centre, Birmingham, Oct 1.

2020 | Technology in the 21st Century, Art Banquet, online, 19 Nov.

2020 | Locked-Down, Oddball Gallery, online, 10 Aug.

2019 | I am [x], Quantum Events Centre, Digbeth, Birmingham, 25 Nov.

2019 | HyperStew, Centrala, Digbeth, Birmingham,  22-23 May.

2019 | A Series of Satirical Events, Quantum Events Centre, Digbeth, Birmingham, 19 April.

2018 | Inspire 2018, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham. 21st July.

Selected Solo Performances

2022 | Noon Chorus, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 11 Dec.

2021 | A Process of Transformation, School of Art, Birmingham, 1 June

2020 | Participation in Isolation, an open call performance series, online, 1-30 April.

2020 | Audio Clutter, School of Art, Birmingham, 10 March.

2020 | Under the BT Tower, Birmingham Canal, 3 March.

2019 | Audio Collider, School of Art, Birmingham, 10 December.

Awards

2023 | Highly Commended artist. Cosimo Emerging Art Prize.

2023 | Judge's Prize shortlist. Cosimo Emerging Art Prize. 

2021 | Gertrude Emily Griffin prize.

2021 | New Contemporaries Shortlist.

2018 | Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 'Inspire 2018' Youth Art Competition winner of the 15-19 category.

Residencies

2021 | August 23 - September 3, Gallery 37, Punch Records organised residency, Centrala, Birmingham.

Education

 

2021 - graduate 2023, MA Fine Art, School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK.

2018 - 2021, Fine Art BA (Hons), School Of Art, Birmingham City University, UK.

Work

Casual Front of House Team Member, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

 

Curatorial Work

 

2022 | A4, Oddball Space, various outdoor locations, London and Birmingham, 13 Nov-19 Feb.

2021 | Looking to the Future, Oddball Space, online screening, 19 Jun. 

2020 | Identity, group exhibition, Oddball Gallery, online, 21 Dec.

2020 | Locked-Down, group exhibition, Oddball Gallery, online, 10 Aug.

2019 | I am [x] group exhibition, Quantum Events Centre, Digbeth, Birmingham, 25 Nov.

 

Publications

 

2021 | The Convention of Notation, Jacob Carter, photography book.

2021 | Artist Feature of the Week: Jacob Carter, Tebbs Contemporary Art Gallery Blog, online.

2021 | Episode 2, Baaad Radio, online radio.

2021 | Jacob Carter: Talk with our Team, Oddball Space Blog, online.

2020 | The Guardian recommends Mikhail Karikis’ solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool “Ferocious Love”, Laura Cumming, The Guardian.

2020 | The Making of Ferocious Love, Chris Keenan, online documentary.

2020 | Bostin News: Rupi Dhillon Explores Participation in Isolation, Creative Black Country.

2019 | I am [x] publication, Quantum Events Centre, exhibition catalogue.

2018 | Inspire 18 Now Open!, Lynsey Rutter, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery blog, online.

 

Talks and workshops

 

2023 | Facilitated a Protest Choir workshop, June 10.

2022 | To MA or not to MA, talk, School of Art, Birmingham, Oct 24.

2022 | Reworlding panel discussion, Centrala, Birmingham, Aug 4. 

2020 | The Art of Music Making workshop, School of Art, Birmingham, UK.

2020 | Drawing Sound workshop, School of Art, Birmingham, UK.

2020 | The Art of Music Making workshop, School of Art, Birmingham, UK.

2020 | The Art of Instrument Making workshop, School of Art, Birmingham, UK.

2020 | The Art of mimicry workshop, online.

2020 | How to make a tape loop workshop, School of Art, Birmingham, UK.

 

Memberships and other activity

 

2023-present | Member of Amass Collective.

2022-present | Member of Ladywood Arts Forum.

2022-present | Member of A-N.

2021-2022 | Member of Black Hole Club.

2021-2022 | Member of Ikon Youth Programme.

2021-2022 | Member of Angry Margaret Protest Choir.

2020-2023 | Co-founder of Oddball Space, art collective.

2020 | Acted as a performer within Mikhail Karikis’ Ferocious Love film, commissioned by the TATE in partnership with Birmingham City University.

 

Collections

Numerous private collections.

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