Jacob Carter is a British artist living and working in Birmingham, UK. Approaching art making in an iterative way he creates performances, sound atmospheres, handmade instruments as well as facilitating participatory projects through workshops.

 

His recent projects have explored how developing a community of artists can help construct contemporary and radical ways of performing sound within the intersection between virtual and physical spaces. These have included workshops such as The Art of Mimicry, where participants used their voices and domestic objects to create background noise in response to online appropriated videos.

Jacob approaches research and making from an exploration of materiality. Through experimenting with the aesthetic qualities of pattern and material, he is currently engaged in how we can build fictional histories and importance to the art object. Installations within outdoor spaces and performances have been created to explore ritual activity, reflecting on the importance of site and the relationship between object, action and environment. Engaged in creating objects presented as fictional artefacts, his practice connects disordered objects and controls them in rational systems. Investigating the development of language, surface texture and sequences, his practice explores how new media can revive previously neglected or lost forms of communication.

CV

 

 

Jacob Carter, b.1999, UK.

Residencies

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

RE-ASSEMBLE: process to production, Birmingham School of Art, 1-8 Oct 2021.
BCU Inspired 2021, Digital Billboards sited around Birmingham and online, 3– 17 July 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

HyperStew, Centrala Gallery, Digbeth, 22-23 May 2019.

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

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

Selected Solo Performances

A Process of Transformation, Birmingham City School of Art, 1 June 2021.

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

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

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

Audio Collider, Night school solo performance, Birmingham City School of Art, 10 December 2019.

Awards

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

HyperStew, Centrala Gallery, Digbeth, 22-23 May 2019.

 

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.

2021, Why Should I Title My Artwork?, 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

 

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, 2020.

Presented a course introduction talk to Foundation Students at Birmingham City School of Art, February 28, 2019.

 

Projects and other activity

 

Artist Behind Bars as Black Hole Club, Fierce Festival, Oct 1, 2021.

Member of Black Hole Club, 2021-present.

Protesting the Stock Market, group choir performance, 2021-ongoing.

Embrace, collaborative album, 2021-ongoing.

Member of Ikon Youth Programme, 2021-present. 

Member of Angry Margaret Protest Choir, 2021-present.

Co-founder of Oddball Space, art collective, 2020-present.

Creative team member for Art4Brum, art collective, 2020-present

Internship at Leviathan Workshop, Prop Making company, 2018-present.

Secretary of Birmingham City University Society, 2020-present.

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

Participated in group workshops and filming with Mikhail Karikis for his artists in residency at Tate Liverpool, February-March 2020.

 

Collections

Numerous private collections.