b. 1999, Birmingham, UK.

Jacob Carter is a British artist living and working in Birmingham, UK. Approaching art making in an iterative way he create 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. Overly contrived sculpture, and minimalist curation functions as a critique of the museum format, subverting the traditional hierarchal processes of archiving. Engaged in the creation of objects presented as fictional uncovered artefacts, his practice connects disordered objects and controls them in a rational system. Investigating the development of language, surface texture and developing sequences, his practice explores how new media can revive previously neglected or lost forms of communication.

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.

Group exhibitions:

- BCU Inspired 2021, Digital Billboards sited around Birmingham and online, 3– 17 July 2021.

Post-Distance (Fine Art Degree Show), 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] The Works, Birmingham. 25 Nov 2019.

- HyperStew, CentralaBirmingham. 21 May 2019.

- A Series of Satirical Events, The Works, Birmingham. 19 April 2019.

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

- Sutton Coldfield Art Trail 2018, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, 23rd June - 24th June 2018.

CV

 

 

Biography:

Born 1999, Birmingham, UK

Lives and works in Birmingham, UK

 

Education:

 

Commencing Sep. 2021, MA Fine Art, School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK 

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

 

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.

Magnetic Audio, Birmingham City School of Art, 2020.

Crack Cassette, Birmingham City School of Art, 2020.

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

Noise Collider, Birmingham City School of Art, 2019.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

Post-Distance (Fine Art Degree Show), 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.

Sutton Coldfield Art Trail, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, 23rd June - 24th June 2018.

 

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, Aubrey Williams, Shostakovich 3rd Symphony Opus 20 (2981), photo release, Tate.

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

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

2019, Hear from our Students, Birmingham City University, online.

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:

 

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.

Supported interview sessions for applying students at Birmingham City School of Art, February 5, 2019.

Hospitality at Birmingham City School of Art Degree Show, June 2019.

Volunteering at Fierce Festival, 16, 20 October 2019.

Work experience at Direct Art Action, Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, 26 October 2017.

Volunteering in Arthur Terry Art department aiding the work of year 7 students across two years, 2016, 2017.

Volunteering in a reading program at Arthur Terry School, September 2016.

 

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.

 

Collections:

Numerous private collections.