Jacob Carter is a multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates materiality and the agency of objects. He works through a process of collecting, arranging and archiving, actively playing with modes of display. Contrasting raw functional materials alongside technology, he aims to challenge the viewer's understanding of materials and question the functionality of his sculptures. His recent process driven work has made heavy use of concrete due to its utilitarianism and the relationship with the urban environment in which he lives as well as its ability for transformative architecture. 

CV

 

 

Jacob Carter, b.1999, UK.

Current

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

Residencies

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

Gallery 37 Showcase, Centrala Gallery, Digbeth, Birmingham, 3 Sep 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, Birmingham,  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

 

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

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.

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.

 

Projects and other activity

 

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

Member of Black Hole Club, 2021-2022.

Member of Ikon Youth Programme, 2021-2022. 

Member of Angry Margaret Protest Choir, 2021-2022.

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

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