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Jon Jacobsen (April 2nd, 1989) is a multimedia artist and creative consultant from Chile. Self-taught, he started creating conceptual self-portraits at age fifteen in his hometown, Quintero, Chile. His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the abstract through different digital techniques… Read More
Jon Jacobsen (April 2nd, 1989) is a multimedia artist and creative consultant from Chile. Self-taught, he started creating conceptual self-portraits at age fifteen in his hometown, Quintero, Chile. His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the abstract through different digital techniques, such as photomanipulations, illustrations and .GIF animations.

His work has been exhibited and published extensively in Chile and in European countries. And has been acknowledged by different magazines such as Vogue.it, Harper’s Bazaar Chile, Dazed, i-D, WIRED and The Yale Globalist, from the University of Yale.

In 2014, he opened his first solo exhibition called “Maps”. In that same year his work called “The Present” was featured in The Creators Project as one of the years breakthrough pieces. He was also runner-up in the contest “Motion Photography” organized by Saatchi Gallery in 2014. In early 2016, his project titled ‘Insula’ was one of the ten worldwide finalists of the SHOWstudio Fashion Film Festival and also, was selected to be part of the first edition of PLAY at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami.

He was part of the show “Arte Joven Contemporáneo” in the Visual Arts Museum (MAVI) and, in November of 2016, he opened his second solo exhibition titled ‘Ekeko’ at the Santiago Fashion Film Festival (SAIFFF) in Santiago de Chile.

Recently, Jon Jacobsen was an artist-in-residence at SHOWstudio, sponsored by the British Council, receiving mentorship from its founder and director Nick Knight in London, UK.
As a good chilean, Jon Jacobsen is a friendly man who loves avocado, long walks by the beach and wine. Read Less
  • Multimedia Artist, Director & Creative Consultant
    Jon Jacobsen — Santiago, Chile
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· The Huffington Post – 'International Fashion Showcase Takes London Fashion Week Global'
· EL MUNDO - “Cuando un GIF se Transforma en una Obra de Arte”
· FUBIZ - “Poetic Surreal Human Muses by Jon Jacobsen”
· I-D Spain – “Los 10 artistas del GIF que tienes que conocer”
· WIRED – “Our Freakish Cyborg Fu… Read More
· The Huffington Post – 'International Fashion Showcase Takes London Fashion Week Global'
· EL MUNDO - “Cuando un GIF se Transforma en una Obra de Arte”
· FUBIZ - “Poetic Surreal Human Muses by Jon Jacobsen”
· I-D Spain – “Los 10 artistas del GIF que tienes que conocer”
· WIRED – “Our Freakish Cyborg Future Looks Like a Dali Painting”
· The Creators Project: Featuring “ÍNSULA”, “THE PRESENT” and “MAPAS”
· ‘Chile Arte Joven’ Book - Arte Al Límite Editions – Chile
· “Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible” - Ilex Press – UK
· “Self Portrait Photography” - Ilex Press – UK
· iPhotoPlus Magazine Korea – Featured Artist
· Insight Magazine - “The New Storytellers” Issue
· PAULA MAGAZINE – “Los Autorretratos de Jon Jacobsen”
· LUN (CHILE)
· HIFRUCTOSE
- YALE UNIVERSITY - “The Yale Globalist” (USA)
- El Mercurio - ”Jon Jacobsen, winner of UNAB Contest” (Chile) Read Less
2017 - “Ekeko” - Etage Projects. Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 - “Animita” - International Fashion Showcase. Somerset House. London, UK.
2016 - “Body As…” - PLAY / PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Miami, USA
2016 - ‘Ekeko’ – Solo show – SAIFFF 2016, Fundación Cultural de Provid… Read More
2017 - “Ekeko” - Etage Projects. Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 - “Animita” - International Fashion Showcase. Somerset House. London, UK.
2016 - “Body As…” - PLAY / PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Miami, USA
2016 - ‘Ekeko’ – Solo show – SAIFFF 2016, Fundación Cultural de Providencia. Santiago de Chile
2016 - “Proyecciones Actuales” - MAC Valdivia. Valdivia, Chile
2016 - SHOWstudio Fashion Film Awards - Regent Street Cinema, London. UK
2015 - “GIF-GIF-GAF” - Electromuseum Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2015 - 12th Biennial of New Media Art - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Santiago, Chile
2015 - Ch.ACO Art Fair- Estación Mapocho. Santiago, Chile.
2015 - “Monsieur L'ordinateur”- Quartier Général, Centre d'art Contemporain. La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
2015 - “Arte Joven Contemporáneo” - Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI). Santiago, Chile.
2014 - ”I’m your body - EMAIL (Experiences of Media Art in Latin America)” - Le Cloitre De Billeterie - Rue Des Archives. Paris, France.
2014 - “MAPAS” - Solo show - Sientoxciento Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago, Chile.
2013 - “The solitary body: Self-portraiture in contemporary photography”. MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino - Switzerland
2013 - “La voz del Puerto” - 5ta Bienal de Diseño. Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho - Santiago, Chile
2012 - Vanguardia Mistral. Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (Centro GAM) - Santiago, Chile
2011 - RebelARTE . Stuart Gallery - Santiago, Chile
2009 - Hombre. Museo Nacional Vicuña Mackenna - Santiago, Chile
2008 - Amarillo Kaf’ak. Maremagnum - Barcelona, España
2008 - Amarillo Kaf’ak. Sala Ecus - Barcelona, España
2006 - Expoblogs - National Library of Santiago, Chile. Read Less
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