Susan Jacobs


SUSAN JACOBS, born Sydney Australia 1977, currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Susan Jacobs engages with latent potential inherent in materials and processes of change. Her works evolve through contingency between material experimentation and discursive research, drawings focus to the nuances of physical forces and elemental properties in relation to particular spatial contexts.

Susan has exhibited extensively since 2000, in solo, group and collaborative projects in artist-run spaces, various sites and public galleries. Significant projects include Force Work, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, 2014; Nothing Beside Remains, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, 2013; 7th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2012; 12th Adelaide Biennale, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2012; New10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010; Risk Potential, Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile, 2009.

She has been awarded various grants and awards and has undertaken residencies at Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne, Artspace Sydney, The Wassaic Project New York and The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire USA. In 2016 she will participate in the 32nd São Paulo Bienal, Brazil.

She is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.