Jacobi, Thomas

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Thomas Jacobi



Born in 1959 in Aachen , Germany , I studied Painting and Printmaking in the Academy for Applied Arts in Vienna , Austria . Following a MA degree in 1990 I worked as an artist in Vienna and Taipei.
Now I live and work in Liverpool and Bad Ems, Germany


  I always challenge my concepts, materials and media through the inspiration of new environment and culture

Selected Exhibitions

2007 ” German Garden “, Cenentary Celebration Exhibition, Tongji University , Shanghai , China

  • 2005 “Welcome to China !”, Exhibition and Performance, Rosary Gallery, Fuzhou , China
  • 2005 “Hidden Treasures at Public Places”, LCB Depot, Leicester , UK
  • 2005 “…may contain traces of…”, Leonardo Art Center , Uppingham , UK
  • 2004 “Textures”, Recent Paintings and Prints, The City Gallery, Leicester , UK
  • 2003 “New Abstract Oil Paintings”, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna , Austria
  • 2003 “Interior”, G. Gelbert Showroom, Cologne , Germany
  • 1999 “The Sublime – Attempts of Location Finding”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 1998 and 2002 Solo Exhibitions, German Cultural Center, Taipei , Taiwan
  • 1998 “Paintings in Broken Taiwanese” Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan

Talks and Invited Lectures

  • 2007 “In Search of a New Sincerity”, The Real Thing – Contemporary Art from China, Liverpool Tate, Liverpool, UK
  • 2006 “Contemporary Art Market and Creative Clusters at M50, Shanghai”, Kings College London , UK
  • 2006 “Take a Seat and Have a Cup of Art at M50, Shanghai”, International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Vienna , Austria
  • 2006 “Cleaning the House with Ink”, Artist Talk, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Art Foundation, Bad Ems , Germany
  • 2006 “Recently Working in China “, Artist Talk, Leonardo Art Center , Uppingham School , Uppingham , UK
  • 2005 Invited Lectures, Department of Fine Arts, Wu Yi Shan College, Wu Yi Shan City, China
  • 2005 “The Artist’s Voice between Creation and Interpretation – Intentionality and Distance”, Tate Liverpool Research Forum, Liverpool , UK
  • 2001 Invited Lectures, Department of Fine Arts, Teachers College, Taipei , Taiwan


all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
‘Apple Blossom II’ Oil on Board
‘BING LANG Beauty No I’ Oil on board
‘Cleaning The House With Ink’ performance, Fuzhou, China
‘Eight Fish Painting’ Oil and metal on canvas
‘The Ferryman II’ Oil on canvas
Untitled, light red pigment on paper mounted on scroll