Daniel Jacoby

B. 1985, Lima - Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Daniel Jacoby is a visual artist and filmmaker. Fascinated by the intricacies of the human condition, he makes films that portray characters, communities or social practices from inventively tangential perspectives. In his sculptural practice, Jacoby recurrently navigates the tension between his youthful idealization of Western progress in Peru and his adult awareness of the imperialist systems underpinning it since he migrated to Europe. In both films and installations, visual elements borrowed from the Global South help construct a suggestive visual language, imbued with elements from his personal narrative.