Jacob just moved to Chicago this fall to teach at DePaul Univesity, where he is the new Animation MFA Chair 🙂 He will do a 1-hour lecture and “reveal” a new painting/video combo at “Club Nutz” 1 night only. Here is a quick sneak peak (below). Then there will be a DJ and possibly more surprises 🙂
Jacob Ciocci (b. 1977, Lexington, KY) is a multimedia artist and musician. Ciocci is a founding member of the influential art collective Paper Rad whose work in the field of net.art––one of contemporary arts’ recent movements of the true avant-garde––helped ignite the genre, and is considered formative to a generation of younger artists whose works deals with the digital. He is also a co-founder of the long running electronic music and performance group, Extreme Animals (see Spotify!). Ciocci has had solo exhibitions with Foxy Productions, New York; Interstate Projects, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto; and And/Or Gallery, Los Angeles. He has exhibited and performed at a range of venues, including MOMA, the New Museum, and the Tate Britain. Recent activities include “One of Those Days,”a solo show in Stavanger, Norway curated by Cory Arcangel, and “Appetite For Destruction” a short essay and video about the recent history of children’s entertainment. Ciocci is also one of the first Google Image results for the phrase “making friends with computers”.