Events > Edition Launch

18 Jun. 2005

Edition launch for Miguel Jacob and Luis Jacob's Household Fame

Luis Jacob and Miguel Jacob
2 pm - 5 pm

Art Metropole presents a new fundraising edition launch on Saturday June 18th.

The edition, titled Household Fame is a collaboration between Luis Jacob and the photographer Miguel Jacob, a color photograph 14 × 11 inches in an edition of 30, signed and numbered by the two brothers. challenged viewers to send in images of themselves, dressed in extraordinary costumes honouring the legacy of the great cultural iconoclast Leigh Bowery. Miguel Jacob (with Luis Jacob) won the competition with this image.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Miguel Jacob worked as an English and French teacher both in Canada and France before starting his career in photography in 2004 without any formal training. Household Fame was one of the four photographs selected by stylist and judge Simon Foxton as part of a Leigh Bowery competition organized by SHOWstudio in November 2004.

Luis is one of great young stars from the Queen Street West milieu, an extraordinary artist, activist and animateur. His activities span a range from artist and curator to dazzling performer (with the Hidden Cameras, for example). If you are in Toronto, don’t miss his installation at the Sculpture Garden, which just opened.

Art Metropole thanks the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, as well as private donors for their support.

Luis Jacob is a Peruvian-born Toronto-based artist and curator whose work destabilizes conventions of viewing and invites a collision of meanings. He studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Since his participation in documenta 12, Kassel, 2007, he has achieved an international reputation with exhibitions at venues such as: Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 2019; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2019; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2018; Museion Bolzano, 2017; La Biennale de Montréal, 2016; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, 2015; Taipei Biennial, 2012; Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2011; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 2010; Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2008; and Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2008.

Miguel Jacob is a Toronto-based photographer, born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 2010, Miguel’s photograph of model Coco Rocha won the award for Best Magazine cover at the P & G Beauty Awards. His work has been exhibited at the Alison Milne Gallery, and Birch Libralato Gallery (in collaboration with Luis Jacob, Art Metropole, and ONE800 Gallery). His clients include FASHION Magazine, Chatelaine, GLOW, Canada’s Next Top Model, Bayview Village, Square One, Dufferin Mall, The Bay, Style Her Famous, Foster’s Group, Universal Records, and Warner Brothers. Some of the celebrities/personalities that he has photographed include Michael Bublé, Sass Jordan, Mia Kirshner, Kate Voegele, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Kreesha Turner.

  1. Miguel Jacob, Luis Jacob - Household Fame