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12 May 2024


Luis Jacob and Rio Jacob

I AM FULL OF HOLES is a collaboration between Luis Jacob and Rio Jacob, Luis’ 12-year old nephew.

The story is narrated from today’s perspective, understood as being a time of chaos marked by genocide internationally, and locally by attacks on artists and curators.

“I AM FULL OF HOLES” describes my arrival to Toronto from Lima, Peru as a 10-year old child. It progresses by narrating my experiences in various communities—queer activism in the 1980s, artist-run culture in the 1990s, the anarchist community in the early 2000s — leading to the present day.
Along the way, “I AM FULL OF HOLES” describes the ways in which community knowledge engenders a growing sense of collective ethics and artistic responsibility. It is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, and is co-created as a dialogue across generations. It is a labour of love.” -Luis Jacob

I AM FULL OF HOLES takes the form of a graphic novel, published chapter by chapter once a month, starting in May 2024. It will be distributed free of charge at various galleries and artist-run centres in Toronto.

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.

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