Mogens Jacobsen

  • Artist

Mogens Jacobsen (born 1959, Rome, Italy) is a Danish artist who since the beginning of the 1990s has been working with electronic art. He was the co-founder of Artnode ( in 1995, the first Danish art group focusing on the Internet. After working as a Danish pioneer of net art, he has since 2001 left the screen and the personal computer as his medium for expression, to primarily work with artifacts, objects and installations with electronic and algorithmic components, often with telematic and network connectedness as central elements. He has especially worked with a critical, satirical gaze on machines as cultural aesthetic phenomena and as images on functionalistic ontologies. His works appear as parafunctional machines with references to technological instruments or test equipment from (older) laboratories. But on a closer look, the interfaces reveal themselves as materialised representations of unusual themes or functions.

He has exhibited in a number of correlations. Latest exhibitions include: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Central House of Artists, Moskva; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe; PiST///, Istanbul; Re-Public, Beijing; Utzon Centeret, Aalborg; Ars Electronica, Linz; Musica Impulscentrum, Neerpelt; NOtCH, Beijing; ARoS, Aarhus; Shanghai eARTS, Shanghai; Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde; Muziekgebouw/OBA, Amsterdam; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Furthermore, he has written about digital electronic culture on several occasions. His published books include: Re_Action: The Digital Archive Experience (together with M. Søndergaard), Aalborg Universitetsforlag (2009); We love your computer (artnode), The Royal Danish Art Academy’s publishing house, (2008); Get Real, (ed. M. Søndergaard), Informations Forlag/George Braziller (2005).        



Mogens Jacobsen: 360, 2014