Jacobus Capone

Born: Perth, Western Australia

2004-2007 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University, WA


Solo Exhibitions/ Performance


2018     double enigma, michael bugelli gallery, hobart

2017      Forgiving Night for Day,  Perth Institute of Contemporary Art as part of Perth International Arts Festival

2016      Gestures & Presence-with Madison Bycroft , The LockUp, Newcastle 

2016      Pneuma, 24/SEVEN Screen, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, Australia 

2016      Volta, Success, Perth

2015      Dark Learning, PS Artspace, Perth

2015      First Forgive the Silence, Boya Quarry

2014      S  a  u  d  a  d  e, Momentum, Berlin

2014      Dark Learning (act 4), Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

2013      Qaulia, MOANA, Perth

2013      Towards a Meridian, Soapbox Gallery, New York

2013      The Hallucination in Common, Clock Tower Plaza, New York 

2013      Foreign Fado, Cross Gallery, Taipei

2013      Vestiges and Voids, Attic Gallery THAV, Taipei

2013      The Reparation of the Heart, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

2012      Uncertain Vigil, Peloton, Sydney 

2012      The Reparation of the Heart, Metro Arts, Brisbane.

2012      The Wound and its Shadow, Invorio, Italy

2011      saudade, Suomenlinna, Finland

2011      the calm nocturne through close white touch, Valssaamo, The cable factory, Helsinki Finland

2011      in return (the nostalgias), HIAP project space Helsinki, Finland

2011      on dislocation and disillusion/teaching two limbs the idea of time, free range gallery, Perth

2010      Nine Prayers for Palomar, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2010      shifted line, Woolsheds, Albany

2010      A work for a Mountain, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany

2009      Interlude, free range gallery, Perth

2009      disquiet, kurb gallery, Northbridge

2007      To love, Walking from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, to pour water from the Indian ocean into the Pacific . Crossing Australia by foot (6 month performance)

2006      A work for an un-named Island, Hyde Park, Perth

2006      énoncé, ceased talking from 23rd of April – 23rd October (6 month performance)


Selected Group Exhibitions


2017      Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 

2017      Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia

2017      TRACK, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide Fringe Festival 

2016      John Stringer Prize, Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth 

2016      Streetlight, Roman Susan, Chicago, USA 

2016      NEW16, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art 

2016      Fleurieu Art Prize (finalist), Samstag Museum, Adelaide 

2016      All-Seeing Eyes by the Beige Garden Bed, Pet Projects, Perth

2016      Stations of the Cross, Bunbury Regional Art galleries.

2015      Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award (finalist), National Portrait Gallery Australia

2015      Aalborg Surreal, Denmark

2015      Dong Gang Photo Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2015      Pica Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2015      BEIGE, HEREArt, New York, USA

2015      Here and Now 15, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth

2015      Frames, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik

2015      City of Joondalup invitation art award (finalist), Perth

2014      Video Snack 3(Video Cure), The Print Shop, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

2014      Enduring Parallels, The Lockup Cultural Centre, Newcastle

2014      74:09, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA 

2014      Homecoming, Flux Factory, New York 

2014      Engage, M Contemporary, Sydney 

2014      Freedman Foundation Scolarship Exhibition, COFA Gallery, Sydney 

2014      CLIP Awards (Finalist), Perth Centre for Photography 

2014      Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA

2014      Panorama, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth

2014      High Visibility, City of Perth

2014      Eggtooth, Spectrum Project Space, Perth

2014      Fokus 2014, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Denmark

2013      Speculative Identities, Atelierhof Kreuzberg,Berlin

2013      Brer Art week, Milan, Italy

2013      Aurora, Light of Convergence, Dallas Texas

2013      Thirteen Video Art Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

2013      The Present Tense of Space, Lintroller, Brooklyn, New York

2013      Small Wonder, Ground floor gallery, New York 

2013      Ransom, Wayfarers, New York 

2013      In Memory of a Once Fluid Man, Ok Gallery, Perth

2012      Build me a city, Australian Experimental Art Foundation

2012      Freedman Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2012      AKMO, Eventinove, Borgomanero, Italy

2012      the Conservatorium, Paper Mountain, Perth

2011      European Performance Art Festival and Performance Platform Lublin, Poland

2011      Crash, Free Range Gallery, Perth

2011      City of Perth Light Locker Art Space, Grand Lane, Perth

2010      deepening the game, John Buckley gallery, Melbourne

2009      gone in no time (gone in no time), Australian Experimental Arts Foundation Adelaide

2006      A4 Reunion, Westspace, Melbourne


Awards, Grants and Residencies


2018      Galleri Svalbard, Residency, Svalbard 

2017      Research and Development grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth

2017      Individual Arts Project, Australia Council for the Arts

2017      Academy of Arts Inveresk, Residency, Launceston

2017      Upernavik Museum, Residency, Greenland

2016      Villa Ruffieux Residency, Valais, Switzerland 

2016      John Stringer Prize (winner), Kerry Stokes collection, Perth

2016      Hanger, Residency Lisbon, Portugal

2016      Individual Development Grant, Australian Council for the Arts

2016      Research and Development Grant, Ian Potter Cultural Trust

2016      Skills and Development Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth

2015      Listhus Residency,Ólafsfirði

2015      SIM Residency, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik

2015      Skills and Development Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth

2014      Fremantle Art Centre Residency

2014      Artflight grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth

2014      SIM residency, Reykjavik

2013      DCA skills and development Grant

2013      New Work, Early Career Grant, Australian Council for the Arts

2013      Treasure Hill Artist Village Fellowship, , Taipei

2013      Flux Factory, NewYork, studio residency

2013      Nes Residency, Iceland, studio residency

2012      Akmo studio residency(big bang projects), Invorio, Italy

2012      NAVA Freedman Foundation traveling Art scholarship

2011      Helsinki Studio Residency (Skills and Arts Development) Australian Council for the Arts

2010      Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, studio residency

2010      Mt. Romance Centennial Art Prize (winner)

2010      Vancouver Arts Center studio residency, Albany.


Collaborations/ Public Projects


2013      Flux Priority, Museum of the Moving Image, New York

2010      Behind the door, Hiromi Tango, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2006      To love, Walking from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, to pour water from the Indian ocean into the Pacific (Crossing Australia by foot) supported by my sister Gemma




UQ Art Museum, Australia

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia