Born and based in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative and poetic his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with majestic, sublime landscapes. In 2007, he traversed Australia by foot, in order to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific.
His work has been shown in a range of prestigious solo and group exhibitions, most recently at The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, which housed his solo exhibition, Forgiving Night for Day as part of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival. He was included in Primavera 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, ACCA’s New16, and as a finalist of the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize and has participated in numerous international festivals, fellowships, and residencies and is the recipient of the 2017 Invitational John Stringer Prize. Capone received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Edith Cowan University in 2007.