Born 1979 in USA. Works and lives in Brussels.
Jakup Auce is profoundly intrigued by the portraying of the visage and the narratives of character-making, generating series of personages that wander inside a retro sci-fi, from glam to cryogenisation, around a theatre of living mechanical puppets. An army of beautiful monsters are the fable of the artist and his surroundings: the embryonic sexuality of nature as the social construct of identity - ?Pas pour ceux qui ont pris les cockrings pour des ronds des serviettes?. Auce has exhibited in In Extenso (FR), Komplot (BE), Inside 15 (BE), Island (BE) and IMT Gallery (UK); he is represented by Nosbaum Reding and Trampoline.
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
École de Recherche Graphique, Brussels, BE
Solo show, Cinnamon, Rotterdam, NL
Trust: The Exchange, curated by Sonia Dermience, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, GL STRAND, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, and Overgaden, Copenhaguen, DK
Group show, Cinnamon, Rotterdam, NL
Lazy Boy, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg, LU
Art at the End of the Social, Trampoline, Antwerp, BE
Fell in love with the wolf, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Trailers for the Future, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liège, BE
Obliteration Devices, ImageTextMusic Gallery, London, UK
Strawberry Sausages, curated by Alberto García del Castillo and Agata Jastrzabek, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg, LU
Acid Rain, curated by Aline Bouvy and Xavier Mary, Island, Brussels, BE
Splash, Can And Cock, curated by Sonia Dermience and Alberto García del Castillo, Komplot, Brussels, BE
Inside 15, curated by Jean Paul Jacquet, Brussels, BE