Luis Jacob

2019 Archive

Luis Jacob (born in 1970, Lima, Peru; lives in Toronto, Canada) is an artist and curator. Since participating in documenta 12 (2007), he has achieved an international reputation with exhibitions at The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington, D.C. (2021); the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2019); the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2019), the Toronto Biennial of Art (2019); La Biennale de Montréal (2016); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2015); the Taipei Biennial (2012); the Generali Foundation, Vienna (2011); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); the Kunstverein Hamburg (2008); and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2008).


Luis Jacob at Union Station

Location: Union Station

The View from Here is a two-part installation located in Union Station’s Oak Room and 259 Lake Shore Blvd E. At Union Station, Jacob’s contemporary photographs are paired with the artist’s collection of rare maps and street views, representing different yet overlapping narratives of the same places. The tension between…

Luis Jacob at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

The View from Here is a two-part installation located at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E and Union Station’s Oak Room. Here, Jacob’s extensive collection of rare books, published since 1872, is paired with his contemporary photographs, elucidating different representations of Toronto—a city where the very question of place is deeply…


The View from Here with Simon Vickers

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Simon Vickers researches intersections of public and urban history, focusing on activism across particular neighbourhoods in Toronto and Montreal since the 1960s. For this presentation, Vickers engages with Luis Jacob’s two-part installation The View from Here to initiate dialogues on historical social movements and how the city has been impacted by gentrification, affordability and the role of…

The View from Here with Bonnie Devine

Location: Union Station

In response to various objects in Luis Jacob’s installation The View From Here, Bonnie Devine introduces a surveyor’s transit from her project Circles and Lines: Michi Saagiig, 2018. View-finding instruments have been used since antiquity to mark out, allot, and regulate land, including the land of the Mississauga Nation that…