Roberto Jacoby

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1944. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jacoby is an active observer of the break points, the cracks which the possibility of the new is filtered by. Disturbing protagonist  of Argentine vanguard, the artist works since the 1960‘s in what then was called “art of medium” or “dematerialized art”. “Something like what is now called conceptual art,” he explains. In the 1970‘s, decided to devote himself also to social investigation. During the Argentine dictatorship, he wrote lyrics that were sung by the influential pop-rock group Virus over ten years. He associates with other artists (“I’ve always worked with other people, one, two, twenty or six hundred”) to create actions and installations that dialogues with the social collective incongruities and fears.