Jacob V Joyce is a multidisciplinary artist using comics, performance and creative interventions to amplify marginalised voices and radical histories as a way to understand the world we live in, specifically referencing black history and LGBTQI struggles and liberation.
Over the next eight months Jacob will develop a series of workshops as part of the Gasworks Participatory Residency Programme: Connecting Communities, using practical art making techniques ranging from comic book and zine making to poetry and song writing as well as large-scale art works in the form of sculptures and murals. Jacob will be working closely with African and Caribbean migrant communities and LGBTQ migrant communities based in Lambeth, Southwark and international communities in Trinidad. Jacob will work closely with the participation evaluators FOTL (Future of the Left) to help develop an evaluation framework for the project.
Jacob's illustrations and comics have been featured in international human rights campaigns and the Guardian Newspaper. Jacob's self published books cover a wide variety of issues that aim to disrupt commercial and community spaces by addressing personal and global instances of systemic oppression. Jacob has been artist in residence in youth centers, homeless shelters, day centers for the elderly and more recently Nottingham Contemporary Gallery (September 2017 & July 2018). Having just finished an MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, Jacob is currently in residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain from September 2018 to July 2019.
Connecting Communities is supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.