Primary Scene: Mexico City, Mexico
Jacob Wick is an improviser, writer, and artist. His work is dedicated to and informed by queer feelings and queer politics.
As an improviser and trumpet player, he has performed in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kennedy Center, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC). He has performed with Matana Roberts, Andrea Neumann, Gerald Cleaver, Katherine Young, Judith Hamann, Toshimaru Nakamura, and others.
As a writer, he has published in print and online, including regular blog posts on Bad at Sports on the artists and art scenes in Los Angeles and Mexico City. He was an associate editor for What We Want is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). He currently runs Reportaje, a blog dedicated to reporting on contemporary art from an infrastructural perspective.
As an artist, he has organized projects in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and the Bay Area. In 2013, with the assistance of The Think Tank that has yet to be named…, he organized Germantown City Hall, a temporary city hall for the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia modeled after 19th-century anarcho-utopian town halls. His work is currently dedicated to developing and holding workshops and working groups.Wick, Jacob