Jakob Jakobsen

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Jakob Jakobsen (1965, Copenhagen) is a visual artist, educator and activist. He was part of the Copenhagen Free University (2001-2007), an artist-run institution dedicated to the production of critical consciousness and poetic language through alternative forms of collective knowledge production. Influential in the art-activist community, the Copenhagen Free University has inspired the genesis of numerous other alternative education spaces around the world. Jakobsen also co-founded the trade union Young Art Workers (UKK) in 2002 and the artist run television station tv-tv (2005-2008). He was professor at the Funen Art Academy from 2006 to 2012. In 2016, he founded the Hospital Prison University Archive, a research-based archive space and radio station in Copenhagen.


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