posts by Jacob C Hammes

Jacob C Hammes is an Interdisciplinary artist, arts organizer, and educator based in Philadelphia.  Working primarily in sculpture, drawing, and sound, Hammes’ work explores themes of late capitalist anxieties and how we constitute ourselves as individuals within a backdrop of time/labor precarity.  Recently he has moved into comedy and joke writing with his 2020 book entitled “101 Jokes About the Working Class,” a collection of (mostly) Leftist jokes and illustrations, and ‘The Grand Ballroom of Doom” a biweekly comic strip depicting the brutality of late stage capitalism as absurdist comedy.  Hammes holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Tyler School of Art.  He is the director and curator of Pilot+Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Philadelphia, and teaches at Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts.  Hammes has shown at at spaces such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, The Hills Aesthetic Center, Temple Contemporary, The Hyde Park Art Center, the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland, Information Space, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 

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