Lives in Montréal (Canada).
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation and Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize (1998), Individualism Was A Mistake (2008), The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011) and Every Song I’ve Ever Written (2013). International collaborations include: a stage adaptation of the 1954 Wolfgang Koeppen novel Der Tod in Rom (Sophiensaele, Berlin, 2007), An Anthology of Optimism (co-created with Pieter De Buysser / Campo, Ghent, 2008), Big Brother Where Art Thou? (a project entirely on Facebook co-created with Lene Berg / OFFTA / PME-ART, 2011) and No Double Life For The Wicked (co-created with Tori Kudo / The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan, 2012.) He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.
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Rich and Poor
Jacob Wren, Rich and Poor, 2016. Book, ink, paper, 13 x 20 cm, 184 p., language : English, publisher : BookThug, ISBN : 9781771662383.
Families Are Formed Throu...
Jacob Wren, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, 2007. Book, ink, paper, 14.2 x 19.8 cm, 124 p, language: English (also translated into French: La famille se crée en copulant), publisher: Pedlar Press, ISBN: 1897141122 (ISBN13: 9781897141120).
Authenticity Is a Feeling...
Jacob Wren, Authenticity Is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART, 2018. Artist Novel, ink, paper, 13.33 x 20.32 cm, English, 304 pages, ISBN: 9781771663892.
Jacob Wren, Unrehearsed Beauty, 1998. Book, ink, paper, 13.5 x 18.3 cm, 92 p, language: English (also translated into French: Le Génie des Autres), ISBN: 1552450376 (ISBN13: 9781552450376).
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Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra