The elements that animate my environments are orchestrated to formulate enigmas. Visually, painting plays the central role, while sound forms the magical and invisible backbone of the scene.

Both my performances and sound sculptures have a distinct musical feature. Dilated Trance and Ambient soundscapes host spoken word poetry. The text is interpreted by digitally altered voices that draw the audience into an immersive listening experience. Costumes, dance and stage structures tactfully reconnect the dialogue between sound and painting.

In my visual language, I am initially inspired by nature, then I am intuitively drawn into psychological investigations. During this process, I try to overcome the personal and autobiographical dimension in order to establish symbolic ties with collective temporality and spirituality. In this perspective, the unconscious dimension is combined with images from my research. I view painting as a formidable device, like a time machine, through which I can reuse and reinterpret the gestures and techniques of the past to continually re-identify myself through diverse means.

Mimicry, disguise and the exercise of impersonation have led me to embrace and internalise contradictions connecting abstraction and figuration, expression and mannerism, illusion and decoration, religion and mundanity. The opportunities for a mise-en-scène lay the foundations of the narrative within my settings.

Jacopo Pagin lives and works in Brussels.





2018 MFA at LUCA, school of art, Brussels

2013 degree at Academy of Fine Arts of Venice

2010/now Member and founder of the project Raskol’nikov www.raskol-nikov.com





South Way Studio, Marseille





"Horizons Perdus" Pavillon Southway, Marseille (solo show)

"Alternating Currents" Parallel Circuit, Teheran

"Le Fou Sauvage" SB34, Brussels (curator)

"Crystal Whisper" Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (solo show)



"Anima Mundi" Abbaye de Saint-Victor, Manifesta XIII, Marseille

"Limbo" Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

“Another Brown World” Edicola Radetzky, Milan  (Solo Show)

“Narcissus?” Base-Alpha Galley, Antwerp



“Mental” Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

“Two of Hearts” SB34 , Brussels  (Curator)

“Here on Earth”. Cunst-link, Brussels  (Solo show)

“Savage”. Galleria Otto Zoo, Milan

“The Good the Purpled the Weird”. HVW8 Gallery, Berlin

“Answers Come In Dreams”. 76.4, Brussels  (Solo show)

“Heat Company IIII”. After Howl, Brussels

“Waterworlds and Liquid Fun”. Chalton Gallery, London

“Velvet Ropes”. Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp

“Une Poesie Contemporane” . La Vallée, Brussels

“GIFC, Got it for Cheap”. Costume House, Toronto + Agnes B Headquarter, Paris + The Hole,

NY + Soil Gallery, Seattle + Western Exhibitions, Chicago + DATELINE , Denver...

Supermarket Art Fair with SB34 space, Copenaghen



“Meeting old Friends”. W139, Amsterdam

“LUX”. Cas-co, Leuven

“To Flower to Flow”. Luca graduation show, Brussels



“GIFC, Got it for Cheap”. The Hole, NYC + Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo + Gallery Steinsland

Berliner, Stockholm + 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA + Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta...

“Studi Festival”. (111), Milan

“Sul Fenomeno”. Fondazione Vignato, Vicenza



“Numen”. CB32, Milan  (Solo show)

“Totem”. Studio Barbara Marsiletti, Vicenza  (Solo show)

“Schwer Horen”. Galerie Herold, Bremen

“NeoDogi”. Oratorio di San Ludovico, Venice

“Di Carta/Papermade, International biennial of paperworks”. Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio



“Thaumàzein”, Castello Malaspina di Massa Carrara  (Duo show)

“L’abito del Male”.  Pinacoteca Civica, Este, Padova



“Credo Quia Absurdum Est”. Complesso Monumentale di S. Silvestro  (Solo show)

“L.I.R.A.”. Urban Center, Bassano del Grappa



“Jacopo Pagin Solo Exhibition”. Laboratorio Alchemico, Turin  (Solo show)

“Corpo Circuito”. Bunker C4 Gallery, Caldogno, Vicenza

“Biennale di Incisione ‘Sandro e Marialuisa Angelini’”. Galleria d’arte Moderna e

Contemporanea di Bergamo



“Jacopo Pagin, Human Be-In”. Fluida Gallery, Venice  (Solo show)

“Fluxus Concerts” in “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata” (performer for Fluxus Events),

Fondazione Prada, Venice

“Foetus Frolics”. Corpo 6 Gallery, Berlin



“GrassRoots”. Magazzini del Sale, Venezia

“Essai(Y)”. Magazzino del Sale3, Accedemia di Belle Arti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa,

Venezia “...Et Noli Contristari”. Chiostro di San Giovanni, Brescia

“Corpo Ex/Posto - De Portesio 2010, International exhibition of Print art”. Fondazione Cominelli,

Brescia; Magazzino del Sale3, Venezia; National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia