Fortuna cigarettes are one of Spain’s biggest exports. They are also the first cigarette the artists’ father gave her to smoke whilst on holiday in the Costa Blanca. Jacobs smoked a pack of 20 Fortuna cigarettes which were then 3d scanned and printed in 9c gold. Britain is the leading source market of Spanish beach tourism. The Costa Blanca was and still is the most popular holiday region, with Benidorm being the most visited destination by British tourists.
Candice Jacobs is an artist & lecturer of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, currently based between London and Nottingham. Using her practice as an autobiographical exploration of what affects the development of our individual and collective consciousness, she creates works that investigate how our sense of self is shaped by systems that affect cognitive production. Jacobs is also the co-founder of One Thoresby Street (www.onethoresbystreet.org) a collective of artists, art spaces and studios; a co-founder of Moot (www.mootgallery.org) and is currently an Advisor and recent Near Now Studio member (www.nearnow.org.uk).
Recent and selected exhibitions and projects include Keep Calm and Stay Foam [psychophysical treatment], curated by artist Luca Pozzi, Studi Festival, Milan; The Iternal Internet Brother + Sisterhood(a project by Angelo Plessas), Sri Lanka; Sweet Talk: The Archaic Rites (collaboration with Erica Scourti) Near Now, Nottingham; Unproductive Freedom (solo) Vitrine Gallery, London; Postscript Camden Arts Centre, London; Material Art Fair (solo) with Cactus (Liverpool), Mexico City.
Between 2013-2015 Candice also presented four significant projects with Syson Gallery, including her solo exhibition Pleasure Voyage; Golden Sunrise, an online incarnation of her curatorial project Sleeping Upright at Antenna Media Centre and Trance and Tranquility in collaboration Nottingham Contemporary. In 2015 she took part in The Manchester Contemporary with the gallery.