Jimmy Robert (born in France, 1975) is a Brussels-based artist. After graduating from London's Goldsmith's College in 1999 Robert's performances and installations have enjoyed a growing recognition in Europe.
The films, prints, performances and publications by Jimmy Robert gravitate around a common sensibility, marked out by the temporary characteristic of time-based-acts (from private memory to dance and installations) and their appropriation into writing, photography and public media. The analysis of the image-object relation is fundamental to Jimmy Robert in this respect. It is by way of this relation that representation meets yet another time-based physical existence through the act of display and the perception of the spectator. Each of his works questions how a two-dimensional surface ceases to be an image and begins to reach out towards three-dimensionality and objecthood.