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Jaco Sieberhagen

Jaco is a South African sculptor specializing in creating sculptures of people, animals and scenes from nature using metal, wood and glass.


His signature metal figures are almost always depicted in a silhouette style, using laser-cutting techniques.

Jaco has exhibited extensively in locations around the world, including Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and the USA.


His works form part of an impressive number of public and private collections around the world.


Available Works


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Jaco was born in 1961 in Victoria West, South Africa. He considers the thought-provoking question American writer, James Baldwin asked in his book about American history: “Which of us has overcome his past?”, to have become an important one considering the present realities in South Africa and the world at large.

Jaco usually creates sculptures of people and animals using wood, metal, and glass. His metal figures are almost always depicted in a silhouette style, using laser-cutting techniques. The wood in his sculptures is usually found and collected driftwood.

He describes the scenes he creates as "landscapes of the mind."

Selected Exhibitions


  • 2019     Human&Nature Zhengzhou Sculpture Exhibition, Zhengzhou, China

  • 2016     Group Exhibition, Imago Mundi, Pratt Institute of Brooklyn (New York), USA

  • 2015     Group Exhibition, Imago Mundi, Fondazione Isola di San Giorgio Moggiore, Venizia, Italy

  • 2014     20 Years of Democracy, Turchin Centre for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, North Carolina,
                USA,  2015 Pretoria Art Museum,  2015 University of Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg

  • 2014     South African Luciano Benetton canvases at Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy

  • 2012     Tee Party Berlin, The Wye, Berlin, Germany

  • 2011     In Family Unity – Unity of the world, (Traveling Group Exhibition) Moscow State Institute of International
                 Relations (University), Moscow, Russia

  • 2010     In Family Unity – Unity of the world, (Traveling Group Exhibition) Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

  • 2007     Galerie Art'et Miss, Paris, France (Group Exhibition)

  • 2006     Salon d'Art Nature-Animaux, Paris, France (Group Exhibition)

  • 2005     Salon d'Art Nature-Animaux, Espace Champerret, Paris, France (Group Exhibition)

  • 2005     Galerie Art'et Miss, Paris, France (Group exhibition)

  • 2004     Africa Heritage 2004, 5th Biennale of PACA in Enugu, Nigeria

  • 2004     Overcoming Maps 3, Traveling Exhibition, PACA, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana

  • 2002     Africa Heritage 2002, 4th Biennale of the Pan-Africa Circle of Artist (PACA) in Lagos, Nigeria

  • 2002     2002 International Art Contest, Australia

  • 2001     Science Art Society International Sculpture exhibition, Boston, USA



  • 2020     Jan Marais Nature Reserve, South Africa

  • 2019     Linthwaite, England

  • 2019     Zhengzou, China 

  • 2019     Spica, Milan, Italy

  • 2019     Leeu Estates, Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2019     Max Towers, New Delhi, India

  • 2018     Quénet Arcade, Worcester, South Africa

  • 2018     Changchun, China

  • 2018     Linthwaite, Lake District, England

  • 2018     Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2017     Hacienda Building, Durban, South Africa

  • 2017     Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2017     City of Johannesburg Council Chambers, South Africa

  • 2017     Indaba, Leeu Estates, Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2016     La Petit Dauphiné, Franschhoek, South Africa

  • 2015     Quénet Arcade, Worcester

  • 2014     Jan S Marais Park, Stellenbosch

  • 2011     Ron Kaplan Sculpture Park, Australia

  • 2011     Dongshih Forest Culture park, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2010     Changchun International Automotive Park, China

  • 2009     Ron Kaplan Sculpture Park, Australia

  • 2009     Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi

  • 2008     Hollard Head Office, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2007     Sculpture Park in Erdaobaihe (Baihe), North Eastern China

  • 2006     Deneys Reitz Attorneys , Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2005     Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2004     Jan Cilliers Primary School, Johannesburg, South Africa



  • 2019     2019 “Human and Nature”  Zhengzhou International Sculpture Exhibition, China

  • 2018     19th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, China

  • 2011     Centennial International Wood Carving Event, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2010     11th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, China

  • 2007     1st China Erdaobaihe International Sculpture Symposium, China



  • December 2004-January 2005 Cité internationale des arts in Paris, France

Selected Public Collections

  • Dongshih Forestry Bureau (Taiwan)

  • Linthwaite Collection (England)

  • Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy)

  • Max Towers Collection (India)

  • Nando's United Kingdom Collection

  • Pan African Circle of Artists Collection Enugu (Nigeria)

  • Sanlam Collection (South Africa)

  • South African Constitutional Court Collection (South Africa)

  • Ellerman House Collection (South Africa)

  • Sasol Collection (South Africa)

  • Hollard Collection (South Africa)

  • Iziko Museums - Slave Lodge Cape Town (South Africa)

  • Rand Merchant Bank Collection (South Africa)

  • ATKV Collection (South Africa)

  • Sasol Gas Collection (South Africa)

  • Cell-C Collection (South Africa)

  • Hugo Naude Art Gallery Worcester (South Africa)

  • Development Bank of South Africa Collection (South Africa)

  • University of the Free State Collection (South Africa)

  • Spier Arts Trust (South Africa)

  • Johannesburg Library (South Africa)

  • Quenvest Collection (South Africa)

  • St Lorient Collection (South Africa)

  • Leeu Collection (South Africa)

  • University of Stellenbosch Collection (South Africa)

  • Jan Marais Nature Reserve (South Africa)

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