Daisuke Kosugi

Du kan besøke Daisuke søndag 19. april 12:00—18:00
Adressen til Daisuke sitt atelier er Myntgata 2, (2nd floor, Room 221), 0151 Oslo

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Kosugi constructs seductive scenarios that entail an underlying conflict between personal freedom and systems. Whether by portraying how creativity is mined by the creative industry in a Post-Fordist labour market, or through a narrative of creativity that is not convertible to economic or cultural measures of productivity, Kosugi unpacks these struggles through the lives of individuals. His semi-autobiographical films guide audiences through intimate experiences where the conflict is rendered bodily and emotional. Through layers of fiction and non-fiction, he constructs a self-reflective mode of viewing, a method of storytelling developed from his interest in empathy and the incommunicability of pain.

Film, video, sculpture, installation, performance

A false weight 72dpi stills01
A False Weight (2019), 4K UHD video, 48min
Kosugi meeting uncle yuji still 300dpi 1
Meeting Uncle Yuji (2018), HD video, 40min
The lost dreams of naoki hayakawa stills 72dpi 02
The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa (2016) In collaboration with Ane Hjort Guttu, 16mm scanned to HD video, 25 min
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Leave Fucking <<Society>> Alone (2015), video installation, 4min 30sec

Planlagte prosjekter og utstillinger

2020 Group exhibition, TBA, 22 venues
2021 Group exhibition, TBA, Oslo
2021 Solo exhibition, Volt, Bergen


2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art /Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo
2009 – 2011 Einar Granum kunstfagskole, Oslo
2003 – 2007 Bachelor in Department of Politics, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Tokyo

2018 Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2017 Residency, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
2017 VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, Florence
2017 BAR project, Barcelona
2014 quartier21, Museums Quatier, Vienna

2019 Satellite 12 : “Une fausse pesanteur”, Jeu de Paume, Paris;
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux;
Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico
2019 “En falsk tyngde”, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2016 “Forgive Me For I Am Not Gentle” (with Ina Hagen), INCA Seattle, Seattle
2015 “Dawning of the dance floor”, Podium, Oslo
2014 “Celebration”, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo

2019 “twenty-four-seven”, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2019 “MOVE 2019”, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2018 “Rugged, weathered, above the sea”, Coast Contemporary, Norway
2018 “Juniutstillingen 2018 – Det kollektive hodet, Kunstnerforbundet”, Oslo
2018 “Slow/Fast Cycle”, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm
2017 “Directing the Real. Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s”, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Sala delle Carrozze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence
2017 “The Long Dream of Waking”, Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sarah Wall, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2017 “Department for Work Relations”, curated by Àngels Miralda, Projektraum LS43, Berlin
2017 “#4 MINIBAR: ONE NIGHT ONLY”, UKS (The Young Artists’ Society), Oslo
2017 “I Taste the Future”, LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival) 2017, curated by Heidi Ballet and Milena Hoegsberg, Henningsvær, Norway
2017 “Høstutstillingen 2017”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2017 “The 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial”, curated by Steffen Håndlykken, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2017 “Kosugi / Karpilovski + Nordin”, PlussPluss / Black Box teater, Oslo
2016 “Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling”, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
2016 “The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)”, The 11th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind, Gwangju, South Korea
2016 “Is-slottet and the Flow of Body Spaces”, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
2016 “The Spring Exhibition 2016”, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen
2015 “Østlandsutstillingen 2015”, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
2015 “Daisuke Kosugi / Monica Winther”, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo
2014 “Connecting Sound Etc.”, freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, Museums Quatier, Vienna
2014 “Kunstakademiet i Oslo BA Avgangsutstilling 2014”, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo
2014 “Faces, Surfaces and Interfaces: The Commons and Community”, Cinemateket, Oslo; Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, New York
2012 “Listen to Your city—Listening To Art: A Tower Full of Sound Etc”,
Copenhagen Art Festival; Wundergrund Festival, Knippelsbro, Copenhagen
2012 “The Spring Exhibition 2012”, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen

2019 Oslo World Music festival, Oslo
2019 The 15th Berwick film & media arts festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
2018 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo
2018 Beursschouwburg, Brussels
2017 As part of Høstutstillingen video program. Traveled to: Asker kunstforening; Bømlo Kunstlag; Grimstad Kunstforening; Kunsthall Stavanger; Neadalen Kunstforening; Nesodden Kunstforening; Steinkjer Kunstforening; Stjørdal Kunstforening; Sunnfjord Kunstlag; Trysil Kunstforening; Vestby Kunstforening, Norway
2017 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb Croatia
2017 Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen
2017 The 13th Berwick film & media arts festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
2017 Multiplex Berlin, Berlin
2017 The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad
2017 The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, CA
2017 CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen
2017 FRANK / Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo

2017 The French Prize 2017 awarded by the French Institute of Norway, Høstutstillingen 2017, Oslo
2017 NEW:VISION Award, Special mention, CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen
2016 Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipend, Award nominated, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
2016 The Spring Exhibition 2016, Award nominated, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen

2019 Three-years working grants, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artsts (NBK)
2019 Project support, The Freedom of Expression Foundation Oslo (Fritt Ord)
2019 Project support, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, NBK
2019 Project support, Fond for lyd og bildet, Arts Council Norway
2019 International Support – travel grants, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
2018 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway
2018 Project support, Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens stiftelse for norske bildende kunstnere
2018 Project support, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, NBK
2018 International Support – travel grants, OCA
2017 Two-year working grants for young artists, Arts Council Norway
2017 Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2017 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway
2016 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, one-year working grants, NBK
2016 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway
2016 Grants for artists in the establishment phase, Kulturetaten, The City of Oslo
2015 International Support – travel grants, OCA
2015 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway
2015 Grants for graduates artists, Arts Council Norway
2014 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project support, NBK
2014 FKD grant for academy students – project grants, Oslo National Academy of Arts

2019 “The Floor Is Uneven. Does It Slope?”, edited by Henry Andersen and Laura Herman, Mousse Publishing
2019 “Une fausse pesanteur”, Jeu de Paume, Paris, and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
2016 “Free as in Free…”, INCA Press in collaboration with Publication Studio
2014 “Symzonia – tomheten som verdi”, KOTE #4 – Allmenhetens Rom

2017 “To Do or Not to be”, curated as Louise Dany with FRANK, Kurant, Tromsø
2010 “POSTERS FOR JAPAN”, as part of The support group for Noth-east Japan in Oslo, DogA, Oslo

2016 – Present Co-Founder of Artist-Run-Initiative, Louise Dany, Oslo
2013 Curatorial assistant, mobilizing- media/communication and production team for Goro Tronsmo’s project The Residency by Muscle Temple, 0047, Oslo
2010 Co-founder of the support group for Noth-east Japan in Oslo
2007 – 2009 Risk consultant at AIOI Insurance Company LTD, Tokyo