Bio&CV


︎Artistic Statement


I employ an array of artistic mediums - installation, text, sculpture, photography, sound recording, and collaboration - to delve into indiscernibility, empirical indulgence, and transgenerational representations. Disrupting fragments of personal memory, they capture a shifting narrative identity oscillating between the personal and the individual, simultaneously reflecting the complex interplay of contradiction and collaboration within individual and intergenerational trauma.

My recent works revolve around inner structures of contemporary family spaces, where gender and spatial theories, family rituals, and their underlying psychodynamics take center stage. I explore how domestic lifestyles and interiors presuppose power dynamics and mechanisms of observation between family members, transforming residential space into a stage, a realm of 'domestic drama.'


︎Bio & Contact


Collaborations, freelance inquiries, or press, please contact
︎︎︎Jaanyuankuo@gmail.com︎︎︎Jacky@tenthaus.no
︎︎︎Current studio: Studio 120+122 in Myntgata 2, 0151 Oslo, Norway

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Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo (b. 1994, Taipei, Taiwan) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He graduated with an MFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2021, and a BFA from Fu Jen Catholic University in 2017. His recent works have been included in many exhibitions, among others, at Oslo Kunstforening (Oslo, 2022), Oslo Negativ (Oslo, 2022), Aki Gallery (Taipei, 2022), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, 2022), Tenthaus (Oslo, 2022), Podium (Oslo, 2021), Northing Space (Bergen, 2021). Since 2021, Kuo has been a member of Tenthaus, an art collective and artist-run space in Oslo, where he utilises open-ended publishing and workshop-documenting to further engage in collaborative practice. Together with Tenthaus he will co-curate MOMENTUM 12 (Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art) in Moss opening in June 2023.

︎Curriculum Vitae


︎︎︎Education
2021—2019MFA Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo—KHiO), Norway
2017—2013BFA Applied Arts (Major: Visual Communication Design), Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

︎︎︎Solo Exhibition
2021
Podium, ‘Vi Sees’, Oslo, Norway
Resepsjonsgalleri (KHiO), ‘The Location of Tears’, Oslo, Norway
Breadbox Contemporary (KHiO), ‘Lighter’, Oslo, Norway

2020
Resepsjonsgalleri (KHiO), ‘The Backseat Window’, Oslo, Norway

︎︎︎Duo & Three-person Exhibition
2024
ss space space, TBA, (w/ Sara Wu & Sean Tseng), Taipei, Taiwan
Tenthaus
, ‘Daddy’s Dinner’ (w/ Bobby Shuk-Pui Yu & Jinbin Chen), Oslo, Norway

2022
Oslo Kunstforening (OK), ‘Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling 2022’ (Savings Bank Foundation DNB's Grant Exhibition 2022), Oslo, Norway
Loftet (Kunstnernes Hus), ‘Interface’ (w/ Eirik Melstrøm), Oslo, Norway
Tenthaus, ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng), Oslo, Norway

2020Uncanny Valley (Online Exhibition), ‘The Moment You Told Me You Wanted to Experience It, I Thought About Giving You That Experience 2.0’ (w/ Jinbin Chen)
White Box, ‘The Moment You Told Me You Wanted to Experience It, I Thought About Giving You That Experience’ (w/ Jinbin Chen), Oslo, Norway

︎︎︎Selected Group Exhibition
2023
Tegnetriennalen 2023 (Drawing triennial 2023), ‘All That Lies Between’, Tegnerforbundet (The Norwegian Drawing Association), Oslo, Norway
2022 Oslo Negativ, ‘RIKDOM - Makt, Mangfold og Kontraster’, 
Gamle Deichmanske Biblioteket (The Old Library), Oslo, Norway
Aki Gallery, ‘Y.E.S. Taiwan IX’ (Young Emerging Stars of Taiwan IX), Taipei, Taiwan
2021
Northing Space, ‘Intersension(al)’, Bergen, Norway
Kiosk Katten, ‘GATITAS’, Oslo, Norway
Kunstnernes Hus, ‘The Great Indoors’, Oslo, Norway

2020
Low Standards Oslo, ‘XMAS xoxo’, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Seilduken (KHiO), ‘Work The Muscle’, Oslo, Norway
Akademirommet 
(Kunstnernes Hus), ‘Hinne’, Oslo, Norway

2019
Markveien 35B, ‘The Here and Now’, Oslo, Norway
2017 Taiwan Design Museum, ‘Young Designers’ Group Exhibition 2017’, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei World Trade Center, ‘Young Designers’ Exhibition 2017’, Taipei, Taiwan

︎︎︎Award
2022
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB (The Savings Bank Foundation DNB) & Oslo Kunstforening (OK), Nominated Finalist of ‘Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling 2022’ (Savings Bank Foundation DNB's Prize Exhibition 2022), Norway
2021S-An Cultural Foundation, ‘S-An Aesthetics Award 2021’ (Category: Plastic Arts), Taiwan
Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond—BKH (The Relief Fund for Visual Artists), ‘Kunststudentstipend 2021’ (Art Student Scholarship 2021), Norway
Fondet for Kunst og Designstudenter—FKDS (Fund for Art and Design Students), ‘Kunstnernes Hus Atelier­programmet 2021—2022’ (Kunstnernes Hus Artists’ Studio Program 2021—2022), Norway
2020Magasinet Fotografi, Longlist of ‘Fotografis Portfoliopris 2020’ (Photography Portfolio Award 2020), Norway
2017Taiwan Design Center, Gold Award of ‘Designer Venture Challenge Project’ (w/ Shu-Shan Chen & Yihan Liao), Taiwan
Taiwan Design Center, Young Pin Design Award (Category: Visual Communication Design) of ‘Young Designers’ Exhibition’ (w/ Shu-Shan Chen & Yihan Liao), Taiwan

︎︎︎Residency
2022—2021
Kunstnernes Hus, ‘Atelier­programmet 2021—2022’ (Artists’ Studio Program 2021—2022), Oslo, Norway
2021
Podium, ‘Vi Sees’, Oslo, Norway
Kunstnernes Hus, ‘The Great Indoors’, Oslo, Norway

︎︎︎Grant
2023
Kulturdirektoratet (Arts Council Norway), ‘Prosjektstøtte til kunstnere i etableringsfasen’ (Project Support for Artists in the Establishment Phase), Norway
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond—BKV (Norwegian Visual Artists Fund), ‘Prosjektstøtte vår 2023’ (Project Support Spring 2023), Norway
Den kulturelle skolesekken—DKS
(The Cultural Schoolbag Norway), Project Support (w/ Wei Ting Zeng & Montserrat Llampallas), Vestfold and Telemark County Council, Norway

2022Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond—BKV (Norwegian Visual Artists Fund), ‘Prosjektstøtte høst 2022’ (Project Support Autumn 2022), NorwayOslo Kommune (Oslo Municipality), ‘Ettårig subsidiert arbeidslokale 2022—2023’ (One-year Subsidized Studio 2022—2023), Norway
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond—BKV (Norwegian Visual Artists Fund), ‘Ettårig stipendtildelinger 2022’ (One-year Scholarship 2022), Norway

2021
Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway), ‘Prosjektstøtte til kunstnere i etableringsfasen’ (Project Support for Artists in the Establishment Phase), Norway
Oslo Kommune (Oslo Municipality), ‘Kunstnerstipend fra Oslo kommunes krisepakke’ (Artist Scholarship from Oslo Municipality’s Crisis Package 2021), Norway
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond—BKV (Norwegian Visual Artists Fund), ‘Prosjektstøtte høst 2021’ (Project Support Autumn 2021), Norway
Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway), ‘Diverse­stipend for ny­utdannede kunstnere’ (Miscellaneous Scholarship for Newly Graduated Artists), Norway

︎︎︎Public Engagement
2023ss space space, Selected Reading Room Installation, ‘Interface ②’, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Momentum 12 (the 12th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art), Live Programmes ‘Daddy’s Dinner’ (w/ Bobby Shuk-Pui Yu & Jinbin Chen), Moss, Norway
Oslo Open 2023, Open Studio & Selected Guided Tour (w/ Nøkkel til byen & trAP), Myntgata 2 (Studio 120+122), Oslo, Norway
Oslo Kunstforening (OK), Exhibition Walk-through (w/ Humanistskolen) & Artist Talk of ‘Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling 2022’ (Savings Bank Foundation DNB's Grant Exhibition 2022), Oslo, Norway
2022
Post Design Festival 2022, Artist Talk (w/ Valentina Martinez), Grafill, Oslo, Norway
Documenta 15, Participatory Workshop (w/ Tenthaus & Gudskul), Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Oslo Open 2022, Open Studio, Kunstnernes hus (Atelier 1), Oslo, Norway
Radio Tenthaus, Talk Radio ‘On SeSiSå Part One’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng & Montserrat Llampallas), Oslo, Norway
Tenthaus, Workshop, ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng), Oslo, Norway
2021 Grønland Flerkulturelle Eldresenter (Grønland Senior Center), Workshop, ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng), Oslo, Norway
Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst—BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts), Discursive Dinner (w/ Tenthaus), Bergen, Norway
Paviljongen på Utsikten (Frogner Park), Performative Talk Show ‘God Kveld Frogner!’ (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng, Kamil Kak & Mac Lewandoski), Oslo, Norway
Borgernes Bakgårdskino (The Citizen’s Backyard Cinema), Screening ‘Step Towards’ (w/ Jinbin Chen), Oslo, Norway
2019 Åpent Akademi 2019 (Open Academy 2019), Screening ‘Keep It Clean’, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Oslo, Norway
Galleri Skylight (KHiO), Workshop ‘Keep It Clean’, Oslo, Norway

︎︎︎Professional Contribution
2023 Co-curator (w/ Tenthaus), ‘Momentum 12: Together As To Gather’, Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Co-curator (w/ Tenthaus), Tegnetriennalen 2023 (Drawing triennial 2023), Oslo, Norway
Present—2021Responsible for Publishing and Photographic Documentation, Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway
Present—2019
Membership, Unge Kunstneres Samfund—UKS (Young Artists’ Society) & Norske Billedkunstnere—NBK (Association of Norwegian Visual Artists), Oslo, Norway

︎︎︎Selected Press & Publication
2022
Peter-André Hegg, ‘Konkurrerer om kjempestipend’ on Subjekt
Line Ulekleiv, ‘Kald, mekanisk vind’ in Kunstavisen
Eirik Zeiner-Henriksen, ‘Vekstlyset på’ on Kunstkritikk
Tenthaus, ‘Artist collective Tenthaus to curate twelfth edition of the biennale’ on e-flux

Xin Li, ‘Der kunsten skapes: Bli med inn på Norges største kunstfestival’ on NRK News (NRK nyheter)

2021
Lars Elton, ‘Kunst til salgs!’ in ‘Billedkunst Nr. 2 2021’, Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (Norske Billedkunstnere—NBK)
2020Breadbox Contemporary, ‘I Don’t Have The Mental Capacity To Fail At Bread Making Right Now’ in ‘?box-magazine’2019
Yu Ting, ‘Life Photography’ in ‘Issue. 020’ on Everyday Object
2017 Behance, ‘Bu Shi Mei Shu Xi’ in ‘InDesign’ (w/ Shu-Shan Chen & Yihan Liao) on Behance
Behance, ‘Communication’ in ‘Branding’ (w/ Shu-Shan Chen & Yihan Liao) on Behance
Inspire Magazine, ‘Bu Shi Mei Shu Xi’ in ‘issue No. 9’ (w/ Shu-Shan Chen & Yihan Liao), Inspire Magazine
2015Design Magazine, ‘Emotion Qualification: Leave and Move’ in ‘issue No. 185’, Design Magazine

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