Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo 郭展源
(born in Taiwan, 1994)
Memory. Memory is the source of his knowledge, the vehicle in which he approaches the correlation between body, family, pictorial experience, object, and space. Drawing from these memories, the perpetually categorised and designated narratives become identities in progress, the transformation of individual personhood in relation to collective more established entities. Jacky’s artistic practice melds traditional media, such as photography, text, and installation, with site-specific cleaning gestures and spatial installations. He reconfigures the unseen, the spaces that are difficult to clean, exploring scenarios where the paradoxes of intimacy, identity insecurity, estrangement, and the latent violence of patriarchal structure are absurdly captured, exposed, and cleaned.


This website is a work in progress.  
(  ͡ ʘ ͜ʖ  ͡ ʘ)

Enquiries, collaborations, or press, please contact ︎ Jaanyuankuo@gmail.com

Jacky is currently working with/at TENTHAUS, an art collective and artist-run space in Oslo, Norway, probing experimental publishing, photographic documentation, soundscape/voice, and dinner as engagements of collective practices.

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Curriculum Vitae


MFA Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
(Kunstakademiet, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Main Advisor: Maryam Jaffri (2019-20) & Manuel Pelmuş (2020-21)
BFA Applied Arts (Visual Communication Design Group),
Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Professor: Civi Cheng Szu Wei (2016-17)

Solo Exhibition


‘Vi Sees’ (in collaboration with Wei-Ting Zeng), Podium, Oslo, Norway
‘The Location of Tears’, Resepsjonsgalleri, Oslo, Norway
‘Lighter’, Breadbox Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

‘The Backseat Window’, Resepsjonsgalleri, Oslo, Norway

Selected Duo & Group Exhibition


‘SeSiSå (forthcoming)’ (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng), Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway


‘Intersension(al)’, Northing Space, Bergen, Norway
‘GATITAS’, Katten, Oslo, Norway

‘The Great Indoors’, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

Talk, Workshop, Screening & Residency


Workshop, ‘SeSiSå (forthcoming)’ (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng), Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway


Workshop, ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng), Grønland Flerkulturelle eldresenter (Grønland seniorsenter), Oslo, Norway

Lab, ‘Transatlantic Sci-fi is a LAB’, Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway (A LAB proposed by Colombian artist Viviana Cárdenas.

Performative Talk Show (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng), ‘God Kveld Frogner!’ Frognerparken, Oslo, Norway (The show is produced by Kamil Kak and Mac Lewandoski, in cooperation with Kulturetaten, Oslo Kommune)

Summer Residency, ‘Vi Sees’, Podium, Oslo, Norway

Screening, ‘Step Towards’ (in collaboration with JinBin Chen TianYi), prgramme Borgernes Bakgårdskino: Film før Avgang at St. Olavsgate 32
Photobook Workshop, “Artists’ Publishing: Photobooks”, Oslo, Norway Artist ︎ Victoria Browne & Christian Tunge
Screening, ‘Keep It Clean’, Åpentakademi, Oslo, Norway
Cleaning Workshop, ‘Keep It Clean’, Galleri Skylight, Oslo, Norway

Award & Grant


Project Support for Artists in the Establishment Phase (Prosjektstøtte til kunstnere i etableringsfasen), Kulturrådet (Arts Council Noway), Norway

Artist Scholarship from Oslo Municipality’s Crisis Scholarship 2021 (Kunstnerstipend fra Oslo Kommunes Krisepakke), Oslo Municipality (Oslo kommune), BOA (Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus), Norway 

Project Support Autumn 2021 (Prosjektstøtte høst 2021), Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV/ Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond), Norway

Art Student Scholarship 2021 (Kunststudentstipend 2021), Relief Fund for Visual artists (BKH/ Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond), Norway

One-year Studio Grant (Atelierstipend, 2021-22) at Kunstnernes Hus, Fondet for Kunst og Designstudenter (FKDS), Norway

Artist Scholarship, Scholarship for Newly Graduated Artists (Diverse­stipend for Ny­utdannede Kunstnere), Kulturrådet (Arts Council Noway), Norway

Longlist, Photography Portfolio Award 2020 (Fotografis Portfoliopris 2020), Norway
Gold Award, Designer Venture Challenge Project, Taiwan Design Center, Taiwan
Young Pin Design Award (Category: Visual Communication Design), Taiwan Design Center, Taiwan
Young Pin Nomination (Category: Visual Communication Design), Taiwan Design Center, Taiwan

Selected Press & 


‘Porous Image’, an ongoing research paper which was featured in Yu-Shuk Pui Bobby’s project ‘A Corner of Alternative History: Genetic Salon and Her Enemy’, at Unit 12, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
‘Porous Image’, an ongoing research paper which was featured in Yu-Shuk Pui Bobby‘s project ‘A Corner of Alternative History: Genetic Salon and Her Enemy’, at BOA (Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway

‘Kunst til salgs! (text by Lars Elton),’ Billedkunst Nr. 2 2021, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK/ Norske Billedkunstnere)
‘I Don’t Have The Mental Capacity To Fail At Bread Making Right Now’, ?box-magazine (Breadbox Contemporary)
‘Life Photography’, Everyday Object, Issue. 020
‘Bu Shi Mei Shu Xi’, Behance.net & InDesign
‘Communication’, Behance.net & Branding
‘Bu Shi Mei Shu Xi’, Inspire Magazine, No. 9
‘Bu Shi Mei Shu Xi’, BFA Degree Show Publication 2017, Department of Applied Arts, Fu Jen Catholic University
‘Emotion Qualification: Leave and Move’, Design Magazine, No. 185


Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artists’ Society)
Norske Billedkunstnere (Association of Norwegian Visual Artist)

Last Updated: 31 Aug, 2021.
Imprint: Unless otherwise indicated, all materials are copyrighted by Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo.