Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo 郭展源
(b. 1994, Taipei, Taiwan)
The root of his knowledge is memory, the vehicle in which Jacky correlates between body, family, pictorial experience, object, and space. Drawing from these memories, perpetually categorised and designated narratives become identities in progress; the transformation of individual personhood in relation to collective rather than established entities.

Jacky's artistic practice melds traditional media such as installation, photography, sound, and text with atypical scrutinies of scents, liquids, recordings, site-specific (cleaning, experimental publishing) gestures. By employing the (im)material, and the intimate, gentle touch of storytelling to his installations, he confers a subtle access to a harder inquiry of the scenarios: the paradoxes of intimacy, memory, affective empathy, identity insecurity, and the latent violence of the patriarchal structure which permeates his visions and our society.

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

Enquiries, collaborations, or press, please contact ︎
Jacky@tenthaus.no

Curriculum Vitae


Education

2021—2019
MFA Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
(Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo), Norway

2017—2013 
BFA Applied Arts (Major: Visual Communication Design),
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Solo Exhibition

2021

Podium, ‘Vi Sees’, Oslo, Norway
Resepsjonsgalleri, ‘The Location of Tears’, Oslo, Norway
Breadbox Contemporary, ‘Lighter’, Oslo, Norway

2020
Resepsjonsgalleri, ‘The Backseat Window’, Oslo, Norway

Selected Duo & Group Exhibition

2022

Oslo Kunstforening (OK), Forthcoming Three-person Exhibition, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB's Grant Exhibition 2022 (Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling 2022), Oslo, Norway
Aki Gallery, Forthcoming Group Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

Loftet (Kunstnernes Hus), Forthcoming Duo Exhibition (w/ Eirik Melstrøm), Oslo, Norway
Tenthaus, ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng), Oslo, Norway

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, ‘Work The Muscle’, Oslo, Norway
Akademirommet, ‘Hinne’, Oslo, Norway

Uncanny 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

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” (YODEX 2017), Taipei, Taiwan

Residency

2021

Podium, Oslo, Norway

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

Talk, Workshop & Screening 

2022

Oslo Open 2022, Forthcoming Open Studio at Atelier 1 (Kunstnernes hus), Oslo, Norway

Radio Tenthaus, Talk Radio ‘On SeSiSå Part One’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng and Montserrat Llampallas), Oslo, Norway

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

2021

Grønland Senior Center (Grønland Flerkulturelle Eldresenter), Workshop ‘SeSiSå’ (w/ Wei Ting Zeng), Oslo, Norway

BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts), Discursive Dinner ‘Playful Meal’ (w/ Tenthaus), Bergen, Norway

Paviljongen på Utsikten (Frognerparken), Performative Talk Show ‘God Kveld Frogner!’ (w/ Wei-Ting Zeng, Kamil Kak, Mac Lewandoski), Oslo, Norway

The Citizen’s Backyard Cinema (Borgernes Bakgårdskino), Screening ‘Step Towards’ (w/ JinBin Chen), Oslo, Norway
2019
Open Academy 2019 (Åpent Akademi 2019), Screening ‘Keep It Clean’, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Skylight, Workshop ‘Keep It Clean’, Oslo, Norway

Award 

2022
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Oslo Kunstforening, ‘Finalist’ of the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB's Grant Exhibition 2022 (Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling 2022), Norway

2021


S-An Cultural Foundation, ‘S-An Aesthetics Award 2021’ (Category: Plastic Arts), Taiwan

The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond—BKH), ‘Art Student Scholarship 2021’ (Kunststudentstipend 2021), Norway

Fund for Art and Design Students (Fondet for Kunst og Designstudenter—FKDS), One-year ‘Artists’Studio Program 2021—2022’ (Atelier­programmet 2021—2022) at Kunstnernes Hus, Norway

2020
Magasinet Fotografi, ‘Longlist’ of the Photography Portfolio Award 2020 (Fotografis Portfoliopris 2020), Norway
2017
Taiwan Design Center, ‘Gold Award’ of the Designer Venture Challenge Project, Taiwan
Taiwan Design Center, ‘Young Pin Design Award’ (Category: Visual Communication Design) of the Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX), Taiwan

Grant

2022

Oslo Municipality (Oslo kommune), ‘One-year Subsidized Workplace/studio 2022—2023’ (Ettårig Subsidiert Arbeidslokale 2022—2023), Norway

Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond—BKV), One-year Scholarship Award 2022 (Ettårig Stipendtildelinger 2022), Norway

2021


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

Oslo Municipality (Oslo kommune), ‘Artist Scholarship from Oslo Municipality’s Crisis Package 2021’ (Kunstnerstipend fra Oslo Kommunes Krisepakke), Norway

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


Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet), ‘Miscellaneous Scholarship for Newly Graduated Artists’ (Diverse­stipend for Ny­utdannede Kunstnere), Norway

Selected Press & 
Feature

2022

NRK News (NRK Nyheter), ‘Where Art Is Created: Join Norway’s Largest Art Festival (Oslo Open)’ (Featured online on NRK.no, interviewed by the photojournalist Xin Li)

2021


Cattle Depot Artist Village (Unit 12), ‘Porous Image’ (Featured in Yu-Shuk Pui Bobby’s printed installation ‘A Corner of Alternative History: Genetic Salon and Her Enemy’), Hong Kong
The visual artists in Oslo and Akershus (Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus—BOA), ‘Porous Image’ (Featured in Yu-Shuk Pui Bobby’s printed installation ‘A Corner of Alternative History: Genetic Salon and Her Enemy’), Oslo, Norway

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

Membership

2021—2019
Young Artists’ Society (Unge Kunstneres Samfund—UKS)
Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (Norske Billedkunstnere—NBK)

Last Updated: 11 Mar, 2022.
Imprint: Unless otherwise indicated, all materials are copyrighted by Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo.