• Daniel Kuge
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 2, 2023
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - HBK Braunschweig
Director Biography - Daniel Kuge

AWARDS + GRANTS (selection)
2022 Working Grant / NEUSTART KULTUR und Stiftung Kunstfonds / Bonn, DE.
2021 Project Funding / NEUSTART KULTUR - Modul D / Berlin, DE.
2020 Working Grant / Salzwedel-Stipendium / Salzwedel, DE.
2019 Working Grant / Künstlerhaus Otte 1 / Eckernförde, DE.
2019 Working Grant / St. Moritz Art Academy / St. Moritz, CH.
2018 Artist in Residence / Mark Dion‘s Floodwater Residency / Gartow, DE.
2017 Shortlist / Kunstpreis Junger Westen / Recklinghausen, DE.
2017 Prize / DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW / Düsseldorf, DE.

SOLO SHOWS (selection)
2021 Johann-Friedrich Danneil Museum, Salzwedel / Stipendiatenart / with ALba Franzel.
2021 Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus Eckernförde / EA-MG-E21
2021 Kunstschaufenster - Hallenbad Wolfsburg / C4-WOB.
2020 Kuenstler und Stipendiatenhaus Salzwedel / Künstler-Café.
2019 HBK Braunschweig / DK-2099.
2018 Privat Offspace, Braunschweig / Zwölf-Vierzig.
2017 Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler / Förderpreis DIE GROSSE 2017.
2016 Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim / EKR1-R1-H16.

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
2022 Schrift, Bild, Handlung / by Dirk Westerkamp / Meiner Verlag, Hamburg.
2021 Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft / Meiner Verlag, Hamburg.
2020 Summer Issue 18 / by ArtMaze Mag, London.
2019 DK-2099 / by Daniel Kuge, Braunschweig.
2018 Un/Certain Futures / transcript Verlag, Bielefeld.
2018 The Twilight Zine / by Manuel Boden, Düsseldorf.
2018 CHIC Magazine - Issue 2 - Y2K17 / by Maria Visser.
2018 DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW / Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.
2017 Kunstpreis Junger Westen / Kunsthalle Recklinghausen.
2017 DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW / Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.
2016 EKR1-R1-H16 / Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim.

GROUP SHOWS (selection)
2022 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf / DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW. 2
022 Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf / Miniatur-Biennale, Düsseldorf.
2021 Kunsthalle Kohta, Helsinki / First International Festival of Manuports. 2019 Hotel Reine Victoria, St. Moritz / High Season.
2019 Mönchehaus Museum Goslar / Losing Touch?.
2019 Temporary Room, Braunschweig / ¶.
2019 gr_und project space, Berlin / Limbo Jets.
2019 Herzog Anton Ullrich Museum, Braunschweig / Camouflage.
2018 Galerie Dechanatstrasse, Bremen / On the blue Sky and the Stars.
2018 Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / Momuments for a patch of grass.
2018 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf / DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW.
2017 Kunsthalle Recklinghausen / Kunstpreis Junger Westen.
2017 Kunstverein Braunschweig / Young and Ignorant.
2017 Galerie koal, Berlin / Tell Them We Said No.
2017 Shoot the Lobster, New York City / Kennen Sie Turner?.
2017 Apartment, Hannover / Liebe.
2016 Temporary Gallery, Köln / One Month: After the materialization of the art object. 2016 HBK Braunschweig / Open Studios.
2016 < FAR OFF - Cologne Fair for Contemporary Art, Köln / Jack in the Box.
2016 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf / DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW.

2023 Completed his certification as master student in Cinematic Art / with Michael Brynntrup at HBK Braunschweig.
2019 Studies in Fine Arts with focus on Painting and Sculpturing at the HBK Brunswick with Frances Scholz, Hartmut Neumann and Andreas Bee. Finished with a Diploma Degree.
2013 Studies in Visual Communication with focus on Photography at the Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf with Christian Jendreiko, Gunnar Friel and Gerhard Vormwald. Finished with a Diploma Degree.
2005 Abitur at the Gymnasium Petershagen (Germany)

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Director Statement

Despite their hermetic, serious and technoid appearance, my artistic works speak a lot about us humans and how we deal with what surrounds us: What are our legacies and what do they reveal about us? Analogies in anthropogenic traces from archaic prehistory, the industrially influenced Anthropocene and an indefinite future are captured and explored - the archetypal mixes with the technological. My works (painting, object, photography, cgi, video, sound) become relics that tell about the enigmatic nature of the world which mankind shapes with its decisions. They elude a binary naming - an oscillating between utopia and dystopia, between monumentality and silence, between the material and the virtual sets in.

My art arises from my work on and with an image archive: Material is researched, viewed, rearranged and then combined into a painting or an object ... It can be an everyday object or refer to a childhood memory. It can have something enigmatic, grotesque, sublime or dreamlike or even tip into the uncanny. It can tell of human actions and refer to something cultic. It can tell about the past, but it can also contain something present or future. It can show sadness and harshness. It can tell of perfection, but also of failure. It can be elegant, but it can also be ugly. It can be part of the collective memory, but also part of my very own world.