Jan Kuck was born in 1978 in Hannover and has been living and working in Berlin since the last 10 years.
Kucks intention is to illustrate a humorous critical point of view.
His focus lies on conceptional and performance art. This can be expressed through criticism of the unreflected awkward decadency of our nowadays society or even by playful constructions of reality. Kuck transports this cutting edge humor into the design of furniture for his label ZWO9 Objects. ZWO9 Objects was founded in 2011. Kuck started to design objects in his early years, some of these are part of his repertoire.
Kucks art- and design works mirror his biography.
At first he studied law, a path that had to be left abruptly as the stiff environment would have led Jan Kuck straight into insanity. The logical outcome for Kuck was to engage in the studies of philosophy and history in order to understand how artistic approaches can be transformed into concepts and performances.
The public start of Kucks artistic career was the exhibtion PACKET-SOUP atSAVVY Contemporary Gallery (Berlin) in 2012. This first exhibition received broad attention in the media.
Kucks ideas and conceptual art is expressed through all different kinds of media: sculptures, installations, video works, performances and design.
Since 2014 Jan Kuck is represented by BERNHEIMER CONTEMPORARY.
2015 (November – December)
THE TASTE OF ADDICTION – Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
nice from far from nice – Pop-Up Restaurant with Bernheimer Contemporary & Moritz von Hohenzollern – Munich
PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. – 13. BENEFIZAUKTION 2015
2014 (May – August)
The T.TABLE II – Q110 – Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft, Berlin
2013 (October – November)
The T.TABLE I – JRGallery, Berlin