Jan Kuck

JAN KUCK was born in 1978 in Hannover and has been living and working in Berlin since 2004.

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. His ideas and conceptual art is expressed through all different kinds of media: sculptures, installations, video works, performances and design.

Kucks art – and design works are a mirror of his biography.
At first he studied law, a path that he has to left shortly before his first state examination, cause the stiff environment would have led him 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.
His master’s thesis in philosophy considered the question, how the standard of living is affected by the money paradim of our economic systems.

Jan Kuck conceptualised his first own gallery exhibition (PACKET-SOUP) in 2012, and displayed his work at SAVVY Contemporary Gallery Berlin attracting extensive media coverage. In October 2013 he presented his design sculpture – the T.TABLE – at JR Gallery Berlin to a selected audience and therefore received considerable national and international press attention.

Since June 2014 Jan Kuck has been represented by BERNHEIMER CONTEMPORARY. Since than he took part in 28 exhibitions until February 2017. Among others the charity auction for the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Arsenale Docks during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Highlights Kunstmesse München, Art Budapest, Ansbach Biennale, Anna Laudel Contemporary Istanbul, State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg.

2015 his work „I want to be an artist too“ was succesfully sold at the benefit auction for the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich.

Currently he is preparing national and international solo- & group-exhibitions.

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