© 2017 Daisuke Kosugi



Daisuke Kosugi

Born 1984, Tokyo, Japan

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Co-Founder of Artist-Run-Initiative, Louise Dany







08/2011 - 05/2014 Bachelor of Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art /Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo

08/2009 - 05/2011 Einar Granum kunstfagskole, Oslo

04/2003 - 03/2007 Bachelor in Department of Politics, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Tokyo



Solo exhibitions / Events

02/2016 Forgive Me for I Am Not Gentle with Ina Hagen, INCA Seattle, Seattle

09/2015 Dawning of the dance floor, Podium, Oslo

03/2014 Celebration, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo

03/2014 Japanese Breakfast, Demon’s mouth, Oslo

09/2013 Seilduksfabrikken project, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo



Selected group exhibitions / projects


04/2018 Slow/Fast Cycle, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm

11/2017 Directing the Real. Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi

Sala delle Carrozze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

11/2017 The Long Dream of Waking, Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sarah Wall,

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

11/2017 Department for Work Relations, curated by Àngels Miralda, Projektraum LS43, Berlin

11/2017 #4 MINIBAR: ONE NIGHT ONLY, UKS (The Young Artists’ Society), Oslo

10/2017 Snake Pit Breakdown, Swallowing Helmets, Brussels

09/2017 I Taste the Future, LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival) 2017

curated by Heidi Ballet and Milena Hoegsberg, Henningsvær, Norway

09/2017 Høstutstillingen 2017, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

06/2017 The 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, curated by Steffen Håndlykken, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo

02/2017 Kaffemik curated by Kenneth Alme and Milena Høgsberg, Ole Vigs Gate 3, Oslo

02/2017 Kosugi / Karpilovski + Nordin, PlussPluss / Black Box teater, Oslo

11/2016 Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

09/2016 The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju Biennale 2016, curated by Maria Lind, Gwangju, South Korea

08/2016 Is-slottet and the Flow of Body Spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

03/2016 The Spring Exhibition 2016, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen

01/2016 Wer ist wo wer? Was ist wo was? – Identität von Mensch und Ort, BBK - Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel

06/2015 Østlandsutstillingen 2015 "Wer ist wo wer? Was ist wo was? Identität: menneske og sted", Tegnerforbundet, Oslo

02/2015 Daisuke Kosugi / Monica Winther, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo

06/2014 Connecting Sound Etc., freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, Museums Quatier, Vienna,

05/2014 Kunstakademiet i Oslo BA Avgangsutstilling 2014, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo

04/2014 Faces, Surfaces, and Interfaces: Communities and the Commons, Cinemateket, Oslo

03/2014 Faces, Surfaces, and Interfaces— Communities and the Commons, Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, New York

12/2013 We called this “ re-wave” just because of practicality, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo

11/2013 Inaugural Proposal, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo

04/2013 Gallery opening of fAenspotent, Borgen kulturhus,Oslo

12/2012 Winter Solstice, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo

08/2012 Listen to Your city--Listening To Art: A Tower Full of Sound Etc, Copenhagen Art Festival, Knippelsbro, Copenhagen;

10/2012 Wundergrund Festival, Knippelsbro, Copenhagen

02/2012 The Spring Exhibition 2012, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen



Selected Festivals / Screenings

03/2017 Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2017 As part of Høstutstillingen video program. Traveled to: Asker kunstforening; Bømlo Kunstlag;

Grimstad Kunstforening; Kunsthall Stavanger; Neadalen Kunstforening; Nesodden Kunstforening;

Steinkjer Kunstforening; Stjørdal Kunstforening; Sunnfjord Kunstlag; Trysil Kunstforening;

Vestby Kunstforening, Norway

10/2017 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb Croatia

09/2017 Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen

09/2017 The 13th Berwick film & media arts festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

08/2017 Multiplex Berlin, Berlin

06/2017 The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad

06/2017 The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, CA

03/2017 CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen

01/2017 FRANK / Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo

01/2017 Mount florida studio, Glasgow



Curated exhibitions / projects

01/2017 To Do or Not to be, curated by Louise Dany and FRANK, Kurant, Tromsø

12/2013 We called this “re-wave” just because of practicality, curated with Ina hagen, Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo

05/2010 POSTERS FOR JAPAN -100 ting til ettertanke-, as part of The support group for Noth-east Japan in Oslo, DogA, Oslo





09/2016 Free as in Free..., INCA Press in collaboration with Publication Studio

05/2014 Symzonia - tomheten som verdi, KOTE #4 - Allmenhetens Rom

11/2013 Inaugural Proposal, The Performance Inquisition Oslo (PI)




2017 Residency, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

2017 VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence

2017 Residency, BAR project, Barcelona

2014 Artists-in-Residence at quartier21, Museums Quatier, Vienna

2014 Artists-in-Residence at quartier21, Museums Quatier, Vienna

2013 Artists-in-Residence at quartier21, Museums Quatier, Vienna



2017 The French Prize 2017 awarded by the French Institute of Norway, Høstutstillingen 2017, Oslo

2017 NEW:VISION Award, Special mention, CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen

2016 Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipend, Award nominated, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

2016 The Spring Exhibition 2016, International artist Award, Award nominated, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen

2011 Einar Granum material prize, Einar Granum school of art, Oslo



2017 Two-year working grants for young artists, Arts Council Norway

2017 Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Office for Contemporary Art Norway

2017 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway

2016 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway

2016 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond One-year working grants, NBK (The Association of Norwegian Visual Artsts)

2016 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway

2016 Grants for artists in the establishment phase, The City of Oslo

2015 International Support - travel grants, Office for Contemporary Art Norway

2015 Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway

2015 Grants for graduates artists, Arts Council Norway

2014 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project support, NBK (The Association of Norwegian Visual Artsts)

2014 FKD grant for academy students - project grants, Oslo National Academy of Arts

2013 FKD grant for academy students - development of practice grants, Oslo National Academy of Arts


Mentioned articles

04/2018 Styrken i skjør balansekunst, by Kjetil Røed, Vårtland

09/2017 Postcard from Lofoten, by Harry Thorne, FRIEZE:COM

09/2017 Lofoten International Art Festival I Taste the Future, by Hannah Zafiropoulos, ArtReview

09/2017 Realm of the Senses, by Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk International Edition

09/2016 11th Gwangju Biennale, by Harry Thorne, FRIEZE.COM

09/2015 Første dans på nye Podium, by Simen Joachim Helsvig, Kunstkritikk,

04/2014 Kroppens blikk, by Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk,



Relevant experience

08/2016 - Present Co-Founder of Artist-Run-Initiative, Louise Dany, Oslo

11/2014 Participant in the performance A.E.I.O.U. with Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist,

Rameau’s nephews, Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo.

10/2014 Technical assistant to FRANK on Rage Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, MANIFESTA 10 On Board

09/2014 Installation and video assistant to FRANK and MYCKET on the re-enactement project

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger; as part of the 10 year anniversary of the magazine FETT.

09/2013 - 12/2013 Curatorial assistant, mobilizing- media/communication and production team for Goro Tronsmo’s project

The Residency by Muscle Temple, 0047, Oslo


Events during the project:

- Living Loft by Muscle Temple, Conversation between Petra Petersson/Realarkitektur,Goro Tronsmo and Markus Wetzel

- URSKOG 1 and 2, Performance by Ingri Fiksdal

- Erlend Hammer in conversation with Lars Monrad Vaage

- Opening and Clumsy Corner, Performance by Johanna Gustafsson Fürst and Lisa Torell

- MINUS GREEN, Prémier party by Gérald Friedrich Spelsberg, Aérea Negrot, rRoxymore and Viron Erol Vert

- OPEN DECONSTRUCTION SITE - Lars Cuzner practicing the absence of residency -

-”Cool Architecture in New Hip Area” After the Recidency: talk on gentrification with Geir Haraldseth, Tone Huse, Ingrid Lønningdal

and Goro Tronsmo; moderator: Markus Richter


04/2007 - 05/2009 Worked as a risk consultant at AIOI Insurance Company LTD, Tokyo