© 2018 Daisuke Kosugi



Daisuke Kosugi

Born 1984, Tokyo, Japan

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

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







     Solo  exhibitions / Events

10/2019       (Upcoming) Solo exhibition, Jeu de Paume, Paris;

                    CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Amparo Museum, Mexico

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



     Selected group exhibitions / projects

05/2019     (Upcoming) Performance at MOVE 2019, Centre Pompidou, Paris

10/2018     Rugged, weathered, above the seaCoast Contemporary, Norway

06/2018     Juniutstillingen 2018 - Det kollektive hodet, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

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

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

 11/2018      Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

 05/2018      Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo

 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      CAUGHT UP IN THE UNIVERSAL BODY, Kunstkritikk

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)






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



2018      (Upcoming) Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

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

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



2018      Exhibition support for artists in the establishment phase, Arts Council Norway

2018      Project support, Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens stiftelse for norske bildende kunstnere

2018      Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project support, NBK (The Association of Norwegian Visual Artsts)

2018      International Support - travel grants, Office for Contemporary Art Norway

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, Vårtland

09/2017      Postcard from LofotenFRIEZE: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