Daisuke Kosugi

  • Born 1984 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Based in Oslo, Norway.

Daisuke Kosugi graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Incorporating performance, text, sound, and sculpture, Kosugi utilizes video as his primary medium to produce work that focuses on dislocated subjectivity in a normalized social milieu. Questioning the communicability of physical and mental afflictions, his work avoids representing specific narratives or triggering visceral emotions. Rather, it depicts sceneries that traverse through reality, memory, and the imagination. Through them, Kosugi attempts to access the subjective space and time in which individuals live, while alluding to the internal sphere that remains out of reach.

Recently, Kosugi has held a solo exhibition at Jeu de Paume (2019; Paris, France). His work has been presented at 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016; South Korea) and in MOT Annual 2021 A sea, a living room and a sea at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2021; Japan).

  • Good Name (Bad Phrase), 2017
  • Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik/LIAF 2017
  • Courtesy of the artist