Open Studio: Marcos Kueh & Joseph Palframan

Marcos Kueh and Joseph Palframan will open their studio of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation Residency at BRUTUS Lab during Art Rotterdam. Marcos Kueh was the winner of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award 2022 and Joseph Palframan was the winner of the Ron Mandos Residency Award 2021. Together they will show their works made during their residency at BRUTUS. Kueh, who currently has a solo exhibition at the gallery, will display a wide selection of his work, showing his development over the last few years.

Practical information:
Free access
Opening: Tuesday February 7: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, February 8 – February 12: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Entrance: Keileweg 14B, Rotterdam

ABOUT Marcos Kueh

Born 1995 in Malaysia.
Lives and works in The Netherlands

Marcos Kueh is a textile artist from the Island of Borneo, with a professional background in Graphic Design and Advertising. His love affair with textiles started two years ago in his Academy’s textile workshop, while trying to find a sense familiarity to grasp onto while studying in the Netherlands. The ancestors of his land encapsulated their dreams, myths and hopes in their textiles. Many of Kueh’s textile works are explorations and speculations of the traditional meaning of the craft in the contemporary context. His practice has motivated him to work and learn about both the traditional weaving techniques back in Borneo and the ‘modern’ industrial weaving mills here in the Netherlands.

Marcos Kueh graduated from The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2022. He participated in the Best of Graduates 2022 exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos, during which Joop van Caldenborgh, founder of Museum Voorlinden, awarded him the Young Blood Award of 2022. In October of 2022, Kueh started the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation Residency at the BRUTUS Lab in Rotterdam. His studio will be opened to visitors during Art Rotterdam 2023, running from February 8th to 12th. Currently, his work is also on view at Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL. Previously, Marcos Kueh had exhibitions at Osaka International Art Fair, Osaka, JP; Architectural Biennal Rotterdam, NL; Kazerne, Eindhoven, NL, and The Backroom, Kuala Lumpur, MY.