GalleryViewer: The studio of… Marcos Kueh

GalleryViewer recently published an interview with Marcos Kueh, winner of the RM Young Blood Award 2022. In the interview Kueh talks about his studio and working process. Read the entire article by Oscar van Gelderen via the link below.

“Before being a textile artist, for most of my career I have been involved in graphic design and advertising, as a freelancer. The idea of a studio for me has always been: a corner where I can place my laptop and get into work, be it my living room, bedroom, the textile workshop, the weaving factories or sitting in on someone else’s studio space. In a weird way my studio is more of a mental space than a physical space that I own; it’s mobile, adaptable and – at the moment – parasitic. I am working towards having a more secure station for myself after my graduation so let’s hope it’s going to be a good one.” – Marcos Kueh

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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.