Marcos Kueh x MINI Cooper

Galerie Ron Mandos is delighted to announce the new MINI ArtCar designed by Marcos Kueh.

“To provide entertainment from the low-cost lands, to send in stimulating discourses of the exotic in fun sized packages – that is the manifesto of KENYALANG CIRCUS to the world. With MINI Cooper and its tradition stemming from finding independence and hope amidst crisis (the car was manifested as a solution towards the post-World War II fuel shortage), there is no other car with its core values more suited to parade the circus around town.” – Marcos Kueh

In collaboration with Interhouse, Van Poelgeest, and Galerie Ron Mandos, KENYALANG CIRCUS takes the wheel to spread colourful joy on what it means to be resilient with a personality, to embrace the power of being the oddity and to celebrate shared values from the East to the West. You can find the MINI ArtCar at different locations throughout the city during Amsterdam Art Week (31 May – 4 June 2023).

For the program of Amsterdam Art Week at our gallery, click here.

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.