Meet & Greet with Marcos Kueh
We are delighted to invite you to a meet & greet with Marcos Kueh, the winner of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award of 2022. On Sunday August 14th, between 2:00 and 3:00 PM, the artist will be in the gallery to meet you and talk about his most recent project Kenyalang Circus. We will serve some refreshing drinks during this hot summer day. Please reserve your free ticket for this event via the button below.Book Free Ticket
During the official opening on Friday August 5th, Joop van Caldenborgh, founder of Museum Voorlinden, presented the award to Kueh. Winning the award means that a work by the artist will get a place in the permanent collection of Museum Voorlinden. Read more about the work of Kueh 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.