Trouw: artikel Marcos Kueh

Trouw publiceerde recentelijk een artikel over Marcos Kueh. Het artikel is naar aanleiding van zijn presentatie op de Dutch Design Week en gaat in op zijn kunstenaarspraktijk, zijn afkomst en hoe hij deze twee elementen integreert in het ambacht van het weven. Het artikel werd geschreven door Harmen van Dijk met foto’s van Boudewijn Bollman.

“De jonge ontwerper Marcos Kueh is een smaakmaker van de Dutch Design Week die zaterdag in Eindhoven begint. Toch is er altijd het gevoel niet goed genoeg te zijn. En dat heeft alles met zijn afkomst te maken.”

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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.

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