G. KÜNG

Born in 1982 in New York (US)
Lives and works in Brussels (BE)

G. Küng is a Swiss-American artist living in Brussels. She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2004, The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. She has shown her work across Europe and in New York; most recently in “The Weight of the Head,” a solo exhibition at the Wiels project room in Brussels.

G. Küng works across image and object making, organizing divergent elements in installations. Figurative paintings, photographs and prints, text based work, furniture-objects, material-based assemblage; all these come together. What the work becomes in the mind takes primacy over physical characteristics which are often fragile, awkward, or fleeting. She has an inclusive view of how bodily and mental operations compose understanding. She likes to solve problems, process language, confront emotions, investigates how images make us feel; so she uses all of the haptic capabilities that visual work makes possible. Personal concerns are intertwined with socio-political ones, untimately art is a humanist enterprise. There can be a fluctuation between intimacy and distance while seeking to connect.

SOLO SHOWS

2019

Primary Ground, cur. Filip Luyckx, Sint-Lukas School of Art Galerie, Brussels (BE)

2018

The Weight of the Head, Wiels Project Room, Brussels (BE)

2017

What about the babies?, Klemm’s, Berlin (DE)

2015

Young Belgian Art Prize, national art competition, Bozar, Brussels (BE)
Inexhaustible Gifts of Celebratory Fruits, Antoine Levi, Paris (FR)

2013

G. Küng, Antoine Levi, Paris (FR)

2012

As in, as if, as such, 32 Buccleuch, Glasgow (FR)

GROUP SHOWS

2019

Ceci n’est pas un conte, curated by Filip Luyckx, Irène Laub, Brussels (BE)

2018

Terres des Femmes, cur. from his collection by René-Julien Praz, Praz-Delavallade, Paris (FR)
In de Wind, ag commission, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Brussels (BE)

2017

La Norme Idéal, cur. Florent Delval, Levy Delval, Brussels (BE)
Artist is Electron, cur. Dominic Wood, Superdeals, Brussels (BE)
Visionary History, cur. Filip Luyckx, University of Law Library, Leuven (BE)
Wrapped/Unwrapped, curated by Patrice Joly, Zoo, Nantes (FR)
EUtopia 28, curated by Luk Lambrecht and Lieze Eneman, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Brussels (BE)
Luigi Ghirri/G. Küng: Looking In, 2-person exhibition, Antoine Levi, Paris (FR)
Zodiaco, cur. Davide Bertocchi, Hopstreet, Brussels; Klemm’s, Berlin; Marsèlleria, Milan; Samy Abraham, Paris

2015

Life Like, curated by the committee at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (GB)

2014

During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close, cur. Lorenzo Benedetti and Caroline Dumalin, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)
Zodiaco, cur. Davide Bertocchi, Car drde, Bologna (IT)
Seeing Things, independently initiated exhibition part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow (GB)

2013

Monika Stricker, curated by Willem Oorebeek, CAB, Brussels (BE)
Substance, Antoine Levi, Paris (FR)
Giantess, 2-person exhibition with Suzanne Dery, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (GB)
Under a hunch, 2-person exhibition with Dunja Herzog, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)

2012

MFA Thesis Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow (GB)
MFA International Exhibition, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE)
Stay Vector, Stay!, independently initiated exhibition during the Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow (GB)

FAIRS-EVENTS

2014

Art-O-Rama, Marseille (FR)

2016

Art-O-Rama, Marseille (FR)

RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

2018

Sím Residency, Reykjavíc, (IS)

2017

Printmaking Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, (BE)

2013

International Studio Residency, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, (BE)
Grant in support of Wiels Residency, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council (CH)

2008

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont, (US)