Despite their hermetic, serious and technoid appearance, Daniel Kuge's artistic works speak a lot about us humans and our dealings with our environment: what are our legacies and how are they read? Analogies in archaic times, the industrialized Anthropocene and an indefinite future are captured and explored; The archetypal mixes with the technological. His works (painting, object, photography, video, sound) become relics that tell of the enigmatic nature of the world that man shapes with his decisions. The relationship between humans and their object world is reflected on their smooth and monochrome surfaces. A swaying and oscillating between the profane and the sacred, between the material and the virtual, between utopia and dystopia occurs.

Daniel Kuge studied Visual Communication at the Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf and Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2017, he was awarded for the advancement award of DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW and was included in the shortlist for the Kunstpreis Junger Westen in the same year. He completed artist in residence/grants at the St. Moritz Art Academy, Mark Dion's Floodwater Residency and the Otte 1 - Künstlerhaus Eckernförde. Since 2013 Daniel Kuges works were shown in solo and group exhibitions in international institutions such as the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler, Museum Mönchehaus Goslar, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Shoot the Lobster New York City and Herzog Anton Ullrich Museum Braunschweig. His works are also represented in private art collections.





Awards + Residencies (Selection)
2019 Grant | Künstlerhaus Otte 1 | Eckernförde.
2019 Grant | St. Moritz Art Academy | St. Moritz.
2018 Artist in Residence | Mark Dion‘s Floodwater Residency | Gartow.
2017 Shortlist | Kunstpreis Junger Westen | Recklinghausen.
2017 Advacement Award | DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW | Düsseldorf.



Exhibitions + Projects (Selection)
2019 Hotel Reine Victoria, St. Moritz | High Season | G.
2019 HBK Braunschweig | DK-2099 | S.
2019 Mo?nchehaus Museum Goslar | Losing Touch? | G.
2019 Temporary Room, Braunschweig | ¶ | G.
2019 gr_und project space, Berlin | Limbo Jets | G.
2019 HBK Braunschweig | Open Studios | G.
2019 Herzog Anton Ullrich Museum, Braunschweig | Camouflage | G.
2018 Galerie Dechanatstrasse, Bremen | On the blue sky and the stars | G.
2018 Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg | Monuments for a patch of grass | G.
2018 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf | Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW | G.
2018 Privat Offspace, Braunschweig | Zwölf-Vierzig | S.
2017 Kunsthalle Recklinghausen | Kunstpreis Junger Westen | G.
2017 Kunstverein Braunschweig | Young and Ignorant | G.
2017 Galerie koal, Berlin | Tell Them We Said No | G.
2017 Shoot the Lobster, New York City (USA) | Kennen Sie Turner? | G.
2017 Apartment, Hannover | Liebe | G.
2017 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf | Die GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW | G.
2017 Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler | Förderpreis DIE GROSSE 2017 | S.
2016 Kreismuseum Syke | Werner-Kühl-Preis | G.
2016 Schnittraum, Braunschweig | Inseln | G.
2016 Temporary Gallery, Köln | After the materialization of the art object | G.
2016 HBK BS, Braunschweig | Open Studios | G.
2016 Jack in the Box, Köln | < FAR OFF - Cologne Fair for Contemporary Art | G.
2016 Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim | EKR1-R1-H16 | S.
2016 Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf | Die GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW | G.
2015 HBK BS, Braunschweig | Open Studios | G.
2014 HBK BS, Braunschweig | Open Studios | G.
2013 FH D, Düsseldorf | FHD Werkschau | G.
G=Group Show | S=Solo Show.


Publications (Selection)
2019 DK-2099 | by Daniel Kuge.
2018 Un/Certain Futures | transcript Verlag.
2018 The Twilight Zine | by Manuel Boden.
2018 Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW | Museum Kunstpalast.
2017 Kunstpreis Junger Westen | Kunsthalle Recklinghausen.
2017 Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW | Museum Kunstpalast.
2016 EKR1-R1-H16 | Kunstraum 53, Hildesheim.
2016 Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW | Museum Kunstpalast.
2013 Blind Spot | by Daniel Kuge.