JAN KUCK was born in 1978 in Hannover and has been living and working in Berlin since 2004.
Kucks intention is to illustrate a humorous critical point of view.
His focus lies on conceptional and performance art. This can be expressed through criticism of the unreflected awkward decadency of our nowadays society or even by playful constructions of reality. His ideas and conceptual art is expressed through all different kinds of media: sculptures, installations, video works, performances and design.
Kucks art – and design works are a mirror of his biography.
At first he studied law, a path that he has to left shortly before his first state examination, cause the stiff environment would have led him straight into insanity. The logical outcome for Kuck was to engage in the studies of philosophy and history in order to understand how artistic approaches can be transformed into concepts and performances.
His master’s thesis in philosophy considered the question, how the standard of living is affected by the money paradim of our economic systems.
Jan Kuck conceptualised his first own gallery exhibition (PACKET-SOUP) in 2012, and displayed his work at SAVVY Contemporary Gallery Berlin attracting extensive media coverage. In October 2013 he presented his design sculpture – the T.TABLE – at JR Gallery Berlin to a selected audience and therefore received considerable national and international press attention.
Since June 2014 Jan Kuck has been represented by BERNHEIMER CONTEMPORARY. Since than he took part in 28 exhibitions until February 2017. Among others the charity auction for the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Arsenale Docks during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Highlights Kunstmesse München, Art Budapest, Ansbach Biennale, Anna Laudel Contemporary Istanbul, State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg.
Currently he is preparing national and international solo- & group-exhibitions.
EXHIBITIONS & TALKS
Art Düsseldorf Bernheimer Fine Art, Düsseldorf
2019 (November) – 2020 (March)
Burn Baby Burn…The Power of Burning Thoughts @ The Center for Advanced Studies – LMU Munich
2019 (October – November)
Bernheimer Contemporary @ Ed.Meier München
2019 (10th November)
TEDx Munich – BACK TO THE FUTURE
2019 (January – February)
BC-PopUp @ Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
VANITAS IS CONTEMPORARY, BC-PopUp @ Gallery Jordanow, Munich
POSITIONS Art Fair, Stand Telefonseelsorge, Berlin
GOLD – Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart
2018 (September – October)
MONUMENTA – intelligence of many, Leipzig
paper positions basel, Bernheimer Contemporary, Basel
2018 (April – June)
WONDERLAND I & II at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin
Temporary Art- and Culture Artlab at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin
2018 (January – February)
SEGRETE Tracce di Memoria – Artisti alleati in memoria della Shoah, Genova Italy
2017 (November – December)
HISTORY IS NOW – solo exhibition Jan Kuck @ ANNA LAUDEL contemporary, Istanbul
ART MARKET BUDAPEST – Bernheimer Contemporary, Budapest Hungary
MATERIAL BOYS & GIRLS – PART II @ Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
Contemporary Istanbul 2017 Art Fair @ ANNA LAUDEL contemporary
MATERIAL BOYS & GIRLS – PART I @ Pictet, Munich
2017 (June – July)
WE ALL LOVE ART @ Schlachthaus.fresh&fine art SevenStarGallery
2017 (July – August)
Biennale “Le latitudini dell’arte” 3° ediz. Germania e Italia
2016 – 2017 (November – July)
ARACHNE – Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg – tim Bayern, Augsburg Germany
2017 (April – June)
MIXED REALITIES @ Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
ARACHNE – MCBW FORUM @ Deutsches Museum, Munich
2017 (January – February)
LET‘S PLAY ?!, Bernheimer Contemporary @ Galerie Kremers, Berlin
2016 (December 2016 – February 2017)
WHEN DID WE STOP PLAYING – ART350 / Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul
SOFA CHICAGO Art fair – Berengo Studio, Chicago USA
2016 (October – November)
stARTart by BC, Berlin – Bernheimer Contemporary @ Palais an der Oper, Munich
WIDE(R)KUNST @ Holzmarkt Berlin
BERLIN ART WEEK EXHIBITION – Enter Art Foundation, Berlin
Positions Berlin – Stiftung Telefonseelsorge, Berlin
Y – WHY? II -group exhibition @ Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin
2016 (August – September)
Ansbach Contemporary- 1st Biennale for Contempoary Art at the residential city Ansbach
2016 (July – September)
PLASTIC Obsession @ Umweltbundesamt, Dessau
2016 (April – June 2016)
What would I die for? – Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monijou, Berlin
2016 (February – April)
Reflection . self-reflection – Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
2015 (November – December)
THE TASTE OF ADDICTION – Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin
nice from far from nice – Pop-Up Restaurant with Bernheimer Contemporary & Moritz von Hohenzollern – Munich
PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. – 13. BENEFIZAUKTION 2015, Munich
VANTIAS – Bernheimer Contemporary as guest at Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich
2014 (May – August)
The T.TABLE II – Q110 – Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft, Berlin
2013 (October – November)
The T.TABLE I – JRGallery, Berlin