GIL KUNO's work is often reminiscent of the organic and social processes that surround us; yet they exceed the familiarity we often associate them with.Flung and displaced from context, natural activity is stretched into metaphorical absurdity with a sense of whimsical play.
From breathing intestines, to masturbating installations, oversized antfarms, silent DJ events, and one string guitar orchestras, Gil Kuno constantly subverts our engagement with the perceptions of reality. [Text: Fernando Sanchez]
呼吸する腸、マスターベーションのインスタレーション、巨大なアリの巣、無音のDJイベント、1弦ギターで編成されたオーケストラなど、彼は我々の現実認識を常に打ちのめしてくれる。 [文:Fernando Sanchez]
Through careful social conditioning, the mind is guided to think within certain patterns. Gil tries to redirect the flow of the mind outside of the set patterns we are taught by society to construct. In his work, he attempts to displace natural activity from its context, revealing an otherwise hidden level of metaphorical absurdity within the ordinary patterns present before our eyes.
The goal of sublimating everyday perception underlies many of the projects he has exhibited or performed. He aims to push people away from paradigmatic thinking through various themes and methodologies – aleatoric systems (chance operations,) exaggerated perception, derailed reality and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life.
He has collaborated with artists such as Eye Yamantaka (Boredoms,) Yoshimi (Boredoms, OOIOO,) Battles, Vincent Gallo, Ken Ishii, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins,) Carl Stone, Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot,) Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac,) Cristian Vogel, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, GX Jupitter Larsen (The Haters,) Nissennenmondai, Christian Galarreta, Joseph Hammer, Patric Catani (EC8TOR)
Gil received his MFA at UCLA. He has achieved recognition from Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, Canon Digital Creators Contest, Timothy Leary (Leary.com), among others.
2016 Unsound Explorations (Solo Exhibit), Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland Unsound 20th Anniversary, Dommune.com 3 hour spotlight, Tokyo, Japan Trans Pekos, NYC (with Jaap Blonk, Elliot Sharp, Chad Smith) Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Miami Projects, Florida USA Loophole, Berlin, Germany Ausland, Berlin, Germany (with Carl Stone & Elliot Sharp) Las, Poznan, Poland Dom, Lodz, Poland Galeria Na Czystej, Wroclaw, Poland Kissa Sakaiki, Tokyo, Japan Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Yebisu Garden Hall (Tokyo Photography Museum), Tokyo Dragnet, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Los Angeles Mata Gallery, Los Angeles Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles
2014 Mata Gallery, Los Angeles Mas Attack, Santa Monica Art Center, Los Angeles Voice, Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland Dom, Lodz, Poland Poznan, Poland Disorder, Wroclaw, Poland Chmury, Warsaw, Poland Almost Holden Collective, Los Angeles Mas Attacks, Vast Space Projects, Las Vegas LA Art Show, Los Angeles Gallery Daily Presents, Googleplex, San Jose Group show, The Academy of Science, San Francisco
2013 Ars Electronica, Linz Austria Group show, Eitoeiko, Tokyo Japan Group show, Gallery Roppongi 605, Tokyo Japan NK Projects, Berlin Germany Odra Zoo, Szczecin Poland Chukyo U, Aichi, Japan Ritsumeikan, Kyoto, Japan Mata Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 Roppongi Art Night, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan MOT/B, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan The Fourth State of Water, Center for Contemporary Art Torun, Poland Theater of Life, Center for Contemporary Art Torun, Poland "Gil Kuno's Six String Sonics, The", Fringe Festival NYC, New York, NY Mie, Freight + Volume, New York, NY Co:Lab, Platform LA, Los Angeles, California In the Dark, LA Mart, Los Angeles, California Dom, Lodz, Poland Centrum Nowy Wspanial Swiat, Warsaw, Poland Pawilon Nowa Gazownia, Poznan, Poland Installation, Kontener_Art Fest, Poznan, Poland
2011 Shiodome Gallery House, Nihon TV, Japan Decompositions, LACE, Los Angeles, California Gateway Japan, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California Unsound Explorations – Gil Kuno Solo Exhibition, Y++, Beijing, China Group show – Lara Tokyo, Japan
2010 Real Presence, Konak Museum, Belgrade, Serbia Electro Night, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California FAX, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California Glow Festival, City of Santa Monica, California
2009 Japan Media Arts Festival “Oto” Exhibit, Museum Quarter, Vienna Antmaster 4 (Solo), CSNI Gallery, LA, California Vortex, Integratron, Joshua Tree, California AJA XXII, JACCC, Los Angeles, California
2008 LA Freewaves, LACE, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Real Presence, Castillo de Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy and MCM Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia Real Presence, MCM Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2006 Japan Media Arts Top 100, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Japan Media Arts Festival, National Photography Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Flow/Flow in a Lift, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
Gil has also performed at: Fuji Rock Festival (Naeba, Japan), Laforet Harajuku (Tokyo), The Melkweg (Amsterdam), Schouwburg (Rotterdam), The Sprawl (London), Liquid Room (Tokyo), Womb (Tokyo), Milk (Tokyo), New Wight Gallery (L.A.), Code (Shinjuku, Tokyo), Core (Roppongi, Tokyo), Warp (Tokyo), Heaven’s Door (Tokyo), Rockets (Osaka), Loft (Tokyo), among others.
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展示やパフォーマンス： 新国立美術館、東京都写真美術館、The Hammer Museum (L.A.)、Castillo de Rivoli (Italy), Torrance Art Museum (LA), JACCC (LA), MCM Gallery (Serbia), House of Legacy (Serbia), New Wight Gallery (L.A.), LACE Gallery (LA), Laforet Harajuku (東京), eitoeiko (東京)、ORF (Austria)、Lara Tokyo (東京), Art|Sci Gallery (LA), Fuji Rock Festival (苗場), Melkweg (Amsterdam), Schouwburg (Rotterdam), The Sprawl (London), Liquid Room (東京), Womb (東京), Milk (東京), Club Asia (東京), Code (東京), Core (東京), Warp (東京), Heaven's Door (東京), Rockets (大阪), Loft (東京)、他