Daisuke Kosugi, born in 1984, is an artist and filmmaker from Tokyo, now living in Farsund. Incorporating performance, text, sound, and sculpture, Kosugi utilizes video as his primary medium to produce work that focuses on dislocated subjectivity in a normalized social milieu. He often works closely with his family members and other individuals in order to explore their inner lives, weighing the notion of real versus imaginary, probing the incommunicability of physical and mental pain, and questioning empathy.
Recent solo exhibitions include Daiwa foundation in London; Jeu de Paume in Paris; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; Museo Amparo Puebla in México; Fotogalleriet in Oslo. Kosugi’s work has been exhibited in various international institutions including Centre Pompidou in Paris, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, The Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, the Aichi Triennale 2022 and the 11th Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju in South Korea.
Kosugi graduated from Oslo Academy of Fine Art (KHiO) and was an artist in residence at WIELS in Brussels in 2017 and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2018 as laureate of the Prix français given by the Institut français. In the spring of 2019.