Guston Sondin-Kung is a visual artist born in the USA and currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works in a project-based manner primarily in the mediums of film/video, installation and writing. His artwork explores how historical narratives, memory, and ideology are constructed and influence our perception and thinking. Informed by marxist theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory and feminism he is invested in deconstructing the complex intersections of race, class, and gender from a transnational perspective in order to pose alternative narratives and forms of representation. In addition to art institutions, he regularly presents his artworks and artistic research in academic, activist, educational and film festival contexts. 

 

EDUCATION

2008-09         CCA Kitakyushu Research Program | MA- Master of Arts

2002-04         California Institute of the Arts | BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts 

2000-02         The School of the Art Institute of Chicago | BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017- 2010 (selected)

Galleri Image, Aarhus | Flensborggade 57, Copenhagen | Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia | SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles | Koh-i-Noor Gallery, Copenhagen | ArtspaceC, Korea | CCA Kitakyushu, Japan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017- 2010 (selected)

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany | MOCA Geffen Contemporary, USA | Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany | Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Denmark | National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan | Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Scotland | Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Poland | Coreana Museum, South Korea | Sørlandet Art Museum, Norway | Lewisham Arthouse, London | Kunsthaus Rheania, Germany | Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia | Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan | Videonalle 13, Germany | Tochigi Prefecture Art Museum, Japan | University of California Los Angeles New Wight, Los Angeles | Jeju National Museum, South Korea | Townhouse Gallery, Egypt | BWA Gallery, Poland | Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Scotland | Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen |  New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen |

 

FILM SCREENINGS 2017- 2010 (selected) 

The 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Havana | XIX ÍCARO, Festival Internacional de Cine, Guatemala | Les Rencontres Internationales, France | Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan | International Academy of Art Palestine, Palestine | MASS Alexandria, Egypt | University of California Los Angeles, USA | CCA Kitakyushu Museum, Japan | 15th Seoul International Human Rights Film Festival, Korea | Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan | Documentary Dream Show, Japan | The University of California Berkeley, USA | MAMMAR Studios, Egypt | DOXA Film Festival, Canada

 

PERFORMANCE LECTURES 2017- 2010 (selected)

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Canada | Art and Translation, Iceland | Body Worlds, Cuba | School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA | MASS Alexandria, Egypt | Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, China | University of Southern California, USA | University of California Santa Cruz, USA | Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto | Ochanomizu University, Tokyo | Museum of Jurassic Technology, USA | St. Olaf College, USA | Tanzania National Museum, Tanzania

 

BIOGRAPHY 2017- 2010 (selected)

Kopenhagen, When a Heartbeat is Being Monitored | Campaigning Cairo, Today we are all Egyptians | DR3, Rethinking Historical Memory | Kunstnu, incisions project | CULTURES, quarterly magazine | OTIS College of Art & Design, OTEAM Publication | University of Southern California Los Angeles, Exhibition catalogue | Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Exhibition catalogue | Scandinavia House, Exhibition catalogue | OPEN International Performance Festival, catalogue | CCA Kitakyushu Museum, catalogue | Artweek, Exhibition Review | Videonalle 13, Exhibition catalogue

 

AWARDS & GRANTS 2017- 2010 (selected)

Danish Art’s Council Production Grant | Danish Arts Council Artist Residency Grant | Danish Arts Council Artist Space Grant | Danish Film Institute Production Grant | J. Paul Getty Museum CAM Grant | Yip Harburg Foundation Grant | CCA Kitakyushu Museum Scholarship | California Institute of the Arts deans fund 

 

RESIDENCIES 2017- 2010

Townhouse Gallery, Egypt | CCA Kitakyushu Museum, Japan | Real DMZ, Korea

contact: gsk.guston@gmail.com for further information