Daisuke Kosugi (b. 1984, Tokyo) lives and works in Oslo. Central to his projects are videos in combination with sculpture, installation or performance. These works raise questions about nationality, gender, sub-culture belonging or creative labor through the lens of the internalized regulations that restrict our personal freedom. Drawing from his background in law, Kosugi investigates the discrepancies between rules or law and their application as opportunities to reflect on dominant power structures. For the past few years, Kosugi has focused on the power of bodies and movement as tools to negotiate these structures.
Since August 2016 he has been running the initiative Louise Dany in Oslo together with Ina Hagen. Latest solo exhibitions include: Dawning of the dance floor, Podium, Oslo (2015); Forgive Me For I Am Not Gentle as a duo with Ina Hagen, INCA Seattle (2016). His work has been presented in CPH:DOX 2017 (Special mention in NEW:VISION Award), 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); Malmö Konsthall (2016). He was shortlisted for the DNB Savings Bank Foundation’s Grants for Emerging artist in 2016, Oslo Kunstforening (2016); and the International award of the Spring Exhibition 2016, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.