Gil Kuno is an artist based in Tokyo and New York. Through experiments in the audio-visual and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life, Gil aims to push people away from paradigmatic thinking. He takes a whimsical approach in subverting common perceptions of reality. Exaggerated perception and derailed reality are central themes to his work.
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 people are taught to construct by societyto 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 the eyes of people.
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. Gil Kuno has exhibited/performed at The National Art Center Tokyo, The Hammer Museum (L.A.), Castillo de Rivoli (Italy), Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria), Konak Museum (Belgrade, Serbia), Tokyo Photography Museum, Torrance Art Museum (L.A.), LACE Gallery (LA), Fuji Rock Festival (Naeba, Japan), Y++ (Beijing), Laforet Harajuku (Tokyo), The Melkweg (Amsterdam), Schouwburg (Rotterdam), etc.
Gil Kuno also 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, and Patric Catani (EC8TOR).