We Have a Winner: Marcos Kueh | Ron Mandos Young Blood Award 2022


⁠During the award ceremony on Friday, Joop van Caldenborgh, Founder of Museum Voorlinden, announced that Marcos Kueh (KABK) is the recipient of the 2022 Ron Mandos Young Blood Award. Winning the award means that a work by Marcos Kueh will be placed in the permanent collection of Museum Voorlinden. Congratulations Marcos!⁠

“Marcos Kueh’s work is of a raving beauty, through its visual power and craftsmanship he opens our eyes for the world of today, the world of yesterday and the world of tomorrow. As a young artist Marcos shows guts, ambition and vision and we are curious about his next steps as an artist.”⁠ – Joop van Caldenborgh | Founder of Museum Voorlinden

About Marcos Kueh

Marcos Kueh is a textile artist from the Island of Borneo, with a professional background in Graphic Design and Advertising. His love affair with textiles started two years ago in his Academy’s textile workshop, while trying to find a sense familiarity to grasp onto while studying in the Netherlands. The ancestors of his land encapsulated their dreams, myths and hopes in their textiles. Many of Kueh’s textile works are explorations and speculations of the traditional meaning of the craft in the contemporary context. His practice has motivated him to work and learn about both the traditional weaving techniques back in Borneo and the ‘modern’ industrial weaving mills here in the Netherlands.