artists / curators / writers
Place of birth London
Country of residence United Kingdom
In Kaccoufa’s work Genetic Manipulation, hubristic recklessness, and toys of the future are structured within a ‘post-utopian’ moment. The Cyber Flora sculptures comprising three-dimensional steel wire flowers resemble fantastical molecular models. The Bear sculptures with Griffith wings and octopus legs are genetically modified creatures of polyester resin and aluminum foil rather than cuddly teddies. Bringing together undifferentiated- technical practice, poetic intuition and the grotesque, his works critically engage with the speculative idealism of twentieth century utopianism.
He lives and works in London and studied at the Royal Academy Schools, and Central St Martins. Selected exhibitions include: 2006: V22 Contemporary Art Collection Exhibition, London; A-21 International Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Space, Osaka. 2005 The Real Ideal, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
2005: The Real Ideal, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield; Painting is Cruel, Danielle Arnaud, London. 2004: Artists Machines, M+R Gallery, London; 22 Exhibition, 22 Art & Space, London. 2003: Sense & Nonsense, Danielle Arnaud, London. 2002: Fuse: After Dolly, ICA, London; Diversion, Museum Garden History, London; Lookers and Bears, Hari's, London. 2001 Theoland, Solo Show, Ha Gamle Prestagard, Norway. 1998 Theo Kaccoufa, Solo Show, Well Hung Gallery, London. 1997: In Residence, In Transit, Picker Gallery, Kingston, Surrey; Drawn & Quartered, Well Hung Gallery, London. 1996: Kiss IV, Gallery K, London.