Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)

Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland

June 6 – August 22, 2021

I’m Jade. I’m a trans woman trans womxn trans femme two spirit human being. Life feels long even though it hasn’t been all that long. A brain tumor surgically removed, getting divorced, losing my dad, brain tumor resurgence scare, starting hormone replacement therapy, experiencing sexual assault and rape multiple times and coming out as a woman. This exhibition is a roller coaster of the emotions feelings but also thoughts connections that happened over this span of time... only a little more than a decade. This exhibition covers the span of Puppies Puppies to Jade. It’s hard to get up each morning. My heart aches but I’m happy to be a woman. I’ll try my best to enjoy life even though society makes it difficult. From dust to dust I am but a speck on this planet and I wonder how to use this short life of mine. Trying not to let my trauma take over but still be kind to yourself Jade. This is the end of a decade • a new way of working coming soon. Sincerely, Jade Kuriki Olivo

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Brain on Estrogen, progesterone, spironolactone, Truvada, Advil and Marijuana, 2018. Cow brain, marijuana leaf, progesterone, estrogen, spironolactone, prep and pain killers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Brain on Estrogen, progesterone, spironolactone, Truvada, Advil and Marijuana, 2018
Cow brain, marijuana leaf, progesterone, estrogen, spironolactone, prep and pain killers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Liberty (Liberté), 2017. Costume, mask, plastic torch (performance)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Liberty (Liberté), 2017
Costume, mask, plastic torch (performance)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Liberty (Liberté), 2017. Costume, mask, plastic torch (performance)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Liberty (Liberté), 2017
Costume, mask, plastic torch (performance)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). MRI scans from having a brain tumor removed in 2010 (documents from having brain cancer), 2010–2021. MRI Scans

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
MRI scans from having a brain tumor removed in 2010 (documents from having brain cancer), 2010–2021
MRI Scans

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Objects with the Potential to Destroy this Room (Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, California) (California Coalition for Women Prisoners Benefit Auction - August 18th 2018), 2018. Impact hammer, crowbar, axe, concrete cutter, 2 gas bottles, lighter

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Objects with the Potential to Destroy this Room (Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, California) (California Coalition for Women Prisoners Benefit Auction - August 18th 2018), 2018
Impact hammer, crowbar, axe, concrete cutter, 2 gas bottles, lighter

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Plague (Detail), 2019. Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Plague (Detail), 2019
Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Plague (Detail), 2019. Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Plague (Detail), 2019
Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Plague (Detail), 2019. Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Plague (Detail), 2019
Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Plague (Detail), 2019. Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Plague (Detail), 2019
Soil, mannequins, white cloth, latex mask, fabric cowl, taxidermy rats, photo wallpaper, video projection (color, no sound)

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Untitled (Perfect Lovers)(Green), 2017. A pair of green synchronized clocks

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Untitled (Perfect Lovers)(Green), 2017
A pair of green synchronized clocks

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Dad’s Ashes (Carlos Andres Olivo), 2020. Real human ashes

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Dad’s Ashes (Carlos Andres Olivo), 2020
Real human ashes

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Eggs in pantyhose (Yama Chaahan’s reversed egg), 2019. Pantyhose, eggs

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Eggs in pantyhose (Yama Chaahan’s reversed egg), 2019
Pantyhose, eggs

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Treponema pallidum (Syphilis), 2018. Glass, treponema pallidum, Bresser Erudite microscope

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Treponema pallidum (Syphilis), 2018
Glass, treponema pallidum, Bresser Erudite microscope

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Get tested today. (Lass dich heute testen.), 2018. Public campaign in Zurich

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Get tested today. (Lass dich heute testen.), 2018
Public campaign in Zurich

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Andrew Olivo 6.7.89-6.7.18 (detail), 2018. Grass, real human bones, gravestone

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Andrew Olivo 6.7.89-6.7.18 (detail), 2018
Grass, real human bones, gravestone

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Andrew Olivo 6.7.89-6.7.18 (detail), 2018. Grass, real human bones, gravestone

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Andrew Olivo 6.7.89-6.7.18 (detail), 2018
Grass, real human bones, gravestone

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019. Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019
Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower) (detail), 2019. Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower) (detail), 2019
Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019. Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019
Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019. Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Executive Order 9066 (Soul Consoling Tower), 2019
Photo wallpaper, vinyl, inkjet prints, wooden frames, sound, speakers

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Untitled (portrait of the artist with no brain) (portrait of the artist after brain surgery) (Sylar (Zachary Quinto) brutally kills Isaac Mendez) (Heroes tv show prop) (Duane Hanson–murdered artist) (pre transition title), 2017. Television show prop

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Untitled (portrait of the artist with no brain) (portrait of the artist after brain surgery) (Sylar (Zachary Quinto) brutally kills Isaac Mendez) (Heroes tv show prop) (Duane Hanson–murdered artist) (pre transition title), 2017
Television show prop

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Sex and Gender and the Lack Thereof (Differences), 2018. 30 customized tiles

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Sex and Gender and the Lack Thereof (Differences), 2018
30 customized tiles

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Sex and Gender and the Lack Thereof (Differences), 2018. 30 customized tiles

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Sex and Gender and the Lack Thereof (Differences), 2018
30 customized tiles

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Public shower (shower is available to be used), 2016Performance, shower (public shower participant)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Public shower (shower is available to be used), 2016
Performance, shower (public shower participant)

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Trigger (Stoeger) (permanently disabled by Kwon Pan), 2019. Gun trigger (ongoing series permanently disabling used guns)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Trigger (Stoeger) (permanently disabled by Kwon Pan), 2019
Gun trigger (ongoing series permanently disabling used guns)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Inflatable Earth, 2011. . Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Inflatable Earth, 2011

Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019. Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019
Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019. Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019
Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019. Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman), 2019
Video projection (HD, color, sound), LED light box, tinted Toyota Corolla window, custom jacket, polished metal, mirror, public poster campaign

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Human Bones in an Ikea Bag (blue) (yellow) (green), 2016. Real human bones, Ikea bag

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Human Bones in an Ikea Bag (blue) (yellow) (green), 2016
Real human bones, Ikea bag

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Portable voting booth used in the 2000 Bush/Gore United States presidential election in Broward County, Florida, 2018. Voting booth from Florida (presidential election 2000)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Portable voting booth used in the 2000 Bush/Gore United States presidential election in Broward County, Florida, 2018
Voting booth from Florida (presidential election 2000)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Flag Burning Kit (collaboration with Ren Light Pan), 2019, Glass cooking tray, grill, cotton fabric, rubbing alcohol, lighter or matches

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Flag Burning Kit (collaboration with Ren Light Pan), 2019, Glass cooking tray, grill, cotton fabric, rubbing alcohol, lighter or matches

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Barriers (Stanchions), 2017. Barriers, cardboard, vinyl

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Barriers (Stanchions), 2017
Barriers, cardboard, vinyl

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Barriers (Stanchions) (detail), 2017. Barriers, cardboard, vinyl

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Barriers (Stanchions) (detail), 2017
Barriers, cardboard, vinyl

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Estrogen on wall, 2017/2018. Three estrogen pills fixed to the wall

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Estrogen on wall, 2017/2018
Three estrogen pills fixed to the wall

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Coffin, 2019. Wooden coffin

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Coffin, 2019
Wooden coffin

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Aircraft emergency oxygen system (“In the event of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first.”), 2018. Two emergency oxygen masks

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Aircraft emergency oxygen system (“In the event of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first.”), 2018
Two emergency oxygen masks

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Smith and Wesson Model 10 permanently disabled by Gunsmith Kats, California, 2018. Gun trigger (ongoing series permanently disabling used guns)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Smith and Wesson Model 10 permanently disabled by Gunsmith Kats, California, 2018
Gun trigger (ongoing series permanently disabling used guns)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Security, 2012. Security domes (4 quarter-circle mirrors, 1 hemispherical mirror)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Security, 2012
Security domes (4 quarter-circle mirrors, 1 hemispherical mirror)

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Shit and Piss, 2019. ToiToi toilet

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Shit and Piss, 2019
ToiToi toilet

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Eating(Choices) (Judith, Otto, Jade), 2019. Zweifel Natur Chips, Ovomaltine chocolate, Pizza, Penne al Arrabiata, Coca Cola, champagne, Zweifel Popcorn, Airwaves chewing gum, Sabich, Piadina, Milk, Coca Cola, waffle, omelet with salad on a plate, chips, Coca Cola, beer

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Eating(Choices) (Judith, Otto, Jade), 2019
Zweifel Natur Chips, Ovomaltine chocolate, Pizza, Penne al Arrabiata, Coca Cola, champagne, Zweifel Popcorn, Airwaves chewing gum, Sabich, Piadina, Milk, Coca Cola, waffle, omelet with salad on a plate, chips, Coca Cola, beer

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Eating(Choices) (Judith, Otto, Jade) 2019. Zweifel Natur Chips, Ovomaltine chocolate, Pizza, Penne al Arrabiata, Coca Cola, champagne, Zweifel Popcorn, Airwaves chewing gum, Sabich, Piadina, Milk, Coca Cola, waffle, omelet with salad on a plate, chips, Coca Cola, beer. . Grave (Hole), 2019. Grave hole. . Shit and Piss, 2019. ToiToi toilet

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Eating(Choices) (Judith, Otto, Jade) 2019
Zweifel Natur Chips, Ovomaltine chocolate, Pizza, Penne al Arrabiata, Coca Cola, champagne, Zweifel Popcorn, Airwaves chewing gum, Sabich, Piadina, Milk, Coca Cola, waffle, omelet with salad on a plate, chips, Coca Cola, beer

Grave (Hole), 2019
Grave hole

Shit and Piss, 2019
ToiToi toilet

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo). Brain on Estrogen, progesterone, spironolactone, Truvada, Advil and Marijuana, 2018. Cow brain, marijuana leaf, progesterone, estrogen, spironolactone, prep and pain killers. . 💘, 2016. Pig heart, blue arrow

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Brain on Estrogen, progesterone, spironolactone, Truvada, Advil and Marijuana, 2018
Cow brain, marijuana leaf, progesterone, estrogen, spironolactone, prep and pain killers

💘, 2016
Pig heart, blue arrow