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Kate Cooper: Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014/Art Award 2014

Kate Cooper: Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung 2014/Art Award 2014
Photo: Uta Protzmann

Preisverleihung am 20.09.2014 an Kate Cooper

Preisverleihung am 20.09.2014 an Kate Cooper
Photo: Uta Protzmann

Kate Cooper

Schering Stiftung Art Award 2014

Kate Cooper

Schering Stiftung Art Award 2014

Kate Cooper is interested in the fictional spaces of universally understood advertising images, tests our experience of them and relationship to them and thus openly questions our conceptions of gender and labor they collectively generate. RIGGED explores new possible connections between bodies and images, and presents tensions between presence and invisibility. As digital images become our body doubles – expensive yet unpaid figures performing on our behalf – the labor inherent in these modes of production becomes re-focused in an economy of withdrawal. Our own bodies use a strategy of refusal; and camouflage as a technique of survival.

Kate Cooper, born 1984 in Liverpool, lives and works in London. As co-founder and director of the artist-run organisation Auto Italia, she has initiated projects investigating how artists can work together to invent and create new formats for artistic production. Past projects include: Viewing Copy, CIC, Cairo (2013), Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working, Auto Italia, London (2013), My Skin Is At War With A World Of Data, Artissima Art Fair, Turin (2012), Auto Italia LIVE, ICA, London (2012), It’s Like Staring Someone Out Who’s Not Even Looking At You, Tate Modern, London (2012). She was recently shortlisted for the Film and Video Umbrella Prize, What Will They See Of Me?, Jerwood Space, London, and CCA, Glasgow (2014).

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Publication — June 24, 2016

Kate Cooper: LOOK BOOK

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Gallery — September 20, 2014

Art Award Ceremony

Images of the awarding ceremony for the Schering Stiftung Art Award 2014 to Kate Cooper on September 20, 2014.

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Kate Cooper - Exhibition 

Exhibition — September 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015

The exhibition RIGGED by Art Award Winner Kate Cooper displays the human being as a commercial good.

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Charlotte Klonk studied art history at the Universities of Hamburg and Cambridge. After completing her dissertation, she was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University, and a lecturer at the University of Warwick. Since 2011, she has been professor of art history at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.



The Schering Stiftung Art Award is a collaboration between the Schering Stiftung and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
The cultural programming of KW Institute for Contemporary Art is made possible with support from the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

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