Kate Cooper

British, b. 1984

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Kate Cooper

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British, b. 1984

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Using a visual language she terms “hypercapitalism,” Kate Cooper produces heavily manipulated images of women to question the representation of femininity in our age of consumption and digital technology. Her approach is informed by feminism and an interest in forms of labor and collaboration. She feeds this latter interest into her work as co-director of the artist-run collaborative, Auto Italia South East (est. 2007). For her own photographs and videos, she riffs off of the aesthetics of advertising, television, and other trappings of consumerism. She has photographed live models and then digitally manipulated their images, transforming them into idealized figures. She has also worked with CGI technology, crafting images of women from scratch. As she says about these processes: “I’m interested in...the labor involved, and the position of those images, and what they mean in terms of representation.”

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Biography

Using a visual language she terms “hypercapitalism,” Kate Cooper produces heavily manipulated images of women to question the representation of femininity in our age of consumption and digital technology. Her approach is informed by feminism and an interest in forms of labor and collaboration. She feeds this latter interest into her work as co-director of the artist-run collaborative, Auto Italia South East (est. 2007). For her own photographs and videos, she riffs off of the aesthetics of advertising, television, and other trappings of consumerism. She has photographed live models and then digitally manipulated their images, transforming them into idealized figures. She has also worked with CGI technology, crafting images of women from scratch. As she says about these processes: “I’m interested in...the labor involved, and the position of those images, and what they mean in terms of representation.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Kate Cooper
8 Artists Pushing the Limits of Digital Effects and VR
Feb 20th, 2019
8 Artists Pushing the Limits of Digital Effects and VR
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
Jul 14th, 2015
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
Up and Coming: Kate Cooper Takes On the Politics and Labor of Digital Imagery
Jul 14th, 2015
Up and Coming: Kate Cooper Takes On the Politics and Labor of Digital Imagery
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