Hayward Gallery

Kate Cooper

15 May – 23 Jun 2019

In this free HENI Project Space exhibition, the artist presents a new large-scale video installation composed of video works that focus on the vulnerability and instability of the body.

At once mimicking and critiquing the kind of idealised images that dominate today’s visual culture, Kate Cooper’s unsettling works explore gender, technology and the politics of labour.

Each video features computer-generated bodies drawn from the language of commercial image production. Over the course of each work, Cooper’s CGI figures take on different roles, change form, become sick and lose something of their previous perfection.

Kate Cooper (b. 1984, Liverpool, UK) lives and works in London and Amsterdam. Her work has been shown at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2019); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2018); Public Art Fund, New York (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015) and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014). 

She is the director and co-founder of the London-based, artist-led organisation Auto Italia and was recently a resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.



This exhibition includes imagery that some visitors may find upsetting. 

Opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.


HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery

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