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Working across a variety of mediums, Jamie Cooper creates immersive environments that mix sculptural objects with light. In the Future Relic series, he uses humour and
language as mechanisms to provoke deeper critical engagement. Cooper uses creative writing to draw from a blend of source material such as science fiction films,  sociopolitical concerns and philosophical ideas to construct theoretical “other places” from which new artworks can be generated. Artificial lights are often used to create uncanny objects that resemble cultural artifacts from the real world, invoking an alternative “art” reality.

BIO

Jamie Cooper has shown public art works as part of the British Council interdisciplinary ‘Cityscapers’ project in 2008, this project was installed beside the Glasgow and Edinburgh trainline and documentation was toured by British Council to London, Sydney and Singapore. He has also contributed public artwork to Glasgow International in 2010. Several of his video works have been shown in Glasgow and Berlin as part of the Solid State cinema, Youthitude DIY festival and at Mojito Kino. In 2013 Jamie was the recipient of both Creative Scotland and Arts trust Scotland professional Development funding. Jamie has had many self initiated projects in Glasgow including Modern World, Zerode and Vomit Apocalypse group shows and is the editor of the art and theory
publication Zerozine.

Selected works

2018

MFA Degree show – Glue Factory Glagow

SKIP-AD; PLAY – Savoy Centre, Glasgow

Last Futures – Tramway, Glasgow

Intent Group show 1 – Cultivate gallery, London


2017

Radiophrenia
Live reading of Return to Aporia text by Jamie Cooper, interpreted and performed by Elina Bry

Fields of Wheat – members show Transmission Gallery

MFA Interim group show Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

2016

Belladrum Festival – Lights out Listening tent.
Chigs and Techip featuring Jamie Cooper – Parallel Burner audio essay

Radiophrenia
Live reading of Myth of Existence and pre-recorded version of Mother Molock

Vomit Apocalypse group show, Tradeston Glasgow

2015

Zeroed group show, various works. St Enoch Sq. Glasgow

Mega Zero – Audio work at Inter 1
Stereo Glasgow

May1968/Baudrillard & Revolutionary Self audio works played as part of Radiophrenia at the CCA Glasgow

Short film – Ultimate NWO Compilation (remix) screened at Youthitude festival in Villa Kuriosum, Berlin.

2014

Firing Line – Short film
screened at Solid State Cinema – Old hairdressers Glasgow

Short film – Ultimate NWO Compilation (remix)
screened at Mojito Kino – Berlin

Neuro Rider
Public Art commision for Leftcoast / Blackpool Illuminations

2013

Ultimate NWO Compilation 2013 –  short film collaboration with Douglas Laing screened at City of Glasgow College

Artist in Residency at City of Glasgow College 2012/13

2012

Gran Chufti 77 Performance Collaboration with Dougie Laing
Haunt 2012

Ghetto Mega self audio Collaboration with Dougie Laing
Streetland 2012

2011

Naeplace Streetlights
Streetland Festival 2011

Draft, Extracts from the Book of Naeplace texts by Jamie Cooper
The Chalet 2011

2010

Wish You Were Here
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (solo) 2011

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art – Naeplace Streetlights, Atypical Root April/May 2010
236 Broomielaw, Glasgow. Streetlight installation

2009

No That Spacial group show with Lewis Holleran July 2009
The White House Gallery, Glasgow

Hinterland Music and Art Festival 2009 May 2009
The White House Gallery, Glasgow

The Modern World
The Modern World Discount Store, Gallowgate, Glasgow Jan 2009

2008

No1 Naeplace shown at Cityscapers
British Council, Spring Gardens, London (Part of London Architecture week)

No1 Naeplace shown at Cityscapers
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
Mackintosh Building, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow June 2008

No1 Naeplace shown at Cityscapers
Mathew Gallery, Edinburgh Apr 2008

2007

Underworked and Overplayed
Barnes Building, GSA May 2007

Making Art Public
Newbury Gallery, GSA Feb 2007

2006

FIRSTHEWORST
128/130 Bridgegate, Glasgow May 2006

Sculpture Show
Garage Space, Barnes Building, GSA May 2006

2005

Erik and Johns Show
Barnes Building, GSA Oct 2005

2004

Time Place Space
Scotland Street School, Glasgow May 2004

Publications/press

Zerozine volume 3 – The new zero plane
Editor  & contributer 2017

Zerozine art & theory zine
Editor & contributor 2015

Yellerzine mag 2014 tongue & cheek edition
Artist feature and written prose title – MEATFEAST, an extract from the book of Naeplace

Porosity Studio: Cityscapers
University of New South Wales Press, featuring No1 Nae Place public art project and supporting text 2008

The Skinny (Degree show) 2008

The Herald (Degree Show) 2008
The Herald (GI Festival) 2010

Awards

Creative Scotland professional development award.
Arts trusts Scotland award.

Other Details

Industry professional on SQA Validation panel for HND Computer art & Design course 2017
Co-organiser – curator Atypical Root Public Art Trail as part of G.I. festival this year.
Co-organiser of Firstheworst Exhibition, 128/130 Bridgegate, Glasgow
Co-organiser of The Modern World Exhibition, 68/70 Gallowgate, Glasgow