Dan Coopey

1973, Stroud | Reino Unido

Dan Coopey is English and passionate about Brazil. He graduated in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths (London) and usually works with sculptures, exploring more specifically the technique of traditional basketry.

Through his works, he presents the relationship between the artist, the craft and time: each project is unique, each object is a statement, each interlacing of material is an experience. When Dan creates his body opens up to the act of braiding - which could be a mistake for a basket with utilitarian use - the artist's research turns into drawings and textures worthy of attention.
With this, new lessons are being learned by the artist and by the public that follow his production.
Dan has been on view since 2005 between the UK, Brazil and Belgium.


Individual Exhibitions:

2019 Sunday, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

2017 Solo project as part of Against Forgetting, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia

2017 Interiors, Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2017 Dry, Kubik Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2015 lalahalaha, Belmacz, London, United Kingdom

2012 Laura_UpsideDown, The Institute of Jamais Vu, London, United Kingdom

2010 Position 1, Agency Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2009 Doodad, Hayward Gallery, curated by Tom Morton, Concrete, London, United Kingdom


Collective Exhibitions:

2018 Mingei Now, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Stockton Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2018 “?”, curated by Catarina Duncan, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2018 Amaranthine, curated by Dan Coopey, Kupfer, London, United Kingdom

2017 Woven, curated by Mia Romanik, Rental Gallery, New York, NY, United States of America

2017 In The Peaceful Dome, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2017 Neither, curated by Fernanda Brenner, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

2015 The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2014 A Merman I Should Turn To Be, curated by Dan Coopey, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2014 Fourth Drawer Down, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom

2014 Wirksworth Festival, curated by Rose Lejeune, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

2014 Survival Of The Fullest: Feeding And Sharing In Crisis Times, Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom

2013 Binary, ReMap4, Athens, Greece

2013 The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old: Contemporary Art and Archaeology from the Stone Age to the Present, curated by Tom Morton, Lincoln Museum, The Collection, Linkoln, United Kingdom

2013 Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom

2012 Slate, a collaboration with Laura Buckley and Rob Smith as part of Festivela, Gallery Vela, London, United Kingdom

2012 See Through, with Camilla Low, Paul Housley, Rudolf Polansky, and Ben Newton, Belmacz, London, United Kingdom

2012 Please wait while we contact your bank 4, French Riviera, London, United Kingdom

2012 Glaze, curated by George Henry Longly, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France

2012 Festivela, in collaboration with Laura Buckley, Gallery Vela, London, United Kingdom

2012 Things That Have Interested Me, Waterside Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

2012 Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2012 Hosted in Athens, The Nauru Project, Athens, Greece

2011 Emergency 5, Aspex, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

2011 Field Broadcast West: Seven Sunsets, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

2011 Glaze, Bischoff/Weiss, curated by George Henry Longly, London, United Kingdom

2011 Rehearsal for A Roadtrip, an evening with Rebecca Birch, Dan Coopey, Francesco Pedraglio and Laura Wilson, The Agency Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2010 Wysing Arts Centre Presents, Field Broadcast, with Susan Collins, Simon Faithfull, Juan Cruz, Richard Bevan and Laura Wilson, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2010 Salon des Refuses, including Jess Flood-Paddock, Dan Pasteiner, Adam Christiensen and Ludovica Gioscia. Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London, United Kingdom

2010 Future Cities, P&B Showcase, Bearspace, London, United Kingdom

2010 Riff-Raff, in collaboration with A Palazzo Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London, United Kingdom

2010 Meteor, New Court Gallery, Derbyshire, curated by Oliver Basciano, with George Henry Longly, Paul Housley, Maria Georgoula, Justin Jaeckle, Iori Wallace and Ian Whitfield, London, United Kingdom

2010 Salon, Agency Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2010 The Multiplexer, S&S Electronics, London, curated by Cameron Irving, with Adam Christensen, Samuel Dowd, Cameron Irving, Dean Kenning and Florian Roithmayr, London, United Kingdom

2010 Riff-Raff, Golden Square, London, United Kingdom

2008 Urchin Eater, Guest Projects, curated by Dan Coopey, Yinka Shonibare's Project Space, London, United Kingdom


Selected Publications :

2019 Sunday, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2019 Mingei Now, Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2019 Neither, Mendes Wood DM

2012 Laura_UpsideDown - Featuring an interview with Tom Morton and text by Helen Sumpter, published by The Institute of Jamais Vu

2011 Strangers in a Zine! A fanzine about Patrica Highsmith by The Coelacanth Press


são paulo

SP Arte 2019

03.04.2019 - 07.04.2019
são paulo

Dan Coopey | Sunday

09.11.2019 - 14.12.2019
rio de janeiro

ArtRio - Viewing Room

14.10.2020 - 25.10.2020



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