Nigel Cooke  (British, 1973) 

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Nigel Cooke Biography
1973   Born in Manchester, July 17th
1991 - 1994   BA (Hons), Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University
1995 - 1997   MA Painting, Royal College of Art
1999 - 2004   PHD in Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, London
  Lives & works in London
  British Council, London
  Tate Gallery, London
  Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens
  François Pinault Collection, Paris
  Sammlung Goetz Collection, Munich
  Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
  Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland
  Honart Museum, Tehran
  Rachofsky Collection, Dallas (promised gift to Dallas Museum of Modern Art)
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Guggenheim Museum, New York
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, England, October 16 – November 17 (solo)
2013   Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, May 31 – July 17(solo)
2013   Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel, Theatrical Gestures, January 26 – April 20
2013   Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico, “Paisaje 1969-2013 (Landscape 1969-2013),” April 25 – July 7 forthcoming
2012   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
2012   Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic, “Beyond Reality, British Painting Today,”
2012   KAI 10/Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany, “Hidden Stories”
2012   Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium, “Struggle(s)”
2011   The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX (solo)
2011   Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2010   "Night Crossing," Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, England (solo)
2010   "21st Century: Art in the First Decade," Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2010   "She Awoke with a Jerk," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2010   "Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection," curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2010   "The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary are from teh British Council Collection," Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2009   "We're Moving," Royal College of Art, Sackler Building, London, England
2009   Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (solo)
2008   Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (solo)
2007   Moderna Museet, Stockholm (solo)
2007   Effigies, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London
2007   The Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens
2007   Dream & Trauma. Works from the Dakis Joannou collection, Athens, in collaboration with MUMOK & Kunsthalle, Vienna
2007   Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now – New York-Venice-Bilbao-Berlin, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2007   Imagination Becomes Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karlsruhe
2007   Fun de Siécle: Symbolism and Contemporary Art, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
2006   A Portrait of Everything, South London Gallery, London (solo)
2006   Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth (solo)
2006   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (solo)
2006   Summer exhibition, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
2006   New Trajectories I: Relocations, curated from the Ovitz Family Collection, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland
2006   Sherry and Joel Mallin’s collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York
2005   George Condo and Nigel Cooke, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles
2005   Chambres à Part, Sezz Hotel, Paris. Curator: Laurence Dreyfus
2005   Interested Painting, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
2005   Strata – Difference And Repetition, Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan
2005   Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (solo)
2004   Art Now, Tate Britain, London (solo)
2004   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (solo)
2004   Monument to Now, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens
2004   Edge of the Real, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2004   Gewalt, Loushy Art & Editions, Tel Aviv
2004   Sodium and Asphalt: Contemporary British Art in Mexico, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
2003   Works on Paper, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2003   I See A Darkness, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2003   Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London
2002   Still Life, The British Council, London
2002   Melodrama, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: travelling to Centro José Guerrero / Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada
2002   Modern Art, London (solo)
2001   Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London
2001   A Sport & a Pastime, Greene Naftali Inc., New York
2000   Homage to the Budokan, Foyles Gallery, London
2000   Wooden Heart, Avco, London
2000   Nigel Cooke, CHAPMAN Fine ARTS, London (solo)
1999   Glory, British Council Window Gallery, Prague
1998   New Contemporaries 98, Camden Arts Gallery, London (Touring)
1997   Interesting Painting, City Racing, London
Selected Public Collections
  Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  Sammlung Goetz Collection, Munich
  Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
  Tate Gallery, London
  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
  British Council, London
  Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  François Pinault Collection, Paris
  Honart Museum, Tehran
  Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland
2008   Jones, Laura K. London Dispatch, Magazine, June 3
2008   Ward, Ossian. Failure is an Option, Time Out London, No. 1970, May 22 – May 24, p. 65
2008   Milliard, Coline. Welcome to the Rubbish Dump of the Real, Art Review, Issue 22, May, p. 70-79
2008   MacDonald, Vici. New Work: Nigel Cooke Q&A, Artworld, Issue 4, Pg 56-61, April – May
2008   Gleadell, Colin. Daily Telegraph, 22 April, p. 28
2008   Lack, Jessica. Show Preview, Guardian Guide, 19 April, p. 36
2007   Turvey, Lisa. Artforum, Issue XLV, No. 5, January
2007   Traum and Trauma, works from the Dakis Joannou collection, Athens, published by Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern and MUMOK, Vienna
2006   Paintings 01-06, Ingvild and Stephan Goetz, Suhail Malik, Darian Leader, published by Koenig Books London
2006   Imagination Becomes Reality, Part III, Talking Pictures, pg. 34-55
2006   New Art From London, published by Thames & Hudson
2006   Bourbon, Matthew. Review,, Critics’ Picks, October
2006   Granberyy, Michael. Creating What Hasn’t Been Seen, Dallas Morning News, October 21
2006   Le Marie, Nicole. Exhibition Review, Modern Painters, June, p. 118
2006   Kent, Sarah. Exhibition Review, Time Out London, May 10-17, p. 41
2006   Guener, Fisun. Nigel Cooke: A Portrait Of Everything, Metro, April 5
2006   Lubbock, Tom. Nightmare Visions, The Independent, p. 46-47, March 3
2006   Kunitz, Daniel. All the Painting You Need, Art Review, March
2006   Zenakos, Augistine. Dakis Joannou and the Deste Foundation, Contemporary, No. 80, 2006, p. 85-86
2005   Nigel Cooke, Art Review, December
2005   Honigman, Ana Finel. Nigel Cooke: Modern Art, Art News, October
2005   DETaIL, Sleek Magazine, Issue 05
2005   Sanders, Mark. Entropic Nowhere, Another Magazine, Spring/Summer
2005   Land, Wes. Interview, Tokion Magazine, March
2005   Transmission: Speaking and listening, volume 4: Provenance, Site Gallery Publishing
2004   Monument to Now, exhibition catalogue, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art
2004   Sodium and Asphalt: Contemporary British Art in Mexico, exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
2004   Now and Then, Art Now at Tate Britain Catalogue, Text by Martin Herbert
2004   Gewalt Catalogue, Loushy Art and Editions
2004   Garrett, Craig. Interview, Flash Art, May – June
2004   Ribas, Joao. Time Out, New York, Issue 449, May 6
2004   Northern Soul, Art Review, April 2004
2004   Cumming, Laura. Lost In The Small Print, The Observer, March 2004
2004   Sweet, Matthew. Making Plans for Nigel, The Independent Magazine, February 14 p. 24-26
2003   Korotkin, Joyce. Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain, The New York Art, March
2003   Wilson, Michael. Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain, Art Monthly, March
2003   Williams, Gilda. Dirty Pictures, Art Monthly, March
2003   Rosenberg, Karen. Landscape, Secondhand and Otherwise…, Village Voice, 12-18 February
2003   Knight, Christopher. On the Underbelly of the Zeitgeist, Los Angeles Times, 21 February
2003   Smith, Roberta. Exploring Landscape, The New York Times, Influence Magazine, Issue 1, February 14
2002   Schwabsky, Barry. Nigel Cooke, ARTFORUM, May
2002   Coomer, Martin. Nigel Cooke, Time Out, April 10-17
2002   Ratnam, Niru. Bring Out The Chimp, The Face, April
2002   Quirk, Justin. Adolf 4 Eva: Another Art Controversy, i-D Magazine, April
2002   Summers, Francis. Big Scary Flashes of Perversity, Sleaze Nation, April
2002   de Ville, Nick. Entropy’s Cold Desert, Contemporary Art Magazine, March, p. 18-23
2002   Seymour, Benedict. When Worlds Collide, Frieze, March, p. 74-75
2002   Nigel Cooke, Modern Art publication, text by Jake Chapman
2002   Still Life, British Council, text by Ann Gallagher
2002   Melodrama, exhibition catalogue, Musee de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo
2001   Testino, Dutch Magazine, July/August
2000   Coxhead, Gabriel. Exhibit E: Nigel Cooke, Dazed and Confused, December
2000   Gleeson, David. Reviews, Time Out, 6-13 December
2000   Fallon, James. W magazine, December
2000   Hubbard, Sue. And Wilde Desires, March
1999   New Kids Explore Old Angst, The Times, August 18
1998   Sewell, Brian. How Dare They Spend Our Cash on This, Evening Standard, August 13
1998   Cork, Richard. New Kids Explore Old Angst, New Contemporaries, The Times, March
1998   New Contemporaries 98, Published by New Contemporaries
1997   Clark, Robert. Laddy in the Lake, The Guardian, July