Tintin Cooper

Tintin Cooper (1982) is a mixed race Thai-British artist. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2011 and currently works in Berlin and Bangkok.  

Recent events include her solo exhibition ‘Pool’ for the Bangkok Biennale 2018 at at Artist+Run Gallery, ‘Favorites’ at Ambacher Contemporary Munich and ‘Contemporary Visions 9’ at Beers London.  Her appropriated video works have screened at Tate Britain, Transmediale Berlin and Sydney Biennale and her works are in the Staedel Museum (Frankfurt) and the DIB Museum of Contemporary (Bangkok) art collections.

Cooper’s artworks are often funny, appropriating popular culture images and cartoony illustrations which are then deconstructed through various media,  such as installation of tiles and venetian blinds, neon light and painting. Especially interesting for her are the politics behind the images of football, martial arts, yoga and false gurus, and perhaps most appropriately for a native of a junta-ruled country- the army.  Her manipulation of images is interesting because it mirrors what generally happens to images today - that they are copied, re-morphed, and disseminated via the Internet.