Mike Cooter

Mike Cooter’s work investigates the structural agency of objects, be they sculpture, cinematic props or other anthropological artefacts – objects co-opted or created to drive narratives, fictional or otherwise. Working primarily with installation, Cooter’s interdisciplinary practice also resolves into text, radio production and curatorial projects. He has lectured widely, written on the history of exhibitions and recently completed a PhD at Goldsmiths, London on MacGuffins – mysterious narrative drivers emerging from film and literary history. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Swiss Institute (New York), Stroom Den Haag (The Hague), the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana), Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain (Brussels), Tenderpixel (London) and Witte de With (Rotterdam). His solo project The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe is currently at the New Walk Museum (Leicester) until May. Documentation of these and other projects can be found at