David Cotterrell is an installation artist working across media and technologies to explore the social and political tendencies of a world at once shared and divided. Encapsulating the roles of programmer, producer and director, Cotterrell works to develop projects that reveal complexity, challenge linear narratives and embrace the quiet spaces that are overlooked as the sites for action.
Cotterrell’s work has been commissioned and shown extensively in museums, galleries and the public realm within Europe, North America and Asia. He has worked in conflicted landscapes, has been a consultant to strategic masterplans, and has developed cultural and public art policy. He is Research Professor in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Further information can be found at http://www.cotterrell.com
Thought Curfew : Empathy’s Endgame
A chapter reflecting on the development of Thought Curfew and the wider questions the production raised.
Community of Practice
Membership of a parliamentary community of practice tasked with considering policy responses to violent extremism
A short festival of theater, music, fine arts and anarchy as a humble response to the tragedy of Brexit.
All-Party Parliamentary Group
Presentation to the House of Commons as part the APPG Inquiry into Building Resilience to Radicalisation in MENA
Empathy & Risk : An Initial Proposition
In his inaugural lecture Cotterrell describes the motivation for his ongoing research and the origins of the ER project.
Mirror Projects exhibited within the Alternate Languages exhibition at the Royal Academy.
A solo exhibition of new and existing work at Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, London
Reverse Images : Brexit (2019), an installation considering the evolving meaning of evidence.
Cancelled Arts Programme
The CANCELLED Arts Programme was a curated intervention to the first World Conference on Statelessness.
Capital C for Constitution
A playful response to the Sri Lanka debate on the meaning of clauses within the constitution.