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, and Director of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize and represented by Danielle Arnaud contemporary art.
Further information can be found at http://www.cotterrell.com
The Other Dialogues
The Other Dialogues were convened in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana
Dear Aliens, We Are Ready
Pastor Projects presents Dear Aliens, We Are Ready, its 5th Multi-Platform Exhibition in Mexico
Looking Back : Thought Curfew
David Cotterrell & Ruwanthie de Chickera discuss the making of Thought Curfew
The CANCELLED Dialogues, were the third event in series of Empathy & Risk curated conversations.
The second set of conversations within the Empathy and Risk Dialogues project were convened in 2018
In Conversation : Carolina Lio & David Cotterrell
Artist David Cotterrell talks to curator Carolina Lio about his practice and the Empathy & Risk project's beginning.
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.