Ground Truth

Artist Kate Cooper will present a new iteration of her most recent work Ground Truth. This performative lecture reflects on child development and childcare as a form of creative labor. Within Ground Truth, human development is likened to artificial intelligence and machine learning: the learning mechanisms of both machines and children are based on constant repetition. This work, and Cooper’s practice more broadly, highlights the synergy between the operations of the body and new forms of technology

The artistic work of Kate Cooper explores the politics of commercial reproduction and the position of the female body in the history of digital image technology. Cooper has recently held solo exhibitions at Project Art Center, Dublin (2023); De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2022); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2021); The New Museum, New York, United-States (2020); and Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2019). Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at 5th Aichi Triennial, Japan (2022); Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark (2022); The New Museum Triennial, New York, United States (2021); Sonje Art Center, Seoul, South Korea (2021); Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2021); Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany (2021); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2020). Cooper received the BEN Prize for Emerging Talent from B3 Biennial of the Moving Images in 2015 and the Schering Stiftung Art Award in 2014. She lives and works in Amsterdam.