Ella Cooper
Ella Cooper
Media Arts | Photography | Film
Ella is invested in complex notions of visuality and representational space, doing so at a critical moment in contemporary global arts discourse. This involves recognizing the importance of locating the multiple herstories and realities of diasporic cultures, which is vital to current definitions of cultures as a whole.
— Pamela Edmonds, curator
NEW PHOTO SERIES  : IN PROGRESS Reclaiming the Black Female Nude

NEW PHOTO SERIES  : IN PROGRESS
Reclaiming the Black Female Nude

VIDEO INSTALLATION : V-FORMATION Part of the BODY LAND IDENTITY series

VIDEO INSTALLATION : V-FORMATION
Part of the BODY LAND IDENTITY series

FEB 4 : Video Installation @ Long Winter / Theatre Centre (Toronto)
FEB 11 : Screening & Panel @ KUUMBA / Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)
FEB 1 - 27 : Group Photography Show / Exposure Festival (Calgary)
APRIL 23 : Presentation / Open Engagement (Chicago)
APRIL 20 - 23 : US Premiere 'Dance for Life' @ Dance Camera West (LA)
 

NEW WORK : PHOTO VIDEO SERIES : 2017 Ecstatic nude exploration continues....more images coming soon.

NEW WORK : PHOTO VIDEO SERIES : 2017
Ecstatic nude exploration continues....more images coming soon.

IMPOSSIBLE LONGING : VIDEO PERFORMANCE ART Contemplating notions of Blacklessness, land, reclamation and the absurd.

IMPOSSIBLE LONGING : VIDEO PERFORMANCE ART
Contemplating notions of Blacklessness, land, reclamation and the absurd.

DANCE FOR LIFE : DANCE FILM DOCUMENTARY SERIES Featuring : Yvonne Ng, Pulga Muchochoma, Ofilio Sinbadinho, Aria Evans & Sze Yang Ade-Lam

DANCE FOR LIFE : DANCE FILM DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Featuring : Yvonne Ng, Pulga Muchochoma, Ofilio Sinbadinho, Aria Evans & Sze Yang Ade-Lam

PHOTO SERIES : BODY LAND IDENTITY Participatory photo video series and workshop exploring representation of the Black female body in Canadian landscape...images coming soon.

PHOTO SERIES : BODY LAND IDENTITY
Participatory photo video series and workshop exploring representation of the Black female body in Canadian landscape...images coming soon.

Ella’s work also reveals how aesthetic practices effectively emphasize the possibility of shifting the colonizing gaze through re-signification and through complex intersections of multiple places, historical temporalities, and subject positions. This work is a relevant reflection of art and humanity in our current age of transitional subjectivities and changeable social realities.
— Pamela Edmonds
PHOTO SERIES  : KRUMP BATTLE (TUDS TORONTO 2016)

PHOTO SERIES  : KRUMP BATTLE (TUDS TORONTO 2016)

VIDEO : 'SCHOOL DAYS' : ARTS & CRAFT LABEL, REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC & LUMINATO FESTIVAL Credit : Videographer

VIDEO : 'SCHOOL DAYS' : ARTS & CRAFT LABEL, REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC & LUMINATO FESTIVAL
Credit : Videographer

DOCUMENTARY : BLACK MEN LOVING : WINNER 'BEST CANADIAN FILM' CTFF Festival Credit : Director, Cinematographer & Editor

DOCUMENTARY : BLACK MEN LOVING : WINNER 'BEST CANADIAN FILM' CTFF Festival
Credit : Director, Cinematographer & Editor

DOCUMENTARY SHORT : L'ALLEGRO MOVEMENT PROJECT featuring MARK MORRIS CONTEMPORARY DANCE, LUMINATO FESTIVAL & DANCING WITH PARKINSONS Credit : Director, Cinematographer & Editor with Luminato Youth Film Crew

DOCUMENTARY SHORT : L'ALLEGRO MOVEMENT PROJECT
featuring MARK MORRIS CONTEMPORARY DANCE, LUMINATO FESTIVAL & DANCING WITH PARKINSONS
Credit : Director, Cinematographer & Editor with Luminato Youth Film Crew

Click here to view Ella's community projects, workshops & arts initiatives

Click here to view Ella's community projects, workshops & arts initiatives