Ella Cooper
Ella Cooper
Multi-Arts | Photography | Film | Community

SHOWS, TALKS & PRESS

SHOWS & TALKS

2018

August : Official Selection WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL (Amsterdam)

May - June Group Show : Ecstatic Nudes : Nia Centre for the Arts (Toronto)

April 29 : Installation : Inaugural Moving Body Moving Image Festival COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Barnard College (New York)

April 25 : Guest Speaker : This World Town Workshop (Toronto)

April 7 : Guest Speaker : Agnes Varda Retrospective / TIFF (Toronto)

March 14 - 18 : Official Selection CINEDANS Festival 'Dance for Life' (Amsterdam)

Feb 20 - April 21 : 'Performing Feminisms' Group Show & Talk / Lamont Gallery (Boston, New Hampshire)

Through Jan 15 : Unmasked Group Show : Art Gallery of Mississauga @ Mississauga Central Library (Ontario)

January 27 : Dance for Life Documentary Screening / Reframed Festival (Peterborough)

2016 - 2017

DEC 19 Artist Talk / foundationClass : Weisensee University (Berlin)
NOV 3 - 10 Black Star Film Series : Toronto International Film Festival & British Film Institute : Guest Speaker & Programmer (Toronto)
NOV 7 - JAN 15  Art Gallery of Mississauga 'Body Land Identity' photography feature in Unmasked Group Show
OCT 19 - 22: 'Dance for Life' San Francisco Dance Film Festival
SEPT 9 Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Installation & Panel
SEPT 1 - 2 : V-formation Installation / Digital Carnival, Richmond World Festival (British Columbia)
JULY 28 - AUG 26 : Group Show / XPACE Cultural Centre (Toronto)
JULY 26 : V-formation Screening : Saugeen Band Council
JULY : PICTURE BERLIN - Summer Residency & Exhibition (Berlin)
JUNE 1 : Installation / Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) First Thursdays
APRIL 20 - 23 : US Premiere 'Dance for Life' @ Dance Camera West (LA)
APRIL 23 : Presentation / Open Engagement & Columbia College (Chicago)
APRIL 16 - 21 : Banff Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow (Toronto Arts Council)
FEB 1 - 27 : Group Photography Show / Exposure Festival (Calgary)
FEB 11 : Screening & Panel @ KUUMBA / Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)
FEB 4 : Video Installation @ Long Winter / Theatre Centre (Toronto)
 

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

THIS WORLD TOWN MAGAZINE : ELLA COOPER ON RESISTANCE AND RECLAMATION OF BLACK BODIES : ARTISTS + MAVERICKS, 05/10/2018 http://thisisworldtown.com/spotlight-ella-cooper-on-resistance-and-reclamation-of-black-bodies/

CBC Article / Guest Artist Review : JAN 2018 http://www.cbc.ca/arts/for-artist-ella-cooper-2017-s-most-captivating-art-was-an-invitation-to-engage-with-islamic-culture-1.4466483

CBC Exhibitionists Series : VOTED BEST CBC ARTS STORIES OF 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/from-inspiring-art-kids-to-bold-provocateurs-these-were-your-favourite-cbc-arts-stories-of-2017-1.4463561

CBC ARTS : These Photos of Nude Black Women are Here to Question Our Assumptions - Artist Ella Cooper wants to subvert and empower through a photographic exploration of black joy. 

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists/these-photos-of-nude-black-women-in-the-canadian-landscape-are-here-to-question-our-assumptions-1.4234497

POV : CBC Arts Essay written by Ella Cooper - Dec 28, 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/for-artist-ella-cooper-2017-s-most-captivating-art-was-an-invitation-to-engage-with-islamic-culture-1.4466483

Exhibitionist Featured Artist : Sept 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists-is-back-this-friday-and-changing-how-we-see-canada-1.4298332

Art Gallery of Ontario News : Every. Now. Then. From Here to There. Sept 2017 http://artmatters.ca/wp/2017/09/every-now-then-from-here-to-there/

Van Document : Article : Exploring LAND through multimedia art at Digital Carnival 2017 http://vandocument.com/2017/09/in-the-media-tent/

Dance Current Magazine : Documentary Dance Film Series Dance for Life, July 2016

http://www.thedancecurrent.com/video/documentary-dance-film-series-dance-life
 

CBC Metro Morning : Dance for Life : New Series, Air Date July 2016

CBC Metro Morning : Black Women Film Canada Launch : New program to support black women in Canadian film Air Date: May 19, 2016

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/new-program-to-support-black-women-in-canadian-film-1.3589622


Exposed 2015 Exhibition Catalogue Published on Apr 28, 2015  
: https://issuu.com/pamelaedmondscurates/docs/exposed_2015 P


Rabble Podcast (Toronto): Ella Talks About Her New Film ‘Black Men Loving’, 2014

 http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/face2face/2014/11/ella-cooper-talks-about-her-new-film-black-men-loving

 

By Blacks Magazine (Toronto): Black Men Loving : 2014

 http://byblacks.com/entertainment/film-tv/item/1049-black-men-loving-toronto-filmmaker-puts-spotlight-on-fathers
 

Groundbreaking Program 'Black Women Film!' Happening Now In Toronto

http://byblacks.com/news/item/1430-groundbreaking-program-black-women-film-happening-now-in-toronto
 

Torontoist ‘Signs Across Toronto’ featuring the Art + Identity
Project, 2009

http://torontoist.com/2009/07/signs_across_toronto/?eo_month=2013-06


hat Inspires You? Community Arts Council Review (Vancouver)
http://communityarts.ning.com/profiles/blogs/what-inspires-you-ella-cooper