JAMES COUPE
art projects
CV

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA, “Sanctum”, interactive public video/sound artwork (with Juan Pampin)
2013: Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA: “On Observing the Observer of the Observers”, real-time video installation
2009: Lanternhouse, Ulverston, UK, artist residency
2007: The Junction, Cambridge, “[re]collector”, commissioned public AI video installation
2002: Artsadmin, London, UK, I, Robot (Phase One), intelligent telerobotic installation

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013: The Public Private, Kellen Gallery, Parsons/New School, New York City: “Panoptic Panorama #2: Five People in a Room”, real-time video/social media installation
2012: The Neddy, Cornish College of the Arts, “Panoptic Panorama #1: I am standing in an empty room”, real-time video installation
2012: Undercover, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA, “Panoptic Panorama #1: I am standing in an empty room”, commissioned real-time video installation
2011: Current, Harris Museum, Preston, UK, “The Lover”, commissioned surveillance video installation.
2010: Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester, UK, “Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days”, commissioned auto-generated video / Facebook application.
2010: Folly, Lancaster, UK, “Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days”, auto-generated Facebook video installation.
2008: 911 Media Center, Seattle, USA, “(re)collector”, real-time AI video installation
2006: Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle, “The Difference Engine”
2005: Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, “Low-Fi Commissions 04”, The Difference Engine, commissioned real-time AI Internet installation
2005: Aspex, Portsmouth, UK, “Day-to-Day Data”, 9PIN++, blueprints and documentation
2005: Lighthouse, Poole, UK, 9PIN++, commissioned telematic AI network project
2004: Aspex, Portsmouth, UK, 9PIN++, commissioned telematic AI network project
2004: Artsway, Sway, UK, 9PIN++, commissioned telematic AI network project
2004: Folly Gallery, Lancaster, UK, “Virtual Storey Project”, call_centre, commissioned autonomous call centre
2003: Space Studios, London, UK, “Space Open”, call_centre diagrams, blueprints
2003: Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK, “Metapod”, I, Robot (Phase Two)
2003: FACT, Liverpool, UK, “Bitparts Superchannel”, I, Robot Channel, live telerobotic Internet TV broadcast
2001: Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, “New Contemporaries 2001”, Digital Warfare Network (Project Phase Two), networked parasitical cellular phone installation
2001: Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art / Sunderland Museum, Sunderland, UK, “New Contemporaries 2001”, Digital Warfare Network (Project Phase Two), networked parasitical cellular phone installation
2000: IDEA, Manchester, UK, “SUCT”, Digital Warfare Network (Project Phase One), networked parasitical powerline installation
1999: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, UK, The Edinburgh Castle Tourist Event, temporally displaced tourist attraction project
1999: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, In the Event of an Emergency, interactive installation

Education
2009: PhD Digital Art and Experimental Media, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2000: MA Creative Technology, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
1999: M.A.(Hons.) Fine Art (Sculpture), 1st Class, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Awards and Honors
2011: Mellon Faculty Fellowship, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA
2010: Fellowship, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA
2010: CityArtists Projects Individual Artist Award
2009: Creative Capital Grant: Emerging Fields
2008: Artist Trust Fellowship: Cross-Disciplinary/Emerging Forms
2008: Washington State Public Art Roster
2008: 4Culture Individual Artist Grant
2008: Paul Allen Foundation, commission for Boise Art Museum (Summer 2010)
2006: Arts Council of England, Enter_ Festival commission
2005: Arts Council of Scotland, Low-Fi commission
2004: Arts Council of England, SCAN commission
2004: Lancaster City Council, UK, Virtual Storey Project Commission
2004: London South Bank University, UK, Research Grant
2003: Arts and Humanities Research Board, Innovation Award
2003: Resfest, Art Centre Nabi, Korea, Festival Shortlist
2003: Thames Valley University, UK, Research Grants
2002: Thames Valley University, UK, Research Grant
2002: Artsadmin, London, UK, Residency/Artist Bursary
2001: New Contemporaries, UK, Commission
1999: Edinburgh College of Art, UK, Andrew Grant Prize

Publications (selected)
2006: “Art, Representation and Responsibility: towards a system aesthetic” in D.Sutton (ed.), The State of the Real (I. B. Tauris)
2005: A Review of Open Systems: Rethinking Art c. 1970 in Drain #5 (October 2005)
2003: Art, Computers, Systems and Parasites in E. Posey (ed.), Remote (Bloc Press, Cardiff, 2003)

Presentations (selected)
2011: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA. James Coupe: Surveillance Cinema, lecture and screening.
2010: Olympia Film Society, USA. James Coupe: Recent Videos, screening
2010: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, USA, “Convergence, Divergence, Multiplicity”, keynote.
2010: College Art Association Conference, Chicago, USA, Pioneering a PhD in Creative Research, panelist.
2010: Surveillance Suite, UW School of Law, panel discussion
2009: Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool, UK, invited lecture
2009: ISEA, Belfast, UK, “Mechatronic Art: Beyond Craft Fetishism”, paper
2008: ISEA, Singapore, Artist Presentation
2008: Henry Art Gallery, Artist Presentation for ‘Projections’ talk series
2006: SLSA Conference (with S. Brixey), New York, USA, “From Simulation to Emulation, New Frontiers of Telematic Art in the 21st Century”, Paper for Leonardo Panel.
2006: Hunter College, New York, USA, invited lecture.
2006: Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, invited lecture.
2006: 911 Art Centre, Seattle, “Transcontinental”, Panelist
2006: College Art Association Conference (with S. Brixey), Boston, USA, “From Simulation to Emulation, New Frontiers of Telematic Art in the 21st Century”
2006: Tufts University (with S. Brixey) , Boston, USA, “The Difference Engine”, IEEE guest lecture
2005: On the Boards Theatre, Seattle, USA, “The Impact of New Technologies upon Performance”, invited lecture
2005: University of Maine, Orono “Art as Research” Telematic Symposium, invited speaker
2005: Intel Research, Seattle, USA, “System Aesthetics | Ubiquitous Absence”, lecture
2004: Dorkbot, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA, “Non-Corporeal Robotics”, invited presentation
2004: Machinista, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, UK, AI, A-Life & Artistic Practices, Panelist
2004: Machinista, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK, Art from the Machine: Gleams of the Inhuman, Keynote
2004: Pixelraiders 2, Sheffield Hallam University, “I, Project”, Paper
2004: College Art Association Conference, Seattle, USA, “Sculptural Consciousness: Recontextualizing the System Aesthetic”, Paper
2003: The State of the Real, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, “Art, Representation and Responsibility: towards a system aesthetic”, Paper
2003: CHArt (Computers and the History of Art), Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, “From Sculptural Consciousness to the Digital Sublime: Understanding the System Aesthetic”, Paper
2003: People vs. Programming, Artsway, Hampshire, UK, “James Coupe, Hedley Roberts and Nick Webb in conversation”, Paper
2003: New Media / Old Media, Millenium Point, Birmingham, UK, “I, Robot (Phase Two)”, Paper
2002: ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art), Nagoya, Japan, “I, Robot (Phase One)”, Paper
2002: Remote II, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK, “Art, Computers, Networks and Parasites”, Paper

Selected Bibliography
2011: “Currently hanging: The Lover”, Jen Graves, The Stranger, 5/11
2010: “James Coupe: Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days”, Maria Walsh, Art Monthly, 10/10
2010: “Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days”, Ceci Moss, Rhizome, 3/10
2010: “Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days”, Net-Art.org, 3/10
2010: “Accidental Narratives and Facebook Artworks”, Ryan Chapman, ChapmanChapman, 3/10
2010: “Ground-breaking Barrow video project on Facebook”, North-West Evening Mail, 3/10
2009: “AND Festival Report”, Peter Merrington, Rhizome, 10/09
2009: “Alain Badiou, Multiplicity and Contemporary Art”, David Brancaleone, Stimulus->Respond, Summer 2009
2009: “Creative Capital Roundup: James Coupe”, Ryan Chapman, ChapmanChapman, 8/09
2008: “What are you F#&%ing Looking at?”, Francis DeVuono, ArtWeek, December 2008
2008: “There’s more than one way to stare down a camera”, Jen Graves, The Stranger, October 2008
2007: “Putting the Art in AlgoRiThm”, Rachel Hazelwood, Aesthetica #19, October 2007
2006: “Difference Engine, extracting the metaphysics from the net”, Vito Campanelli, neural.it, May 2006
2005: “The Art of the Stars”, Carrie Scott, The Stranger, December 2005
2005: “Low-Fi Gets Physical at Stills”, Marc Garrett, furtherfield.org, September 2005
2005: “The Triumph of the Unexpected”, Samson Spanier, Financial Times, August 2005