Harriet Cooper


Harriet Cooper is a curator from Manchester currently based on the South East coast of England. Her practice is focused on collaborating with artists and curators to develop new work, considering the conditions and care that can create the best environment for this. Until December 2022 Harriet was Head of Visual Arts for Jerwood Arts, and she has previously held roles at Firstsite, Colchester; the British Council, London; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; and The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. She was co-curator of Phyllida Barlow’s commission folly for the British Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and is currently an Independent Member of the Wales in Venice Advisory Committee 2020-2024 and the Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Committee 2022-23.

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