Studio Cooper-van Ingen
88 van der Duynstraat
2515NL, The Hague

Gita Cooper-van Ingen has developed an oeuvre primarily composed of photography, film, silkscreen prints, publications, and installations. In her practice, Cooper-van Ingen (re-)engages with the notion of the personal being both political and poetical. Photography is the central framework through which she engages with relationship between images, art making and history, as well as documentation. Incorporating autobiographical elements in her practice has opened up new questions on the complex, fluid nature of authorship and performance in relation to portraiture.

Gita Cooper-van Ingen was born in London and was raised in Los Angeles, Munich, Berlin and Rome and now lives and works in The Netherlands. She holds an undergraduate degree in Criticism, Communication, and Curation from Central Saint Martins, London and a postgraduate degree in Photography & Society from the Royal Academy of The Arts (KABK) in The Hague.

Gita has worked with various commercial and artist-run initiatives, most recently as Creative Director and Editor at DER GREIF, an organisation for contemporary photography. She currently also teaches at the KABK.

Selected Exhibitions

Bermuda Open Studios, The Hague

DECODE DRESS CODE - group show curated by Katharina Täschner, Sophie Opitz & Daria Bona, Goethe Institut Paris

2019 (solo)
Petaline, exhibited at the Marella shop in Reggio Emilia during the Fotografia Europea festival

False Positives, Publication, KABK/The Hague

The Family of No Man: Revisioning the world through non-male eyes. Curated by Natasha Christia and Brad Feuerhelm, Arles, France

Global London, Offprint, London

Krakow Photomonth 2016, A Process, curated by DER GREIF, hosted by Lars Willumeit

Selected Talks, Lectures & Nominations

Thesis Writing Workshops in collaboration with Shailoh Phillips (2022) and Walter Costa (2023), MA Photography & Society, KABK The Hague

lecture series on Feminist Theory and Practice, MA Photography & Society, KABK The Hague

Nomintion C/O Berlin Talent Award.

Undisciplining Photography, symposium organised by Rotterdam Fotomuseum and The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague. 

Selected Curatorial Projects

2019 - 2020
Blame The Algorithm, co-curated exhibition with Broomberg & Chanarin and DER GREIF, Stadtmuseum München, Munich

Dancing in Peckham, auxiliary events curated during Photo London

The Adventure of the Empty House – co-curated a show featuring works by Thomas Albdorf, Munich

Guest Editor for YUCA magazine, Issue III, “Sound & Time” issue

Thread Count, curated by DER GREIF at Unseen Photofair, Amsterdam


2018 - 2020 MA (distinction) Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK), The Hague (NL)
2017 - 2018 MA Photography, ECAL, École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne
2011 - 2014 BA (Hons), Central Saint Martins, Criticism, Communication and Curation, London (UK)

Images: © Gita Cooper - van Ingen