About

Portrait by Amanda Eatwell for Getting to Know You (2023)

Chloe Cooper is a zine maker, educator and passionate paper marbler. She marbles paper to make zines about knee pain, wearing glasses during a pandemic and drinking wine whilst working from home. She’s also into cartoons and comics; drawing cars, plants, people and making up stories about the dip-company mascot “Mr Dips”.

Chloe makes risograph-printed zines with Nicky Sutton. These zines are inspired by living in Thamesmead. So far these have chronicled the sheer excitement of living near Abbey Wood station when the Elizabeth line opened and living in Thamesmead during the coronation of a guy who’s really not a fan of concrete.

When she’s not making zines, Chloe collaborates with composer and vibraphonist Jackie Walduck as Vibin n Marblin to make audiovisual performances where her marbling responds to Jackie’s music and vice versa, resulting in immersive video projections and mesmeric vibraphone soundscapes.

EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES/ZINE FAIRS

2024
The Treasure Project at Lakeside Centre, London
Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, Lewisham Art House, London
Lakeside Art Shop Launch, Lakeside Centre, London
UAL Intercultural Zine Fair, Peckham Levels, London
Pushkin House Zine Fair, Pushkin House, London

2023
Vibin n Marblin @ Wildflower Whoopee!, The Moorings Sociable Club, London
Pages Artists Book Fair, University of Leeds, Leeds
Geranium, Jupiter Projects, Penzance
Twin Town, ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
39th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London
Pagemasters Zine Fair, South London Gallery, London South London Comic & Zine Fair, Stanley House, London Pushkin House Zine Fair, Pushkin House, London

2022
TULCA Visual Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
Vibin n Marblin’s Hyperpresence @ The Hot Tin, Faversham Lakesiders, Lakeside Centre, London
Artists Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
38th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London
ME 2 U: A Collective Manifesto, Nunnery Gallery, London
ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
Pagemasters Zine Fair, South London Gallery, London

2021
Visions, Nunnery Gallery, London
Estuary Festival, London
Vibin n Marblin’s Diagnosis, Dreaming, Waiting, C&W Hospital, London
Vibin n Marblin’s Miso Kitchen, Electric Medway, Sun Pier House, Chatham
Winter Market, Lakeside Centre, London
37th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London

2020
Bias Poems at BIAS, A/Side-B/Side, London
URgh!#1: alternative art education zine, Conway Hall, London
Client Culture Cross Polination Zine!, Anti University, London
36th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London

2019
The Body Politic, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Repair Session for Katrin Hanusch’s The Romance, All About Laptops, London
Learning Space: DESIRE. 50 years of new society, nGbK, Berlin
Live Marbling with London Improvisors Orchestra, Cafe Oto, London
To whom the flesh…, Inland Project @ The Poetry Society, London
35th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, London
Patchings A5 Christmas Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

2018
Internal Scratch, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Let’s Get Those Juices Flowing, LCB Depot, Leicester
The Oasis Social Club: Brownfield Block Party, Stoke-on-Trent
Bring Your Own Performance (BYOP), SPACE, London
LCN Showcase, SPACE, London
Study Day and Launch: Redrawing Artistic Economies, Company Drinks, London
34th Annual Open Exhibition, CGP, London
Patchings A5 Christmas Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

2017
Mount Florida Screenings, GOMA, Glasgow
Dancing on Borrowed Ground, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
The Weekender, The Tetley, Leeds
Late at Tate, Tate St Ives, St Ives
Anti Social Social Club by Eve Chabanon, Barking Town Hall, London
What Happened Between? Kerri and Sophie, Lewisham Arthouse, London
Catalyst Walks, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Dedications, ArtReview Bar, London
Pop Up Feminist Library, Tate Modern, London

2016
Bedfellows: Sex Re-Education, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London
Encounters, Galleri Mejan, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Art From Elsewhere…, Arnolfini and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Chloe Cooper: Bronzin’ (Totally Bronze), Tate Britain, London
Bedfellows: Artist Talk, Serpentine, London
21st Century Fox in the Snow, Embassy, Edinburgh
Secret Reasons, AND Publishing, London

2015
Caroline Smith’s Writer in Residence Winter Fair, Feminist Library, London
A Vehicle For Revolution, The Old Police Station, London
Louche Women Presents a Season in Sci Fi, The Poetry Society, London
Doing What Comes Naturally Presents: Spare Rib at The Feminist Library,
The Feminist Library, London
Be In Touch // Embassy Presents: Film Club, Embassy, Edinburgh
Take Away Monad Mollusc, LCCT, UCL, London
Feelings, Blockages and Pots, Centrum, Berlin
Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen: A live radio show by Jenny Moore & guests, Primary, Nottingham
sic, Sanderg Instituut Graduation Show 2015, Amsterdam
Looks Performatour, Looks, ICA, London
Loop-the-Loop, Five Years, London
Gavin’s Foot, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Jenny Moore’s You can’t win them all, ladies and gentlemen [Part Two: Expectations], Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam

2014
EX-FACTORY, KULES, Stoke-on-Trent
How Near is Here?, Collective, Edinburgh
Rupert’s An Artist and A Rover, Art Vilnius 14, Vilnius, Lithuania
SpiderS, Smaragd, Berlin
Justin Bieber on Museums, October Gallery, London

2013
Reactor Halls E03: Daniel Oliver presents Live Art Dogging, Primary Studios, Nottingham
Project Visible, Tate Modern, London
The Everything and Nothing Problem, Ceri Hand/Jerwood Space, London
Leeds Leeds Leeds!, blip blip blip, Leeds
Of Local Interest: Untitled London, Collective, London
Until I, I Know You Better, Ti Pi Tin, London

2012
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable
TURN IT ON AGAIN, Motel De Nowhere, London
Project Visible, Tate Modern, London
Plunge, Artsadmin and LIFT, London
Every Picture Tells a Story, October Gallery, London
AIR Performance Evening, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2011
AiR Artists in Residence, Whitechapel Gallery, London
THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL, Five Years, London
BAT Pack II, Mile End Art Pavilion, London

2010
BAT Pack, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
Open Studios, P1, London

2009
50 Not Out! The Montague Arms, London
What Line Isn’t that Anyone? Resonance FM, London
The Work In Progress Presents: Noisy Image, Café Oto, London
Ten Seconds on Speed, Oubliette Arthouse, Mexican Embassy, London

2008
Live Art on Petticoat Lane, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Fete Encounter, Camp Bestival, Dorset
Home Live Art Village Fete, National Theatre, London
The Fete Encounter, Whitstable Biennial, Whitstable
The Fete Encounter, Fierce Festival, Various Locations, Birmingham
Rules and Regs, Southampton
Start, Trash, Leeds
Passage European Forum For Young Artists, Beursshouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Artgos, The Art Market, Leeds
Emergency, Greenroom, Manchester
Yomu Visual Arts Festival, Various Locations, York
Fresh Meat, The Art Market, Leeds
If This Ain’t Art, Why Does It Feel So Good? Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
Get Your Tits Out, Custard Factory, Birmingham

RESIDENCIES
2020-2021 Pull Up a Chair, Ideas Test / Quiet Down There, Isle of Sheppey
2017 Performance Art Intensive, The Tetley, Leeds 2017 Bedfellows: Sex Re-Education, AirSpace, Stoke-on-Trent
2016 Bedfellows: Sex Re-Education, Tate Schools and Teachers, London
2014 KULES, Stoke-on-Trent
2013 Artist in Residence, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania
2010-2012 AiR Artists in Residence, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2008 Rules and Regs, Southampton

ADVISORY ROLES
2022 – Current Director at Fountain Arts, Scunthorpe
2017 – Current Creative Council member at Create, London

PRIZES
2022 ArtWorks Open Exhibition Prize, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

COLLECTIONS
2023 Experimental Salamis…, Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Museum 2023 Tunnel Tourists, London Transport Museum Collection

EDUCATION
2009 – 2011 MA Museums and Galleries in Education, Institute of Education, London
2005 – 2006 Erasmus Programme, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
2004 – 2007 BA Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds