Cooper Jacoby

Cooper Jacoby (USA) is an artist based in Los Angeles. His work explores the ways in which hardware scripts space and how its malfunctions reveal the infrastructure of the built environment. Informed by extensive research into material histories, Jacoby uses sculpture to trace the intersections of artefacts, interfaces and economies, seeking to uncover the systems undergirding them.  Recent solo exhibitions include Susceptibles, High Art, Paris (2018); Disgorgers, presented by Swiss Institute at LUMA Westbau, Zürich (2017); Bait, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2017); Matte Wetter, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2016); Stagnants, Mathew, Berlin (2016) and Deposit, High Art, Paris (2015). Jacoby has participated in group exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, and White Flag Projects, St. Louis. At Rupert, Jacoby will continue an ongoing project centered around the Radio Nurse, the world’s first baby monitor. Ventriloquizing this seminal device designed by Isamu Noguchi, Jacoby will develop a multi-channel audio text which is loosely structured around the format of a radio play to be performed by a chorus of sculptures.