Annika Koops, Skin Like Vinyl, 2005
oil on canvas, 99 x 129 cm
Annika Koops is an artist whose work explores the impact of networked technologies upon human relations and the formation of self. By exploring new representational paradigms involved in the intertwining of painting, photography and computer generated imagery, her work reflects upon the break down of barriers between physical and virtual space and its psychological implications.
Annika has been the recipient of a number of significant grants and prizes including the Australia Council for the Arts British School, Rome Residency, The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship, Australia Council New work grant and an Australian Postgraduate Award. She has been invited to participate in a number of International exhibitions such as the Inaugural Bristol Biennial and the Project(or) Exhibition Rotterdam as well as having exhibited at a range of public institutions, artist run spaces and private galleries in Australia. She has undertaken National and International residencies as well as having work in significant Australian public collections such as Art Bank and MONA Hobart. She is represented currently by Bett Gallery, Hobart.
*Provenance: Private collection Hobart. Exhibited Despard Gallery as part of Annika’s inaugural solo exhibition, 18 – 30 November 2005. Painting was used as invitation image for the exhibition.