Nicole Coson (b. 1992) Manila, Philippines. She lives and works in East London, UK
Nicole Coson was born in Manila, Philippines in 1992. She completed a BA in Fine Art in Central Saint Martins in 2014 prior to attending the Royal College of Art to finish her MA in Painting in 2020. Last year Coson was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries and recently exhibited at South London Gallery in May 2021.
Creating works that act as “architectural interventions” into familiar spaces, Nicole Coson investigates how ideas of visibility or concealment inform our contemporary understanding of memory, trauma and identity. Her work explores the concepts of visibility and disappearance, with reference to camouflage and concealment in nature as well as in warfare as tactical countermeasures. In her practice, she is in search of a productive position within invisibility that lends artists the opportunity in which they she able to negotiate the terms of their visibility. To vanish and reappear as we please and as necessary to her own personal and artistic objectives.
Coson is currently represented at Ben Hunter Gallery in the UK and by Silverlens Gallery in Manila. Her duo show with Garrett Pruter at Brigade will be her first show in Scandinavia.
Nicole Coson’s Exoskeleton
Nicole Coson at Ben Hunter
in conversation with: Nicole Coson
ARTIST SERIES 003: Nicole Coson
This Artists Success Is Rooted In An Addiction For Black
Interview: In The Studio With Nicole Coson