Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology

Mr P Cooper

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology
Tel: 012 429 6036


  • BAFA (WSOA, 1992)
  • BA (HONS) (WSOA, 1993)
  • MA (WSOA, 2002)
  • PGCHE (UP, 1996) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Site-specific art practices
  • Site / Space / Place
  • Sculpture and installation 

Field of Specialisation

  • Visual Arts
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Art History 

Journal articles

  • Secret Wish. Co-authored with Landi Raubenheimer. Published in Art South Africa. December 2011.
  • Comfortably Numb: Crump Unveiled. A review of the recent Alan Crump retrospective exhibition: A Fearless Vision. In "Views and (Re)views", de Arte (84).
  • Mediated Place: The Effect of Digital Functionality in Selected Site-Specific Art Works. Co-authored with Andrew Smith. Publication forth coming: De Arte 93, 2016.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • 2007 Appointed council member of SAVAH (South African Visual Arts Historians). Portfolio: Treasurer.
  • 2010 Nominated to the editorial committee of de Arte magazine. UNISA Press. ISSN 0004-3389.
  • 2011 Founding and participating member of the Visual and Performing Arts of Africa (ViPPA), Post Graduate Research Group, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • 2012 Nominated to the editorial committee of the international on-line journal, ARCHITECTURE_MEDIA_POLITICS_SOCIETY.  ISSN 2050-9006