William Cobbing’s artworks encompass a diverse range of media, including video, installation and performance.
Cobbing’s works allude to the idea of entropy, blurring of the boundaries between the body and the landscape.
Cobbing studied sculpture at Central St Martins, de ateliers artists’ institute in Amsterdam, and a PhD at Middlesex University in 2010.
In 2010 Cobbing had a residency at Turquoise Mountain in Kabul, Afganistan leading to the solo exhibition Man in the Planet at Viafarini Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milan, Italy.
He was awarded the Helen Chadwick Fellowship at Ruskin School and British School at Rome, resulting in the Gradiva Project at Freud Museum and Camden Arts Centre during 2007-8.
Cobbing co-curated (with Rosie Cooper) the Bob Jubilé events, publications and exhibitions on his grandfather, the sound poet Bob Cobbing.
Exhibitions include What’s Love Got to Do with It at Hayward Gallery Project Space, Revolver at Matt’s Gallery, Drawing Biennial at the Drawing Room (all London) and Transactions of the Duddo Field Club at Hatton Gallery (Newcastle, United Kingdom).