Based in Glasgow as an artist and filmmaker, Daniel Cook immerse himself in the lives of his subjects creating work that is at once performative, factual and fictional.

The King and I has won multiple awards worldwide, including: the 2017 John Watson Prize (Scottish National Gallery 2017), Helen A. Bequest Award (Edinburgh University 2017), Talbot Rice Acquisitions Award (Talbot Rice Gallery 2017), and Award of Recognition: Documentary Short (IndieFest Film Awards, California 2017), the Hilton Memorial Award, Glasgow Film Festival 2018, the Hidden Door Jurors’ Prize for Innovation (Hidden Door Festival, Leith, 2018). It has also premiered at the Berlin REC Festival 2017 and the Buddha International Festival in Pune, India 2018).


Edinburgh College of Art
(MFA) Contemporary Art Practice

Duncan of Jordanstone
BA (Hons) Fine Art

Screenings & Exhibitions

Morton Award (solo commission)
Royal Scottish Academy - September 2020 (tbc)

RSA Annual Exhibition (group exhibition)
Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh, March 2020

Shiner (solo commission), BBC Scotland and LUX Scotland
Short film for iPlayer and BBC online platforms - 2019

Glassmount (UK Premiere), GSFF19 
Screening at CCA Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 2019

Glassmount, Embassy Gallery (solo exhibition)
Edinburgh May 2018

The King and I GSFF18 
Screening at CCA Glasgow Short Film Festival, May 2018

Pleasure Dome, Suede Gallery (group exhibition)
June 2016

Interim Show, Talbot Rice Gallery (group exhibition)
December 2016

Crossing Generations, Wasps Studios (group exhibition)
Patriot Hall Edinburgh - April 2015

Seven&One Group show, Coburg House (group exhibition)
Leith January 2016

Winter Show, Arusha Gallery (group exhibition)
Edinburgh December 2014

Undercurrents, Arusha Gallery (group exhibition)
Edinburgh September 2014

Cordy Hedge Gallery Logie Steading (group exhibition)
Moray May 2013

New Contemporaries, Edinburgh (group exhibition)
Royal Scottish Academy - March 2012

As An Shearann, Forfar (solo exhibition)
The Meffan Gallery Februrary 2012

Future Proof, Gracefield Arts Centre (group exhibition)
Dumfries October 2011

Future Proof, Glasgow, Street Level Gallery (group exhibition) September 2011

Industry Experience & Production

Director of Photography & Co-Direction
MS awareness campaign. Pix Producers New York - Dec 2019

Promotional film for Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival - September 2019

Director of Photography
Lupi Lupi Lu BBC & LUX Scotland, Adam Castle - May 2019

Director of Photography & Editor
The Sedate Stasis Company - June 2018

Director of Photography
Tonight Tonight No One No More Adam Castle - May 2018

Graphic Designer
Production Factory London - April 2018

Director of Photography
SPICEBOYS Ross Flemming - December 2017

Director of Photography & Co-Direction
Faux Pas Nautilus Rising - Jan 2017

Studio Assistant
Edinburgh Printmakers - August 2012

Studio Assistant
Printmakers Department, Dundee University - February 2012

Studio Assistant
Architektur Modelle Berlin - March 2011