Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen’s work is occupied with broad meanings of material and production. They work with objects, installation, film and photography to explore manufacturing processes as cultural, ethical and political practices.

They work and live in London.




Beastly, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich

Frames, Sadler’s Wells, London

Rare Earth, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Assemble Standard Minimal, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin

Time & Motion, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


Hypothèse de l’impact géant, Carreau, Cergy

JMO, Jerwood Space, London

An Opera of Labour & Revolution, Kasa Galeri Istanbul

Open Space, ICC, Tokyo

The Progress Trap, New Institute, Rotterdam

Urban Choreography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Time & Motion, FACT, Liverpool

Dear Diary:Update All, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase

Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center, SF

Bunny Smash, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Transitio 05, CENART, Mexico City

Future Perfect, Electricity Museum, Lisbon

SA2013, The Central House of Artists, Moscow

Radical Fiction, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo

Artefact, STUK, Leuven

Transformism, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton


Born out of Necessity, MoMA, New York

Speculative Realities, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

Soft Control, Kibla, Maribor

Superhuman, Wellcome Collection, London

Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam


What If? National Museum of China, Beijing

Talk To Me, MoMA, New York

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, Z33, Hasselt

Synth-Ethic, Natural History Museum, Vienna,

Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool

Human Plus, Science Gallery, Dublin


Why Design Now? Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY

Impact!, Royal College of Art, London

Further Instructions, The Arts Catalyst, London

The Imaginarium, Uferhallen, Berlin

Repair, Festival Ars Electronica, Linz

Meta.Morf, Trondheim

Prediction + Demain #3, Saint Etienne

Designed Disorder, CUBE gallery, Manchester

Feel Home, CC Strombeek, Brussels


Protofarm 2050, Suntec, Singapore

What If? Science Gallery, Dublin

ISEA, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Boer Zoekt Stijl, Designhuis, Eindhoven

Designs of the Year, The Design Museum, London



Basic Motion Elements, ICA, London

Made to Measure, Transmediale, Berlin


The Alchemical Paradigm, TBA21 Seminar, Lopud

Open Salon, ICC, Tokyo

Artist talk, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Gravity, Sheffield Hallam University

Current Values, TENT, Rotterdam

Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Working Title Platform, Brussels

Bartlett Nexus, London

Universität der Künste, Berlin

Real Fiction, Die Angewandte, Vienna

TDC day, Joshibi University, Tokyo

Resonate, Belgrade


BE OPEN Forum, Design Miami

Soft Control, Portal, Maribor

metaPhorest, Waseda University, Tokyo

CAI2, Sapporo

Red Tape, RCA, London


Talk To Me Symposium, MoMA, NY

BIDT , Tsinghua University, Beijing

Next Nature Visual Power Show, Amsterdam

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

Young London, The Gopher Hole

A-Z Lecture, Z33, Hasselt


Borderlands, OK Talk, London

Design Indaba, Cape Town

Research Methods Design Symposium, RCA


Iscid World Design Congress, Singapore

Eye Of The Storm, Tate Britain, London

Science And The Nation, E:vent Gallery, London

1+1=3 Conference, CSM College, London

Speculative Storytelling Night, RCA, London


Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster

Designing Debate, Battle of Ideas, London

Human Futures Symposium, FACT, Liverpool


Museum of Modern Art, New York

M+, Hong Kong

KU Leuven

Science Museum, London



The White Building, London

Headlands Center for the Arts, California

Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt



Scheller, Jörg ‘Think Tank’, Frieze d/e, Issue 19, Berlin, May 2015

Feigelfeld, Paul, ‘Media Archeology out of Nature’, e-flux Journal 62, NY, February 2015

Parikka, Jussi, 21st Century Theory, Spike Art Quarterly No.41, Berlin / Vienna, October 2014

Vis, Dirk, ‘Ik wil een nieuw ding’, De Gids, Amsterdam, April 2014

Dunne, Anthony, ‘Speculative Everything’, MIT Press, January 2014

Harbison, Isobel, ‘Transformism’, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, January 2013

Aue, Stefan (ed.), ‘ArteFakte. Wissen ist Kunst – Kunst ist Wissen’, BBAW, Berlin, October 2013



Jerwood Makers Open

RGB Prize, TDC Tokyo

First Prize, VIDA 14.0 Art and Artificial Life International Award

Wellcome Trust Arts Awards 2009, 2011, 2013

Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica

Science Museum Emerging Artist Commission