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.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

assemble standard minimal, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin

Frames (performance), Sadler’s Wells, London

The Quiet, FACT, Liverpool

2013

Transformism, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (with Melanie Jackson)

2012

Butterflies Flying in Formation, Loughborough Radar

2011

The Unnatural Animal, Z33, Hasselt

The Immortal, AND Festival, Liverpool

2010

Further Instructions, The Arts Catalyst, London

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Deep Inside, Moscow Biennale of Young Art

The New, Kunstverein Duesseldorf

The Human Option, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen

Our Work, Lunds Konsthall, Lund

2015

Beastly/Tierisch, Fotomuseum Winterthur

Rare Earth, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Time & Motion, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Earth Machines, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Staying With The Trouble, The White Building, London

20/20 Vision, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

2014

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

Labour of the Day, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Urban Choreography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2013

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

2012

Born out of Necessity, MoMA, New York

Speculative Realities, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

Soft Control, Kibla, Maribor

Superhuman, Wellcome Collection, London

2011

What If? National Museum of China, Beijing

Talk To Me, MoMA, New York

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, Z33, Hasselt

Synth-Ethic, Natural History Museum, Vienna

Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool

2010

Why Design Now? Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY

Impact!, Royal College of Art, London

Further Instructions, The Arts Catalyst, London

The Imaginarium, Uferhallen, Berlin

Meta.Morf, Trondheim

Designed Disorder, CUBE gallery, Manchester

Feel Home, CC Strombeek, Brussels

2009

Protofarm 2050, Suntec, Singapore

ISEA, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Boer Zoekt Stijl, Designhuis, Eindhoven

 

SELECTED TALKS

2016

Are We Human? Architectural Association, London

2015

Congo International Film Festival, Goma

MIT Media Lab, MA

Basic Motion Elements, ICA, London

Made to Measure, Transmediale, Berlin

2014

The Alchemical Paradigm, TBA21 Seminar, Lopud

Open Salon, ICC, Tokyo

Artist talk, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2013

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

2012

BE OPEN Forum, Design Miami/Basel

Soft Control, Portal, Maribor

metaPhorest, Waseda University, Tokyo

CAI2, Sapporo

Red Tape, RCA, London

2011

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

2010

Borderlands, OK Talk, London

Design Indaba, Cape Town

Research Methods Design Symposium, RCA

2009

Iscid World Design Congress, Singapore

Eye Of The Storm, Tate Britain, London

1+1=3, Central Saint Martins College, London

Speculative Storytelling Night, RCA, London

2008

Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster
University

Battle of Ideas, London

Human Futures Symposium, FACT, Liverpool

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Royal College of Art, London

KU Leuven

Science Museum, London

 

RESIDENCIES

Container Artist Residency, NY

The White Building, London

Headlands Center for the Arts, California

Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Scrimgeour, Alexander ‘Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen’ Review, Artforum, Summer 2015, NY

Moss, Ceci, ‘Earth Machines’ Yerba Buena Center for the Art, San Francisco, August 2015

Forbes, Duncan, ‘If A Lion Could Photograph’, Beastly/Tierisch Catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Spektor Books, Leipzig, May 2015

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

Jeppesen, Travis, Critics Pick Berlin, Artforum, May 2015

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

Goldberg, Keren, ‘The Invisible Aesthetics of Perception’, FACT, Liverpool February 2015

‘Mine’, artist text, Rare Earth catalogue, Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2015

Parikka, Jussi, ‘21st Century Theory – A New Yesterday’, Spike Art Quarterly No.41, October 2015, Berlin / Vienna

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

Schwendener, Martha, ‘From Private Repository to Public Forum’, A Review of ‘Dear Diary: Update All’ New York Times, February 2014

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

Harbison, Isobel, ‘Techne & Poesis’, Transformism Catalogue, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, January 2013

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

Hasegawa, Yuko, ‘Bunny Smash’ Catalogue Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Film Art, 2013

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Artist Development Grant, Agency for Arts Flanders

International Development Fund, British Council & Arts Council England

JMO, Jerwood Visual Arts

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