Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen (UK/BE) are London based artists working across objects, installation and film.



Daughter of Dog, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno (2024)

Heavens, Serpentine Galleries, London (2021)

Palms Palms Palms, Z33, Hasselt (2020)

Savannah Moon, Sea the Stars, Belenius Gallery, Stockholm (2020)

Luna Eclipse, Oasis Dream, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (2019)

Trapped in the Dream of the Other, Mu.Zee, Ostend (2018)

White Horse / Twin Horse, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2017)

Avant Tout, Discipline, mu artspace, Eindhoven (2017)

Heart Line, Galleri Belenius, Stockholm (2017)

Leopard, Impala, The Empire Remains Shop, London (2016)

Assemble Standard Minimal, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin (2015)

Frames (performance), Sadler’s Wells, London (2015)

The Quiet, FACT, Liverpool (2015)

Transformism, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2013)

Butterflies Flying in Formation, Loughborough Radar (2012)

The Immortal, AND Festival, Liverpool (2010)

Further Instructions, The Arts Catalyst, London (2010)




Marks of the Beasts, Tomorrow Maybe, Hong Kong


Matter as Actor, Lisson Gallery, London

Image Ecology, C/O Berlin

Life Cycles, MoMA, New York


Ghost 2565: Live Without Dead Time, Bangkok

Back to Earth , Serpentine North Gallery, London

Territories of Waste, Museum Tinguely, Basel

Céline Condorelli / After Work, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Persones Persons, Biennale Gherdëina ∞

Being Mothers, E-WERK Luckenwalde


Our silver City, 2049, Nottingham Contemporary

Ti con Zero, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

The World is in You, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Re-creatures, Mattatoio, Rome

Bodies of Water, The 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art

AQUARIA — ​​​​​​​Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea, MAAT Lisbon

X is not a Small Country, MAAT Lisbon


The Unknown Artist, CCAC Portland

Disruptive Matter, K11 Art Foundation


The Drowned World, Toronto Biennial

Designs for a Different Future, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Energy, MoMA, New York

Logics of Sense: Implications, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto


Serpentine Cinema: On Earth, Structure and Sadness

Congo stars, Kunsthaus Graz

Unthought Environments, The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Infrastructure, SITUATION #114, Fotomuseum Winterthur


Items, MoMA, New York

Clouds⇄Forests, Main project Moscow Biennale, New Tretyakov Gallery

KI, Curated by Paul Feigelfeld, Galerie Crone Vienna

The World as Forest, CeNak Hamburg


Creative Operational Solutions, Para Site, Hong Kong

I Stood Before The Source, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto

Deep Inside, Moscow Biennale of Young Art

The New, Kunstverein Duesseldorf

Our Work, Lunds Konsthall, Lund


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


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


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


Born out of Necessity, MoMA, New York

Speculative Realities, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

Soft Control, Kibla, Maribor

Superhuman, Wellcome Collection, London


What If? National Museum of China, Beijing

Talk To Me, MoMA, New York

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, Z33, Hasselt


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


Protofarm 2050, Suntec, Singapore

ISEA, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast




May the Fox Take You, Somerset House, London

Key Works with Daisy Hildyard, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University London

Not What I Meant but Anyway book Launch, Serpentine at the Goethe Institute, London


Artist talk, Ghost 2565 Bangkok

Three Hearts E-WERK Luckenwalde


Dogs, MoMA R&D Salon


Spit on the Carpet, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York

Artists’ Talks Series, The Architectural Association, London

The Opening, University of Toronto

Artist talk, Zurich University of the Arts

There is no outside, Dutch Art Institute

Artist talk, Vargas Museum, Manila


Exploitation, Beursschouwburg, Brussels


Running in Circles, General Theory Forum, ICA, London

Artist talk, The City College of New York

Illuminations II, The Enemies Project, Austrian Cultural Forum London


Fake Blood on Real Fur, The Empire Remains Shop, London

Are We Human? Architectural Association, London


Congo International Film Festival, Goma

Everything Counts in Large Amounts, MIT Media Lab, MA

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/Basel

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

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

Speculative Storytelling Night, RCA, London


Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster

Battle of Ideas, London

Human Futures Symposium, FACT, Liverpool


Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)

M+, Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong (2015, 2018)

De Collectie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (2021)

Mu.Zee, Ostend (2018)

Region of Skåne, Malmo (2017)

Royal College of Art, London (2016)

KU Leuven (2012)

Science Museum, London (2010)



Fine Art Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston

Container Artist Residency, NY

The White Building, London

Headlands Center for the Arts, California



Hindahl, Philipp, ‘Kunst als Komplizin’, Monopol, September 2022, Berlin

Husain, Amber, 2021. ‘Replace Me’, London: Peninsula Press. pp.87-89

van der Werf, Huib Haye. ‘Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen Review’, Artforum, March 2021

Chan, Hera. ‘Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen Ask How Value is Created’, Frieze review, January 2021

Burckhardt, Anna, ‘Choreographing Labour’ MoMA Magazine, New York, November 2019

Poels, Anne-Marie, ‘Trigger’, H_art Magazine 188, Antwerp January 2019

‘Particles (an Epilogue) / Epilogue (a Particle)’, artist text, Unthought Environments Catalogue, Karsten Lund (ed.) The Renaissance Society, Chicago, 2019

Wilson, Eva, ‘Trapped in the Dream of the Other’, The Work of Wind: Land, Blackwood Gallery Toronto & K.Verlag, Berlin, 2018

‘Let the Games’, artist text, Due journal, Architectural Association, London 2018

‘Synthetic Blood on Leopard Skin’, artist text, The Empire Remains Shop by Cooking Sections, Columbia University Press, New York, 2018

Volkert, Yvonne, ‘From Trash to Waste’, Texte Zur Kunst, Issue no.108/December 2017, Berlin

Vriens, Jorne, ‘Avant Tout, Discipline’ Review, Metropolis M, No 5, 2017, Utrecht

‘Take a Good Lamp’, artist text, Cultural Politics Journal, Volume 12, Number 3, Duke University Press, NC, November 2016

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



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