Naomi is a designer for performance and visual artist with a strong base in collaborative working, playfulness, and dramaturgy. When collaborating with artists and creating images, one of her prime interests is exploring how visual references and metaphors can be accessible to universal audiences. Through an emotional engagement with recognised images and memory we can communicate that which other forms can't, but she believes these must appeal to people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and identities. She believes in performance being a democratic space for all involved and enjoys pushing the possibilities of that in a live setting.
Naomi graduated from Wimbledon College of Art and has since returned to tutor students on artistic collaboration within performance.
Naomi is a regular collaborator of visual art duo Cut Tongues, and is also currently working with artist Amy Pitt to develop a story project.
Her previous work has been seen at various theatres, arts centres, and non-arts venues including Battersea Arts Centre, Rich Mix, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Vaults, Old Vic Workrooms, and The Yard.
OUT / Rachael Young / The Yard / 2017
Passin Thru / Theatreworks / Lyric Hammersmith / 2017
Majesty / Helena Webb / Battersea Arts Centre / 2017
Dreamplay / BAZ Productions / The Vaults / 2017
Eastern Europeans for Dummies / There There / RichMix and TATE Modern / 2016-17
Lost Lending Library / Punchdrunk Enrichment / Various schools / 2016
Questival / fanSHEN / Natural History Museum / 2016
Llama Outbreak! / in collaboration with UCL / Green Man Festival / 2016
In My Dreams I Dream I'm Dreaming / Project X / Theatre Royal Plymouth / 2016
Rise: Macro vs Micro / Old Vic New Voices / Old Vic Workrooms (Southwark College) / 2016
FEAST / Clout / Battersea Arts Centre / 2015-16
I, Myself & Me / Rachael Young / Battersea Arts Centre / 2016
Rising Tide / CSSD / Public outdoor performance, Medway / 2015
The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity / Clout / Battersea Arts Centre / 2015
Instructionally Invited / Gruff / The Vaults / 2015
Sister / Born Mad / Tete a Tete Festival / 2015
Trailer Park / Spatial installation for various artists / National Theatre Studio / 2015
THEN / Yve Blake / Soho Theatre & Australian Tour / 2014
BYOU/Tony's Pony Show / Marco Host, Snorre Hansen, and Naomi Kuyck-Cohen / The Roundhouse / 2014
Shape of the Impossible / NTYS / National Theatre / 2013
Svatantrya / Anoushka Shankar / Konzerthaus Dortmund and Southbank Centre / 2012