Location: London
Website: www.cohenvanbalen.com
Bio:

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen’s work is occupied with broad meanings of material and production. They work across objects, installation, video and photography to explore the idea of manufacturing as a cultural, ethical and political process.
Their practice experiments with the use of design as an artistic medium, drawing on tensions between biology and technology. Inspired by the idea of the technological material, they create artificial minerals, unnatural animals and poetic machines.

Exhibitions:

selected solo exhibitions
2013 - Transformism, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2012 - Life Support, Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenija
2011 - The Unnatural Animal, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
2011 - Pigeon d’OR, Recyclart, Brussels
2011 - The Immortal, AND Festival, Liverpool
2010 - Further Instructions, The Arts Catalyst, London
selected group exhibitions
2014 - JMO, Jerwood Space, London
2014 - An Opera of Labour & Revolution, Kasa Galeri Istanbul
2014 - Open Space, ICC, Tokyo
2014 - The Progress Trap, New Institute, Rotterdam
2014 - Urban Choreography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2013 - Time & Motion, FACT, Liverpool
2013 - Dear Diary:Update All, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
2013 - Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center, SF
2013 - Bunny Smash, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2013 - Transitio 05, CENART, Mexico City
2013 - Future Perfect, Electricity Museum, Lisbon
2013 - SA2013, The Central House of Artists, Moscow
2013 - Radical Fiction, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
2013 - Artefact, STUK, Leuven
2012 - Born out of Necessity, MoMA, New York
2012 - Speculative Realities, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2012 - Soft Control, Kibla, Maribor
2012 - Superhuman, Wellcome Collection, London
2011 - What If? National Museum of China, Beijing
2011 - Talk To Me, MoMA, New York
2011 - Prix Ars Electronica, Linz
2011 - Synth-Ethic, Natural History Museum, Vienna,
2011 - Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool
2011 - Human Plus, Science Gallery, Dublin
2010 - The Imaginarium, Uferhallen, Berlin
2010 - Repair, Festival Ars Electronica, Linz
2010 - Meta.Morf, Trondheim
2010 - Prediction + Demain #3, Saint Etienne
2010 - Feel Home, CC Strombeek, Brussels
2009 - Protofarm 2050, Suntec, Singapore
2009 - What If? Science Gallery, Dublin
2009 - ISEA, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast