Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen

Revital Cohen (b. 1981, Israeli) and Tuur Van Balen’s (b. 1981, Belgium) 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.

Recent solo shows include Luna Eclipse, Oasis Dream at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston; Trapped in the Dream of the Other at Mu.Zee, Ostend; White Horse / Twin Horse at de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; Assemble Standard Minimal at Schering Stiftung, Berlin; their first survey show just opened at Z33 Kunstencentrum in Belgium.

Selected group exhibitions include The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Para Site, Hong Kong; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Recent film screenings took place at the Serpentine Cinema, London; The Toronto Biennale 2019; Philadelphia Museum of Art and Congo International Film Festival, Goma. Critical writing and reviews include Artforum, Texte Zur Kunst, Frieze, Spike, Artreview and Metropolis M, their upcoming monograph ‘Not What I Meant but Anyway’ is published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City (2021). Their work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and M+ Museum, Hong Kong.

They work and live in London.

Savannah Moon, Sea the Stars - installation view, 2020
Exhaustion (Left Front Pastern) 2020, Patinated bronze, Ed 1/3, 6 x 6,4 x 15 cm
Sea the Stars (Desert Island Dusk) 2020, cyanotype and gouache on paper 53 x 70 cm
The Odds (Part 1), 2019, HD video, sound, LED wall, Installation view
Leopard, Impala, 2016, Rare earth neon, mammoth ivory, natural rubber, 152 x 84 x 63 cm
(Detail) Leopard, Impala, 2016, Rare earth neon, mammoth ivory, natural rubber, 152 x 84 x 63 cm
Savane Du Sud, 2016, C-type print of digital X-Ray 105x197 cm, Edition of 3 + 1AP
Vertebra (Spine), 2017, Rare earth neon, mammoth ivory, natural rubber, 21x6x6 cm
Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen — HEART LINE 20.04—28.05.2017
Savane Du Sud (Pirouette), 2017, Cyanotype on paper, 50x70 cm
Every Increased Possession Loads Us with New Weariness, 2017, Steel, concrete, glass, aluminium, copper, cast iron, Caithness stone, 184 x 135 x 87 cm
Still from "Kingyo Kingdom" by Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen, 2013
Sterile, 2014, Goldfish, Dimensions variable