Born UK, 1986

Lives and works in London and Athens, Greece

A – DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece

 

Associate Lecturer, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate Schools, University of the Arts London

 

Education

MA Fine Art –  Central Saint Martins – 2O12 – ’14

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Curatorial Projects

2O17 – ’18

I Hope My Legs Don’t Break 

Noemi Niederhauser / Benjamin Cohen

A – DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece

 

2O15

Promise of Palm Trees

Charlie Billingham, Benjamin Brett, Jack Brindley, Benjamin Cohen, Fiona Curran, Clem Crosby, Damien Flood, Aimeé Parrott

Breese Little Gallery

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Collaborative Projects

2O15

4O Years 

Mixed media project spanning four decades

Majella Dowdican and Benjamin Cohen

2O15 – 55

 

The March That No One Saw

Mixed media

Noemi Niederhauser, James Lake, Roderick Laperdrix, Majella Dowdican, Maria Teresa Ribero, Benjamin Cohen

Brecon Beacons, Wales

 

2O14

Priprema, Pozor, Pad!: Still I’d Like to Try it Just One More Time

Film (duration 6’13”) and mixed media curatorial project

Noemi Niederhauser, James Lake, Sonja Vrkatić, Nikola Dordević, Jovana Vasić, Roderick Laperdrix, Benjamin Cohen

Belgrade, Serbia

 

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Education Projects

2O16

Space Revolution – A – DASH Project Space

Athens Biennale ’16, Athens, Greece

 

2O15

The Expanded Field of Painting – Promise of Palm Trees

Charlie Billingham, Benjamin Brett, Benjamin Cohen, Fiona Curran

Artist talk to Whitechapel Gallery Patrons

 

2O13

Tremors/ Thoughts of Terminal Refreshment 

Benjamin Cohen and Tom Hackney

Artist talk chaired by Maggie Gray (Apollo Magazine)

 

2OO9

Corpus

Benjamin Cohen and Tom de Freston

Artist talk chaired by Jennifer Burris (Exhibitions Organiser at the ICA)

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2O13

Thoughts of Terminal Refreshment, Breese Little Gallery, London.

2O12

Benjamin Cohen: Recent Works, Breese Little Gallery, London

2O1O

Benjamin Cohen, Breese Little Gallery at The Old Truman Brewery, London

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2O15

Flick

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts staff exhibition of moving image,

Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts

 

#Utopia

Clapham Orangery, Notre Dame Estate, London

 

Promise of Palm Trees

Charlie Billingham, Benjamin Brett, Jack Brindley, Benjamin Cohen, Fiona Curran, Clem Crosby, Damien Flood, Aimeé Parrott.

Breese Little Gallery.

 

2O14

Stop it, The Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London

2O13

Manski, Cohen, de Freston, Breese Little Gallery, London

In-Transit, V22 The Biscuit Factory, London

2O11

Künstlerhaus – Lisa Kandhofer Contemporary, Große Mohrengasse 8, Vienna

2O1O

PAINT, Breese Little Gallery, Vyner St project space, London

– Irmak Canevi, Benjamin Cohen, Louise Thomas, Tessa Whitehead

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.

Le Basse Projects in association with Gallery Nosco, Culver City, Los Angeles.

2OO9

London-Vienna, Vienna-London, WUK Projektraum, Vienna.

– Benjamin Cohen and Margot Sanders

Corpus, Breese Little at The Old Chapel, London.

– Helen Benigson, Benjamin Cohen, James Drew, Jack Lewis, Jessica Dreyfus, Kazuya Tsuji

The Surface Gallery, Nottingham.

Return to Reason! Part II, Breese Little at The Empire Gallery, London.

Return to Reason! Part I, Breese Little at Gallery 77, London

2OO8

BP Portrait Award touring exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Selected Collections

Frank Cohen collection

Philipp Sachs collection

Hermann Eisenköck collection

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Selected Publications

Stop it, Central Saint Martins Graduate Show , 2O14.

5OO Portraits, Published by the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2O11.

Benjamin Cohen Solo Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery, in association with Breese/Little Gallery, 2O1O.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 2O1O.

BP Portrait Award 2OO8, Exhibition Catalogue, 2OO8.

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Contemporary Vision VI, Shortlisted – Beers Contemporary, 2O15

Saatchi’s New Sensations, Longlisted – 2O14

1OO Painters of Tomorrow, Longlisted – Beers Contemporary publication, 2O14

School of Saatchi

Cohen was one of the last 3O artists to be considered for the BBC2 programme School of Saatchi. Interviewed by: Tracy Emin, Kate Bush, Matthew Collings and Frank Cohen. 2OO9.