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Chen Cohen

Born 1983 in Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv.


Chen Cohen, born in 1983, is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, installation and performance, living and working in Tel Aviv. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design MFA program (2017) and the Musrara Multidisciplinary School of Art’s photography department (2013), Cohen interned at the Maamuta Art & Media Center (Jerusalem) via the Underground Academy and was an active member of the Indie Communal Gallery for Photography and the Atlas 110 artists collective. In 2018 Cohen was awarded the Fresh Paint Art Fair “Curator” prize and theJerard Levy Award for encouraging creativity in photography by Israel Museum (2019-2020). In 2019 she participated in the Cité Internationale of Arts residency. In 2022 participated in the Westwerk Residency in Hamburg and is currently participating in the 2022-2023 Artport Residency program in Tel Aviv. Cohen has exhibited in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group exhibitions. Her works are in the collection of the Israel Museum, The Tel Aviv Museum and in private collections in Israel and around the world.


2020, ALMA: Home for Hebrew Culture

2015-2017 MFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv

2014-2015 Painting Studies, Amir Rubin, Jerusalem

2014 Continuing studies for graduates, Musrara, Multidisciplinary School of Art, Jerusalem

2010-2013 Photography Studies, Musrara, Multidisciplinary School of Art, Jerusalem

Solo Exhibitions

2023 instruments and gestures, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

2022 The Simple Body, Westwerk Gallery, Hamburg

2021 How to Die Beautiful, CCA- Contemporary Center for the Arts, Tel Aviv, curated by: Dr. Noam Gal

2019 Heal, Cité Internationaleof Arts, Paris

2019 The Believers, Museum of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, curated by: Hila Cohen-Schneiderman

2018 Tzamah, Kav16 Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Karni Barzilay

2015 Let's End Nicely, Ramat Gan Museum for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv, curated by: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen

Group Exhibitions

2023 NONFINITO | Artport Final Residency Exhibition, ARTPORT, curated by: Vardit Gross

2022 Material Imagination - from the Israeli Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, curated by: Dalit Matityahu

2022 Feed Back, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, curated by: Shai-Lee Horodi

2022 Soft Skills, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2022 Extended Vision: Photography and Experimentation, la Caixa Foundaition's cultural center, Madrid

2021 Hatira, The Artists' Workshops, Jerusalem, curated by: Ilanit Konopny

2021 Being with the Animal, Minus1 Haaretz Art Collection, Tel Aviv, curated by: Efrat Livni

2021 Tongue of Many, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Ori Drumer

2020 The End of Summer, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

2020 The Body Himself, The Social Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Ori Drumer

2020 Primum Non Nocere, Minshar Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Mika & Avi Milgrom

2019 Nurse, Nurse, Manofim Festival, Jerusalem, curated by: Leehe Shulov & Rinat Edelstein

2018 The Hug, Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv

2018 Subjunctive Mood/ People with the Sense of Possiblity, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Ilanit Konopny

2018 Placeless Following Jaquline Kahnoff, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Irena Gordon

2017 MFA Graduate Exhibition, Bezalel, Tel Aviv

2017 The Fourth Wall, See-Through Gallery at Chlenov 24, Tel Aviv, curated by: Danielle Nivron

2017 Six Days Seven Sins, Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Ori drumer

2017 International Photography Festival, Minsk

2016 Demonstation, Azza 13, Jaffa, curated by: Yechezkel Lazarov

2015 Photopoetica: Now we have Reached Understanding with the Light, The Social Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Eyal Ben-Dov

2014 La Saison des Éclipses, The Morel Drefler Gallery, Jerusalem, curated by: Michal Tobiass

2014 Open Studio in Maamuta Center, Opening Night of Manofim Art Festival, Jerusalem

2014 Black Matter, Musrara Mix 14, curated by: Greenhouse Group, Musrara

2013 Promising Artist Exhibition, Calcalist Newspaper, Tel Aviv

2013 Graduate Exhibition, The Morel Drefler Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem, curated by: Ram Bracha & Ayelet Hashahar Cohen

Grants & Awards

2020 Jerard Levi Prize for the Encouragement of Photographic Creativity,

2018 Curator's Choice Award in "Fresh Paint," Contemporary Art & Design Fai, Tel Aviv

2013 The "Creative Encouragement " Award for Final Project, named after Ester Hevroni,

Residencies & Fellowships

2022-2023 Artport Residency, Tel Aviv

2022 KuBa: Kulturbahnof, Joint Residency with Shay Zilberman,

2022 Westwork Residency, Hamburg

2018-2019 Residency at La Cité Internationale of Art, Paris

2016 , Arad Residency Program with Atlas Group 110, curator: Hadas Keidar

2014-2015 Internship, Maamuta Art & Media Center, Jerusalem


2021 Nastasia Khmelnitski, In a Conversation With Chen Cohen about How to Die Beautiful, WUL Magazine, (ENG)

2021 Hagit Rotem Peleg, Chen Cohen: The Beautiful End Pushes me into action, Portfolio Magazine, 21.8.21, (HEB)

2020 Avi Pitchon, Art Review, Haaretz Newspaper, 4.3.2020, (HEB)

2019 Naama Riva, Art Review, 28.10.19, (HEB)

2016, Ellipsis, p81, Issue 01

Publications by the Artist

2021 Front Crawl, Duo Exhibition Catalog with Shay Zilberman, curator: Ilanit Konopny

2021 2011-2020 Visual Anthology, Musrara

2021 How to Die Beautifully, Tel Aviv, CCA Contemporary Center for the Arts, Dr Noam Gal

2020 Being with the Animal, Efrat Livni

2020, Harama Magazine, Vol. 28

2019, Eruvin Poetry Magazine, Vol.5

2019, Eruvin Poetry Magazine, Vol. 4

2019, Harama Magazine, Vol.25

2019 Internet Exhibition, curated by Deborah Fischer, Koma 6 Magazine

2017 The Ethnographic Department of Museum of the Contemporary- Collection of articles, The Underground Academy Press and Hearat Shulaym, p. 40, ed. Sela Menka Group

2011 A Newsletter for Michelle Ootivky's Exhibition , From the Seventies till Infinity, Pahhhad, Herzliya Museum, curator: Ori Drumer

Special Projects


2019, Wake Up Chen, 72hr performance event broadcast live on th web, held at the The Refrigerator Art Center, Tel Aviv. Collaborators: Yali Raichert and Ariel de Lion

2015, Paradise, public sculpture project, with Maamuta, Hansen house.

2015, The Hallway, producer of student exhibitions at The Students Gallery in Musrara school for photography.

2015, The Ethnographic Department of the Museum of the Now, part of the research project within the Maamuta internship, held at Beit Hansen, Jerusalem.

2014, Illumination event, art event taking place at the hospital for the leprous, by Sela house and Footnote 


Haaretz Collection

Private Collections

The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Private collections