Deville Cohen

Photo credit: David Adika

Deville Cohen is a visual artist living and working in Berlin and New York. A graduate of the Bard-Annandale MFA Program at the Milton Avery School of the Arts in 2010, he also studied at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin.
Deville Cohen’s performance-based videos, sculptures and installations use black-and-white Xerox images as integral elements in their mise-en-scène. Sets, characters, and props become entangled in psychic dramas saturated with humor, desire, and anxiety. Cohen uses sculptural and theatrical techniques to create works that reflect on the immediate relationships we have to everyday objects and environment. His most recent project is underline, a collaboration with the composer Hugo Moral, which was commissioned by the Munich Biennale for new music theater and co-produced by the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. His class in the Spring Semester at Bard College Berlin draws on the multi-media and performance focus of his artistic practice and his previous teaching work at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington DC.