Yve Laris Cohen

Assistant Professor

Yve Laris Cohen portrait

Yve Laris Cohen stages systems of contingency and support through duplicating, reconstituting, or weakening elements of theatrical and exhibition architecture. His work mobilizes performance as a site of institutional friction and vulnerability. Laris Cohen's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2022, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in 2018. Additional solo presentations include those at Performance Space New York and The Kitchen, New York, where he has been an advisor for Dance and Process. Group exhibitions include those at SculptureCenter, New York; Abrons Arts Center, New York; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Performa 2019. Laris Cohen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Portrait of Yve Laris Cohen by Paula Court.

Image: Conservation, October 18, 2022, as part of Yve Laris Cohen: Studio Theater, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 7, 2022-January 1, 2023. Photo: Oresti Tsonopoulos. Digital image © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Yve Laris Cohen artwork