artist nominated by Aram Moshayedi

Yve Laris Cohen

1985 · San Diego, USA

Yve Laris Cohen’s work incorporates visual art and dance practices and often deals with the body as a medium. He frequently utilises sculptural and architectural elements in his performances and draws upon classical ballet. Laris Cohen graduated with a BA in Dance & Performance Studies/Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, and earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2011. His work has been presented and commissioned by The Kitchen, SculptureCenter, Performance Space New York, the Hessel Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial, among others. He has held teaching appointments at the Cooper Union School of Art, The New School and New York University.

© Paula Court