Steven Cohen
Steven Cohen across Europe

Steven Cohen tours his new performance-installation, Boudoir at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Switzerland; Festival d’Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris and Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes, France. The work 'reveals how inner conflicts, representations and the law are interwoven'.

'From Outside In'

'From Outside In', a collaborative effort between Steven Cohen and three young artists, will be presented on the 12th and 13th of July in the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes. Each of the three artists will perform alongside Cohen's performance of his new version of iBall.

Steven Cohen performs IBall at Barcelona Festival

Hosted by MACBA, Steven Cohen has two performances of iBall at the Barcelona Festival in the Meier Auditorium on the 17th and 18th of July.

Steven Cohen in Rennes and La Rochelle

Steven Cohen presents put your heart under your feet ... and walk! - a tribute to his deceased partner, Elu - from 23 to 27 November at the Théâtre National de Bretagne; on 4 December the work is given a final performance at the Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle.

To Elu - Steven Cohen in La Rochelle

Steven Cohen performs Put your heart under your feet … and walk! – dedicated to his partner in life and dance, Elu – at the Chapelle Fromentin, Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle, where he and Elu worked together on first moving to France. (Cancelled due to lockdown)

Steven Cohen at Bordeaux Opéra

Steven Cohen exhibits pointe-shoe sculptures from his performance put your heart under your feet ... and walk! on Plus que parfaits ('More than perfect'), an exhibition looking at the transformation of the body through costume, at the Opéra de Bordeaux.

Steven Cohen across France and Poland

Steven Cohen performs across France and Poland, presenting put your heart under your feet …and walk! at Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris (28-29 November); Theater Juliusz-Słowacki, Cracow (14 December), and Bonlieu Scène Nationale d’Annecy (22-23 January 2020).

Steven Cohen at the Festival d'Automne Paris

Steven Cohen performs put your heart under your feet… and walk! at the Centre Pompidou as part of Le Festival d'Automne. The multi-disciplinary festival founded in 1972 takes place across various locations in the city.

Steven Cohen in Vienna

Steven Cohen performs put your heart under your feet ... and walk! at the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival. The festival is well known for its four pillars of performance, workshops, research and the party programme Soçial. Cohen will also perform Taste at ImPulsTanz X Museum on 27 and 29 July.

Various artists in IncarNations at BOZAR

Edson Chagas, Steven Cohen, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Pieter Hugo and Barthélémy Toguo are included in IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, initiated by Kendell Geers in dialogue with collector Sindika Dokolo. Held at BOZAR Centre for Arts, the show looks at work from the region as 'a living philosophical practice'.

Steven Cohen in Montreal and Jerusalem

Steven Cohen presents put your heart under your feet... and walk! / to Elu as part of the 13th Festival TransAmériques in Montreal and the 58th Jerusalem Dance Festival. Both festivals seek to question notions of self and social identity, looking at the possibility of connection.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at MAC VAL

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi show in Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes (Lines of Lives - an exhibition of legends). It aims to 'build a reflection on staging and self-representation and deconstruct, analyze, criticize or question the phenomena and processes that shape and legitimize identity / identities'.

Steven Cohen in various locations

Steven Cohen performs put your heart under your feet... and walk! / to Elu in various locations across France and Switzerland including Le Manège in Reims; Les Subsistances in Lyon; the Gessnerallee Zürich (2019) and the  théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers (2019).

Hacer Noche in Oaxaca, Mexico

Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis, Pieter Hugo, Steven Cohen, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Simphiwe Ndzube, Robin Rhode and Portia Zvavahera feature in Hacer Noche (Crossing Night), a series of exhibitions and residencies in Oaxaca focusing on southern Africa.

Steven Cohen at the National Arts Festival

Steven Cohen presents put your heart under your feet … and walk! at the 2018 National Arts Festival. The work is meditation on loss, grief and absence, following the death of Cohen’s partner and artistic collaborator Elu; it comprises of performance, projections and an installation of sculptural objects.

Steven Cohen at EVA International
Steven Cohen's Chandelier is being screened at EVA International - Ireland's Biennial, curated by Inti Guerrero. Emphasising 'the word "international" that is central to EVA’s identity', this iteration brings together works by artists across generations around subjects of nationhood, progress and technology.
Steven Cohen at Théâtre du Rond-Point Paris
Steven Cohen presents Sphincterography: The Politics of an Arsehole, a performative lecture in which Cohen screens and speaks about his public interventions and more intimate works for stage and video. Taking place at Théâtre du Rond-Point Paris, this forms part of a programme titled Sauvons le soldat amour.
Steven Cohen at KLAP and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

put your heart under your feet...and walk! by Steven Cohen will be presented at KLAP Maison pour la danse as part of a programme titled 'De Genres'. The performance later travels to Switzerland where Cohen will present it at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne from 23 to 25 March. 

Steven Cohen at Dance Umbrella

Steven Cohen presents his performance of put your heart under your feet ... and walk! - a tribute to his late partner, the dancer Elu - for the first time in South Africa at Dance Umbrella 2018. The work premiered at the 37th Montpellier Danse Festival and will show in Johannesburg at the Wits Theatre.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at Transpalette Centre d'Art

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi are included in Traversées Ren@rde at Transpalette Centre d'Art. The exhibition is part of a countrywide celebration of the Pompidou Centre's 40th anniversary, and includes multidisciplinary artists who have formed part of the Pompidou's history. Cohen will perform at Transpalette on 16 December.

Steven Cohen at Montpellier Danse 2017

Steven Cohen was included in the 37th Montpellier Danse Festival. His performance put your heart under your feet ... and walk/à Elu combined visual art, performance, video, sound, dance and ballet in a tribute to Elu, his late partner and collaborator.

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art
Edson Chagas, Steven Cohen and Nandipha Mntambo had work in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, after showing at the Seattle Art Museum and the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, in 2015.