Artist Projects


Liz Cohen

BODYWORK is a combination performance and sculpture project that investigates the American desire for acceptance, the creation of identity and the requirements for group membership. Cohen has transformed an aging East German Trabant into an American El Camino low-rider, and herself into a car customizer and bikini model. Cohen is working at a custom body shop to transform the vehicle, and working out regularly at a gym to transform her body. BODYWORK includes an installation of the car and photos of Cohen as a model.

Project Updates

  • 2011: Cohen exhibits her Trabantimino at Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, TX

  • 2010: Cohen premieres the Trabantimino from BODYWORK at Salon 94 in New York

  • 2006: BODYWORK is exhibited at Fargfabriken in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2006: BODYWORK premieres at Galerie Laurent Godin in Paris

  • 2007: BODYWORK is exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe NM

  • 2008: Photographs of BODYWORK are exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California

  • 2008: BODYWORK is exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona

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    Liz Cohen

    Liz Cohen grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She received a BA in philosophy from Tufts University in Boston, a BFA in studio art from the School of the Museum …


  • Events

    Nov 05 – Dec 17, 2011
    Liz Cohen presents "Hammers Sickles Wrenches and Pitchforks" at David Klein Gallery in Michigan

    Oct 07 – Nov 11, 2010
    Liz Cohen premieres Creative Capital project "BODYWORK" at Salon 94 Bowery in New York

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  • Project News

    October 1, 2010
    Liz Cohen's Trabantimino Premieres at Salon 94 Bowery

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