Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is a New York City born filmmaker and photographer based in Berlin. Working in a territory somewhere between film, painting and photography; his films focus on cities, memory and forgetting, history and entropy.

Films have been broadcast by:

Sundance Channel, USA

WDR TV Köln, Germany

Public Broadcasting Service, USA


Taught Photography & Film

International Center of Photography, NYC

Espace Photo St. Cyprien - Toulouse, France


Selected solo print exhibitions

Schauraum 11/nullnull Vienna  -  2014

Gallery 59 Rue de Rivoli Paris with Stephane C.—2010
B>Gallery Rome—2009
Galleries FNAC—Milan, Genoa, Naples, Rome, Turin—2009
l' Espace Photo St.Cyprien, Toulouse—2008
Alchemia Gallery, Krakow—2007
Gallery Vu Paris with Michael Ackerman—2005
Galapagos-Occularis, Brooklyn—2003


Film and print work has been acquired by various museums including:

Museum of Image and Sound—Sao Paulo, Brasil
La Caixa Foundation—Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona—Spain
Australian Centre for the Moving Image—Melbourne, Australia
Centre de Cultura Contemporania Barcelona
Houston Museum of Fine Arts


Selected screenings include:

Coil Project - Athens, Greece - 2014

Cameraimage Film Festival, Poland - 2012 

Visions du Réel, Switzerland—2012

Gallery 59 Rue de Rivoli, Paris—2010
Espace Photo St.Cyprien, Toulouse—2008
Ronald Feldman Gallery, N.Y.—2003
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art—2000
Brooklyn Museum of Art—2000
Brooklyn Academy of Music—2000
Cherbourg-Octeville Saison Photographique—2000
Rotterdam Film Festival—2000
New York Film Festival—2000
Argos Short Film Festival Vevey, Switzerland—2000
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art USA—1998
Pratt Institute—Program for Art on Film—1997
Museu d’Art Contemporania de Barcelona—1996
Pacific Film Archives, UCLA Berkley—1995
Oberhausen Short Film Festival Germany—1994
WDR Television Cologne, Germany—1994
British Short Film Festival, London—1994
American Film Institute National Video Festival—1994
Villa do Conde International Short Film Festival Portugal—1994
American Film Institute Film Festival—1994
Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona—1994
Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York City—1993
Sao Paulo Museum of Image & Sound—1993
London Film Festival—1993
Dallas Video Festival/Dallas Museum of Art—1993
International Festival of Video & Electronic Art Montreal—1993
Dia Center for the Arts NYC—1992



GRAND PRIX  Best Short Documentary/Golden Frog for the film "No Peace Without War"

CAMERAIMAGE Festival, Poland - 2012  Directed by Lorenzo Castore and Adam Cohen. Director of Photography Adam Cohen

[Film nominated for Oscar in the category Documentary Short Subject - Academy Awards, USA] 


1st PRIZE Film for "Blind Grace" [Director/Camera/Editor]  Argos Vevey Festival of Photography and Film - 2000



Grants & residencies

Creative Capital Foundation 2008

L. Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2003

NYSCA Media Production Grant 2002

Creative Capital Foundation 2000

Wexner Center for the Arts 1998
New York State Foundation for the Arts—Film 1997
New York State Foundation for the Arts—Video 1997
Jerome Foundation - Film 1996
New York State Foundation for the Arts—Photography 1989


Photo work for/published by

New York Times Book Review

Coil On-Line Magazine


Photo Nouvelles

Private-International Review of Photographs

Gomma Magazine


Director Film/Video pieces for:

Saatchi & Saatchi / Medicins Du Monde

Etsy Inc.

WNET Channel 13 NYC - City Arts/City Life

Washington Square Films - NYC

C-41 Media - NYC

Videographer for Shotz Productions - Berlin