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Philo Cohen is an artist, curator, archivist and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. Constantly shifting between image collection, drawing, photography and installations, Philo looks at themes of solitudes and the bodily. She constantly revisits concepts of homes and solitudes, particularly through the bond of the familial and the communal.


Philo was born in Paris, France in 1998. She graduated  from Sarah Lawrence College in 2020 with a BA in Photography and Comparative Literature. She is the founder and director of Speciwomen, an independent print publication, book series and online archive aiming to shift representation in the arts. 





2016-2020 BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Comparative Literature & Visual Studies

2017 Temple University Japan in Tokyo - Spring Semester 2018




The Dictionary of Movement, Dashwood Books, 2022.

Speciwomen, Volume 4: I Belong To This, 2022 - Editor-in-chief and Artistic director, self-published.

Speciwomen, Volume 3: Fluidity, 2021 - Editor-in-chief and Artistic director, self-published.

KIDZ, curated by Raphaëlle Bellanger & Anna Gardère, 2020 - Participating artist.

Speciwomen, Volume 2: Transnational Narratives, 2019 - Editor-in-chief and Artistic director, self-published.

Speciwomen, Volume 1: First Interviews, 2018 - Editor-in-chief and Artistic director, self-published.


A Magazine Show at Miriam Gallery, Brooklyn, 2021.

Daughters, a postcard edition at Daughter, New York, 2021.

Misty, print edition benefit for Shala Miller at MATTE HQ, Brooklyn, 2021.

Fluidity, a group show curated around the launch of Speciwomen, Volume 3: Fluidity at Speciwomen HQ, Paris, 2021.

Speciwomen in print, a group show regrouping all artists from Speciwomen, Volume 1: First Interviews at Chinatown Soup in New York, 2018.

Workshop & Seminars

Speaker at Sciences Po Paris conference — Rethinking Vulnerability-ies in Art and International Relations, 2021.

Speaker at TEDxHewitt on Female Artists in the Future, 2016.

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