Philo Cohen is an artist, curator, archivist and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. Constantly shifting between image collection, drawing, photography, moving image and installation, Philo looks at themes of solitudes and the bodily. She visits and revisits concepts of home and belonging through both physical and digital realms.
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
Speciwomen, Volume 5, 2023 (forthcoming) - Editor at large and Artistic director, self-published.
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.
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.
Group exhibition at The Lumber Room, curated by Justine Kurland, Summer 2023 (forthcoming)
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
Guest lecturer, Marathon Reading of Dictée by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha at The Whitney Museum, 2022.
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.
The Book Art Review