Langlands & Bell

Overview

Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell are based in London and have been collaborating since 1978. Their art ranges from film and video to interactive digital media, sculpture, installation and full-scale architecture using a conceptual and aesthetic framework to explore the structures we inhabit and the networks of communication and exchange that surround us.

Langlands & Bell have shown widely internationally throughout their career including, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, British Museum, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and V&A in London; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Haus Der Kunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany; MoMA, New York, Yale Center for British Art, USA; Venice Biennale, Seoul Biennale, and CCA Kitakyushu and TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan.

In 2002 Langlands & Bell were commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London, to visit Afghanistan to research “The Aftermath of September 11 and the War in Afghanistan”. They were nominated for the Turner Prize and won a BAFTA for “The House of Osama bin Laden” the trilogy of artworks they made after their return to London.

Major permanent art works in the public realm by Langlands & Bell include Moving World (Night & Day), 2008, London Heathrow Terminal 5; Call & Response, 2012, Porte de Vincennes, Paris, and Beauty < Immortality, 2016, Piccadilly Circus Underground station, London.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Live and work in London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2021

The Past is Never Dead… Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

2020/21

Curators Signatures CCA Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

2020/21

Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

2018

Internet Giants : Masters of the Universe Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2017

Infinite Loop Alan Cristea Gallery, London

2014

Mode(l)s of Thought – Working Models 1979 – 2014  Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK

2008

Langlands & Bell – Films and Animations 1978 – 2008   Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

A Muse Um   Alan Cristea Gallery, London

2007

Whitechapel Laboratory   Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Superactive i2i   Somerset House, London

2005

Zardad’s Dog   Tate Britain, London

domain   Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

Plunged in a Stream   Site Archéologique du Coudenberg, Ancien Palais de Bruxelles / Archeologische Site van de Coudenberg, Voormalig Paleis van Brussel

The House of Osama bin Laden   La Teoretica, San Jose, Costa Rica

2004

word wide web.af   Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Re Awakening – Langlands & Bell at Mount Stuart   Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Langlands & Bell   Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

2003/4

The House of Osama bin Laden   IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2003

9.11.03   Henry Urbach Architecture, New York

The House of Osama bin Laden   Imperial War Museum, London

2002

Langlands & Bell at Petworth – Turner Studio Residency Exhibtion   Petworth House, Petworth, W. Sussex, UK

Strange Partners / Langlands & Bell   Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, W. Sussex, UK

Language of Places   Alan Cristea Gallery, London

2001

Langlands & Bell + The Artists House   New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

2000

Volume   Volume!, Rome

Architecture as Metaphor   Central House of the Artist, Moscow

1999

Opening / Capture   Yale Centre For British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1998

TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan

1997

Frozen Sky   CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain

1996

Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa and Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Palermo, Italy

Kunsthalle der Stadt Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Enclosure & Identity   Galerie Roger Pailhas, Kunst Messe Basel, Switzerland

Serpentine Gallery, London

Abbaye aux Dames, FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France

1994

La Criée, Halle d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France

1993

Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France

Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris, France

Château de Chambord, FRAC Région Centre, France

1992

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

1991

Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy

Interim Art, London

1990

Galerie Luis Campaña, Frankfurt, Germany

Surrounding Time   Fondation pour I’Architecture, Brussels, Belgium

1989

Galerie Luis Campaña, Frankfurt, Germany

1987-88

White November   Air Gallery, London

1986

Traces of Living   Interim Art, London

1984

The Ruined Book   Bookworks, London

1978

Red Ashes   University of Reading, UK