Langlands and Bell

Langlands and
The artists in Volume! Associazione Culturale Francesco Nucci, Rome, Italy, 2000. Photograph by Claudio Abate.

Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell have been collaborating since 1978. They explore the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture, and the coded systems of mass-communications we use to negotiate an increasingly fast-changing technological world.

Their art ranges from film and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture. It focuses on the structures we inhabit and the networks that permeate and link them. They reflect at a wider global level on the many ways space is encoded as social, political or economic territory.

Langlands & Bell are based in London and have exhibited internationally since the early 1980s, including at Whitechapel Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, MoMA, New York and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. They won a BAFTA Award in 2004 for their interactive installation, The House of Osama bin Laden.