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.