Ariel Hacohen (b.1993, Jerusalem) is a conceptual photography artist, working predominantly with black and white snapshot photography, digital image-manipulation and video-art. In addition, he sculpts 'photographic sculptures', creating objects using 3D modelling and casting techniques.
Ariel has participated in numerous group exhibitions in museums and galleries across Israel, including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The New Gallery – Teddy, Jerusalem (2020); the International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv; the Hecht Museum, Haifa; the HaCubia Gallery, Jerusalem (2019); the Beit HaGefen Gallery, Haifa (2016); and more. Since September 2020, he is enrolling in the MA Photography programme at the Royal College of Art, London.
As a B.F.A graduate (with Hons) of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2015-2019), Ariel was awarded several academic prizes: the Lauren & Mitchell Presser Award for Excellence in Photography (2020); the Yossi Breger Award for Excellence in Photography (2019); the Excellence Award of the Visual and Material Culture Department (2019); and the Bezalel Excellence Award (2018). In 2017, he was selected to participate in a student exchange programme at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA).
In 2019, Ariel was awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) Scholarship for excellence in photography and the Hecht Prize for Young Artists in the field of fine arts. Between January and October 2020, before moving to London for his MA studies, he participated at the Art Cube Artists' Studios residency program in Talpiot, Jerusalem.
Ariel is the recipient of the Clore-Bezalel Scholarship for full tuition for his studies at the Royal College of Art.