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Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell began collaborating in 1978 while studying Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic in north London. Their artistic practice is extremely varied, ranging from sculpture and film to innovative digital media projects and full–scale architecture. Characterised by conceptual rigour and formal precision their work focuses on our relationship with the built environment and on a wider global level, the coded systems of mass–communications and exchange we use to negotiate an increasingly fast–changing technological world.

Langlands & Bell have exhibited widely internationally throughout their career. In 2002 Langlands & Bell were commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London to research The Aftermath of September ’11 and the War in Afghanistan. In 2004 they won the BAFTA Award for Interactive Arts Installation for The House of Osama Bin Laden the trilogy of art works that resulted from their visit. In the same year they were nominated for the Turner Prize.

Art works by Langlands & Bell are in the collections of many national and international art museums including the British Museum, Tate and V&A in London, MoMA New York, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and The Yale Centre for British Art, USA. The State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg, Russia.

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