Outside his teaching at Goldsmiths, Van Balen makes up half of the artist duo Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen. Their practice explores processes of production as cultural, social and political practices; following geopolitical, geological and biological strains within the manufactured landscape to make objects that question the context of their own becoming.
Cohen and Van Balen both graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. Recent exhibitions took place at Para Site in Hong Kong, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, Ernst Schering Foundation and HKW in Berlin and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Recent screenings and talks include the ICA and Tate Britain in London, TENT Rotterdam, Congo International Film Festival in Goma and Cenart Mexico City. Their work is part of the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.