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Jacob Goodwin Cohen

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Jacob Cohen is a Brooklyn-based experimental cellist and street performer. In 2014 he was awarded the grand prize for Absolut Vodka's Transform Today Challenge in which he was awarded funding to carry out a project titled Cello Without Walls where he has been performing in prisons throughout Northeast. His music is featured in Bennett Miller's upcoming film Foxcatcher, which won best director at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In May/June 2014 he completed a two week residency at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing as part of Polish sculptor Pawel Althamer's exhibition titled the Draftsmen's Congress.