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Virgil Abloh

United States — b. 1980 — d. 2021

Biography

Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1980, he is an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, and fashion designer. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Masters degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It was here that he learned not only about design principles but also crafted the principles of his art practice. He studied a curriculum devised by Mies ven der Rohe, who also designed the core campus. Currently, Virgil Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White and Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton...

Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1980, he is an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, and fashion designer. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Masters degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It was here that he learned not only about design principles but also crafted the principles of his art practice. He studied a curriculum devised by Mies ven der Rohe, who also designed the core campus. Currently, Virgil Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White and Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton. He has recently collaborated with Vitra for the exhibition Twentythirtyfive and the “Spin-off” collection. Last summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago dedicated to his manifold practice a comprehensive exhibition entitled Figures of Speech. Currently presented at the High Museum of Art Atlanta until March 8, 2020, the exhibition will continue at the ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art – of Boston and at the Brooklyn Museum of New York. Conceived by Alaska Alaska, “a research-based design and creative service practice tooted in contemporary landscapes, essentially questioning design while designing ‘design’,” four «efflorescence» pieces were shown there: Bench 1, Bench 2, Round High Chair, and Mirror 2. In January 2020, «efflorescence» will be his first exhibition in a gallery dedicated to contemporary design.

Photo credits: © 42myles

Solo Shows

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Solo Show

January 24 - March 02, 2020

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Solo Show

January 15 - April 10, 2020

Group Shows

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Fair

October 20 - October 24, 2021

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Fair

September 20 - September 26, 2021

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Fair

September 08 - September 12, 2021

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Fair

July 15 - July 17, 2021

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Off-site event

May 12 - October 31, 2021

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Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

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Group Show

December 12, 2020 - March 22, 2021

Publications