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Virgil Abloh

United States — b. 1980 — d. 2021

Available Works

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Virgil Abloh

Biography

Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1980, Virgil Abloh 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. Virgil Abloh was the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White between 2013 and 2021 and Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton from 2018 to 2021...

Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1980, Virgil Abloh 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. Virgil Abloh was the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White between 2013 and 2021 and Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton from 2018 to 2021. He has 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. This exhibition was presented at the High Museum of Art Atlanta in 2020, and continued 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» was his first exhibition in a gallery dedicated to contemporary design.

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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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June 13 - June 19, 2022

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May 05 - May 10, 2022

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October 20 - October 24, 2021

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September 20 - September 26, 2021

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September 08 - September 12, 2021

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July 15 - July 17, 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

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

P9 Collection by Acil & Pierre

In this animation, the Parisian duo Acil & Pierre re-imagines Virgil Abloh’s ‘P9’ bench, transforming the piece’s concrete surface into shifting blocks of colour. Set against an original, rhythmic sound composed by Onthegrill studio, the ‘P9’ bench becomes graphic and dynamic, melding the urban quality tied to Abloh’s piece with a digital edge.