Ron Arad  (British, 1951) 

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Ron Arad Biography
1951   Born in Tel Aviv
1971 - 1973   Jerusalem Academy of Art
1974 - 1979   Architectural Association - School of Architecture, studies under Peter Cook and B. Tschumi
1981   Established One Off Ltd. with Caroline Thorman in Covent Garden, London
1989   Founded Ron Arad Associates, Architecture and Design practice with Caroline Thorman in Chalk Farm, London
1991   Guest Editor of 1994 International Design Yearbook and Designer of the Year
1994 - 1997   Professor of Product Design at the Hochschule in Vienna
1997   Professor of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in London
  His work has been widely featured in many design/architectural books and magazines worldwide. He is currently Professor of Design Product at RCA
  AWARDS
  Finalist for the 2002 World Technology Award for Design
  Oribe Art & Design Award, Japan, 2001
  Gio Ponti International Design Award, Denver, 2001
  Barcelona Primavera International Award for Design, 2001
  Co-winner of Perrier Jouët Selfridges Design Prize, London, 2001
  Design Plus Award, Frankfurt/Main; Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg, Design Center Stuttgart, 1999
  Designer of the Year, Salon du Meuble, Paris, 1994
  Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in recognition of his ‘sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry’, 2002
  Fellow of the World Technology Network, 2002
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Ron Arad: Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 - 2012   720 Degrees, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2011 - 2012   Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2011   Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, Roundhouse, London, UK
2010   European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
2010   Restless. Barbican Centre, London, England
2010   Retrospective to be held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009   Ron Arad: No Discipline retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009   European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2009   Ron Arad: New Work. Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
2009   Drunken Bodyguards. Gallery Mourmans, Lanaken, Belgium
2009   Retrospective. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009   U.F.O.: Grenzgänge zwischen Kunst und Design, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
2008   Guarded Thoughts. Friedman Benda, New York (solo)
2008   Ron Arad, Centre Pompidou, Paris (solo)
2008   Let’s Play, Galerie Arums, P (solo)
2008   Ron Arad: No Discipline retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2007   Mod'If. Galerie Arums, Paris, France
2007   Restless, Friedman Benda, New York, NY (solo)
2007   Bodyguards, Dolce & Gabbana, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007   Paved with Good Intentions (2005), arums galerie, Paris (solo)
2007   Designing Modern Britain. Design Museum, London, England
2006   Exhibits in Designing Modern Britain at the Design Museum, London.
2006   THERE IS NO SOLUTION because there is no problem, Installation at 508 West 26th Street, NY. Barry Friedman Ltd., NY: September 14-30 (solo)
2006   Blo-Glo, Dolce & Gabbana, Milan, Italy (solo)
2006   Blo-Jobs, Gallery Mourmans, Lanaken, Belgium (solo)
2006   The Dogs Barked. De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
2006   Graff. Galerie Arums, Paris, France
2005   Paved with Good Intentions. Installation at the Collins Building, Barry Friedman Ltd., Miami, FL
2005   Ron Arad: A Retrospective Exhibition 1981-2004. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
2005   Ron Arad: A Retrospective Exhibition 1981-2004, Barry Friedman Ltd., NY (solo)
2005   Lo-rez-dolores-tabula-rasa, with Mike Figgis. Phillips de Pury & Company (solo)
2005   New Works & Installations in Corian, Installation at Phillips, de Pury & Company, NY. Barry Friedman Ltd., NY: May 2 – June 10 (solo)
2005   Volumes and Voids, Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (solo)
2004   Begins designing Magis’ headquarters in Treviso, Italy and the Holon Design Museum in Holon, Israel. Participates in British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
2004   Metamorph. Vincenza, Italy
2004   Lo-rez-dolores-tabula-rassa. Galeria Marconi, Milan, Italy
2003   Ron Arad in der Galerie Stefan Vogdt. Galerie der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2003   Ron Arad Studio Works: 1981-2003. Louisa Guinness Gallery, London, England
2003   Von Mensch zu Mensch. Sparda Bank, Münster, Germany
2003   Ron Arad. Galeria Marconi, Milan, Italy
2003   Ron Arad. Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
2003   Works on projects including the Maserati headquarters showroom in Modena, Italy and Y’s fashion store for Yohji Yamamoto in Tokyo. Begins designing for the Upperworld Hotel at Battersea Power Station, London.
2002   Two Floors, Galeria Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo)
2001   Delight in Dedark, Galeria Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo)
2000   Not Made By Hand Not Made in China, Galeria Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo)
2000   ‘Before and After Now’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (solo)
1998   R.T.W. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (solo)
1997   Ron Arad new acquisitions, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts (solo)
1997   Ron Arad at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (solo)
1997   Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer. Spazio Krizia, Milan, Italy
1997   Designed for Delight. Alternative aspects of twentieth-century decorative arts. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, Canada; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1996   R.T.W. Glasgow Festival of Architecture & Design, Glasgow, Scotland
1996   Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer. Spazio Krizia, Milan, Italy
1995   Ron Arad. Gazi, Athens, Greece
1995   Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer. Triennial, Milan, Italy
1995   The work of Ron Arad, Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki (solo)
1990 - 1995   Sticks and Stones. One Offs and Short Runs. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
1994   ‘L’Esprit du Nomade’, Cartier Fondation, Paris (solo)
1993   ‘Design in the 20th Century’, Grand Palais (solo)
1993   Breeding in Captivity. Edward Totah Gallery, London, England
1993   One Off and Short Runs. Centre for Contemporary Arts: Warsaw, Krakow, Poland
1991   A Break with Tradition. Rohska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
1990   Ron Arad Recent Works, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (solo)
1987   ‘Nouvelles Tendences’, Centre Georges Pompidou (solo)
1987   Documenta 8. Kassel, Germany
1987   Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
1987   Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
1987   Triennale, Milan, Italy
1987   Design Museum, London, England
1987   Design Museum, Osaka, Japan
1986   Intellectual Interiors. With P. Starck, R. Kawakubo, S. Kuramata. Seibo, Tokyo, Japan
Selected Public Collections
  Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  Neue Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia
  Rohsska Design Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
  Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  St Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  Trienale, Milan, Italy
  Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
  Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
  Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
  Musée National d'Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
  Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Centre National d'Art Plastique, Paris, France
  Design Museum, London, England
  Design Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
  Design Museum, Osaka, Japan
  Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium
  Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
  Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  Ghent Museum, Ghent, Belgium
  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
Literature
1999   Ron Arad by Deyan Sudjic, graphics Angus Hyland, Pentagram, Laurence King Publishers
1998   Ron Arad by Raymond Guidot, Olivier Boissiere, Dis Voir
1997   Design Classics Bookworm by Volker Albus, publisher Form Verlag
1993   Ron Arad Associates: One Off Three by Artemis Architectural Publications
1990   Ron Arad by Alexander von Vegesack, Vitra
1989   Restless Furniture by Deyan Sudjic, Publisher: Fourth Estate. Reprinted 1990