Born in Rockford, Illinois U.S.A. in 1980 – Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, and fashion designer.
After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
It was here at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to a curriculum, originally established by Mies van der Rohe. A curriculum which was formed from the notions of Bauhaus, that enabled Virgil Abloh to learn how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and design.
Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his inter-disciplinary practice today; stemming from his last 15 years, which is summarized below.
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2021
Virgil Abloh x LCF: The Death of the Designer
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#BoFLIVE with Tim Blanks and Virgil Abloh: Diversity and Creativity in Fashion
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Los Angeles

Virgil Abloh and Klaus Biesenbach continue their lockdown discussion with a 15 minute conversation around art, design and the importance of positivity


Paris

Paris

Limestone marble of Pompignan⁣
0.8m x 0.9m x 6m⁣
©️2021

2020

ICA Boston Gala Honoring Virgil Abloh and Sterling Ruby
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Art, Fashion, and Brandings Contribution to Society in a Post-Covid 19 Environment.
后疫情时代艺术、时尚和品牌对社会的贡献

Virgil Abloh 维吉尔·阿布洛

November 23, 2020
20:00-20:05 Host, Marco Chan
20:05-20:20 Welcome Speech, Dean of School of Design
20:20-20:30 Video
20:30-22:30 Virgil Lecture
22:30-23:00 Q&A



The immediate and improvised nature of the COVID shutdown in the spring of 2020 did not only bring to light systemic justice problems, but created new ones too. One such is the accelerated digitization of the judicial system. This session of the New Spaces of Justice workshop addresses real-time challenges faced by the courts and its users and rethink analog and virtual court infrastructures, buildings, symbols and artifacts through a human-centered lens.

Part 1 The Case for Law, Architecture & Paradisciplinary Design

Part 2 Five Case Studies

Part 3 Virgil Abloh in conversation with Clemens A. Landau, the presiding judge of Utah’s Salt Lake City Justice Court

New Spaces of Justice multidisciplinary workshop between Nóra Al Haider (the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University), Oana Stănescu (OS Studio) and Virgil Abloh.


New York City

COOPER HEWITT SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
2 E 91ST ST, NEW YORK, NY 10128, UNITED STATES



Berlin Chicago

LVMH’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Conversations with Virgil Abloh
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ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
KENSINGTON GORE, SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON SW7 2EU, UNITED KINGDOM


Miami

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Chicago

IDEAS ON RACE IN AREAS OF ART, DESIGN AND CURRENT CULTURE BASED ON PAST EXPERIENCES.

VIRGIL ABLOH™️ “POST-MODERN” SCHOLARSHIP FUND - FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND


Paris

Paris


New York City

MAKING THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY “OFFICE SUPPLIES” C/O VIRGIL ABLOH & JACOB & CO.

The new “Office Supplies” collection brings together the visionary talents of Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co., and Virgil Abloh.
Deciding to reimagine the paperclip highlights the subtle significance of an everyday item and transforms it into a contemporary piece of fine jewelry.
A simple yet modern representation of nostalgia, the paperclip is reminiscent of youthful creations when paperclips became chains, bracelets, and more. Through the “Office Supplies” collection, Mr. Arabo and Mr. Abloh transform simplicity into luxury by reinterpreting a universal past time through high craftsmanship and exceptional materials such as white and yellow diamonds.

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Televised Radio Network presents “Jazz Hours”
Saturday, April 11th, 2020
10am New York / 3pm London / 4pm Paris / 11pm Tokyo

Listen live via: https://www.instagram.com/virgilabloh



Paris

Off-White ™ “Slightly Off” Set Design



Paris

LOUIS VUITTON AUTUMN-WINTER 2020 PARIS FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOW

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH 2020

2:30 PM

JARDIN DES TUILERIES CARRÉ DU SANGLIER PARIS 8ÈME


Paris

Efflorescence: the collection’s name seems paradoxical for what appears at first to be solid blocks of reality to sit, gather, and look at oneself. Beyond the sharp fact that it is always fruitful to deal with paradoxes, this botanical term reflects the production method of the pieces. Like these wildflowers that fit into the interstices and corners of urban space, the holes, formal accidents, and graffiti that cover and personalize— in different ways each time—the concrete surface offers a visual and emotional texture to recharge our immediate environment: a landscape where the rigidity of structures and urban planning meets the randomness of organic growth and human appropriation and mark-making.


Paris

OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH™ MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2020/2021 PARIS FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOW

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2020

11:00 AM

“TORNADO WARNING”

LE CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE

LES SALLES DU CARROUSEL

PLACE DU CARROUSEL, SOUTH STAIRCASE ENTRANCE

75001 PARIS

2019

Design exercise c/o Off-White™ for Nike to celebrate the history and cultural importance of the “Dunk Low” while drawing a link to current times. The external lacing and updated details falling under the 3% logic presented in the “Figures of Speech” book released earlier in ©2019.


Miami

Virgil Abloh
American, born 1980
“Dollar a Gallon” III, 2019
Mixed media, Corten Steel Coated
Private collection

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In collaboration with Virgil Abloh, IKEA presents MARKERAD, a collection of contemporary items designed to make a statement in your first home. The limited-edition collection consisting of 15 products. (more…)

Paris
Virgil Abloh American, Born 1980 "12-Inch Voices" KALEIDOSCOPE MANIFESTO Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette 9, rue du Plâtre F-75004 Paris


Chicago
The official catalog for Virgil Abloh's retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This catalog covers the last fifteen years of Virgil Abloh’s career, including an in-depth analysis of his work and inspiration.   Hardcover. Linen. 496 pages. 9.25in x 12.25in (23.5cm x 31.1cm) Weight: 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg) Published in 2019 by DelMonico Books • Prestel ISBN: 978-3-7913-5857-4   Buy on Amazon

Chicago
The official catalog for Virgil Abloh's retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This catalog covers the last fifteen years of Virgil Abloh’s career, including an in-depth analysis of his work and inspiration. This special edition comes in a cloth slipcase with ""Personal Copy"" silkscreened on the book fore edge. It also features a measuring tape ribbon marker as well as a flexi disc printed with a Juergen Teller photo that includes a recording of Virgil Abloh discussing his inspirations.   Hardcover. Linen. 496 pages 12.75in x 9.5in (32.4cm x 24.1cm) Weight: 6.5 lbs (2.95 kg) Published in 2019 by DelMonico Books • Prestel ISBN: 978-3-7913-5900-7   Buy on Amazon

Indio
ends with Coachella ©2019. mini-documentary c/o @bonesoda via @skinnymacho 8 mins long on IGTV YouTube etc ~ editors note: black box = insert yourself here.

This collectible flip book “lookbook” features Virgil Abloh’s designs from his 2013 video showcasing his original brand, Pyrex Vision.   Paperback. Flexi-cover. 124 pages. 6in x 7in x 0.5in (15.25cm x 17.75cm x 1.25cm) Weight: 1.0 lbs (0.45 kg) Published in 2019 by DelMonico Books • Prestel ISBN: 978-3-7913-5899-4   Buy on Amazon

New York City
EXHIBITION REVIEW Can Virgil Abloh Fit in a Museum? “Figures of Speech” in Chicago tries to capture the essence of a prodigious fashion designer. It’s an endeavor with radical juxtapositions, clever products and some missed opportunities. By Jon Caramanica   PDF: THE NEW YORK TIMES - 23, AUGUST 2019 (C11-C-12)   Read the article on nytimes.com


Chicago

Lecture in Chicago with Hamza Walker for 3rd year Master of Fine Arts course at the Art Institute Chicago. Topics centered around the mode of art production irrelevant to final space.

Drawing lines from Detroit Techno to Miles Davis and Travis Scott, while using my exhibition titled “Figures of Speech” as the backdrop for the discussion.


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Paris
Off-White™ Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring–Summer 2020






USA
Coachella, California

Gilles Peterson with Virgil Abloh

Photography c/o Inez & Vinoodh



Paris
"MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2019 RUNWAY SHOW"
2018
“2ème Étage”

BACK TO THE BODY: HUMAN- ORIENTED FORMS IN ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE, PRESENTED BY THERME ART PROGRAM
Miami
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The absence of nature in our cities can be seen as a reflection of the disconnection we are experiencing with our bodies. How can we reconnect with ourselves through art, design and architecture? How can art re-program our current self-perceptions? Panelists: Virgil Abloh, Grace Wales Bonner, Torkwase Dyson, Arthur Jafa, Francis Kéré, Hans Ulrich Obrist (Moderator). Presented as part of Therme Forum at Design Miami/ 2018.




Italy
Stony Island” Artwork at KALEIDOSCOPE c/o Spazio Maiocchi, Milan Italy ©2018 Mixed media 300 x 600 cm

Italy
Surrender at will” Artwork at KALEIDOSCOPE c/o Spazio Maiocchi, Milan Italy ©2018 Digital print on textile flag 150 x 100 cm













Tokyo