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 Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was introduced to their curriculum that was built from the notions of Bauhaus, which was originally established by Mies van der Rohe, that he learned 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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2019
Gilles Peterson with Virgil Abloh

Tracklist

Tiga & The Martinez Brothers – Blessed (Virgil Abloh FutureJazz Remix) [Turbo]
Boys Noize & Virgil Abloh – Orvnge [Boysnoize Records]
Virgil Abloh Feat Serpent With Feet – Delicate Limbs [White Label]
The Roots – Push Up Ya Lighter [Geffen Records]
The Roots – Clones (Instrumental) [DGC]
Octavian – Party Here [White Label]
Dizzee Rascal – Seems 2 Be [XL Recordings]
Mura Masa – Wave [Anchor Point]
Kanye West – Say You Will [Roc-A-Fella Records]
Matty – Verocai [Matty Unlimited]
Virgil Abloh – Blush [White Label]
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\\Virgil Abloh Mix//
Peter Seville Interview ShowStudio excerpt with Lou Stoppard
BadBadNotGood “Untitled” recorded live in Paris France opening song of Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton show 2018
Peven Everett – Feelin You In And Out (Shelter Mix) [Symple Soul]
Tiga & The Martinez Brothers – Blessed (Virgil Abloh FutureJazz Remix) [White Label]
Mafia Boyz – Bhengi Yokhalpiha [White Label]
Colta x Patrick Brian – Grunt [Terrorhythm Recordings]
Tin Man – Viscocity Acid [Global A]
Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants to Ride [D.J. International Records]
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K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Adam Nana”Extract of David Shrigley interview “Advice to the Young [White Label]
Gesaffelstein – A Pledge [Parlophone France]
James Blake – Love Me In Whatever Way [Polydor]
Virgil Abloh – Blush [White Label]
Extract of JOHN BERGER “WAYS OF SEEING” episode 1 (BBC4, 1972)
Jazzanova – Hanazono [Jazzanova Compost Records]
BadBadNotGood “IV” recorded live in Paris, France – closing song of Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton show 2018
Virgil Abloh featuring Serpent With Feet – Delicate Limbs [White Label]

 

2018
BACK TO THE BODY: HUMAN- ORIENTED FORMS IN ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE, PRESENTED BY THERME ART PROGRAM
Miami

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.



2017
Columbia University: “Everything In Quotes”


Harvard Lecture: “Insert Complicated Title Here”


Rhode Island School of Design: “Theoretically Speaking”