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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Chicago

In large part, “Figures of Speech” is an art exhibition rooted in advertising and “the projected image”.

 

⁣⁣⁣Anytime an idea hits a particular surface; a photo print, a screen, a billboard or canvas, it seems like fact. This exhibition demonstrates myself wrestling with this concept within the freedom of mediums while finding personal solutions.⁣⁣⁣⁣

 

This 15-year study is looking for a way to transform from consumer to producer. This is an intersection where the tourists and purists cross paths. The atmosphere is literal and figurative.⁣⁣⁣⁣
-Virgil Abloh⁣⁣
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various exhibition views series ~ exhibition book and catalog link in bio.⁣

“Figures of Speech” @mcachicago. ⁣⁣⁣
open to the public June 10th ©2019





Gilles Peterson with Virgil Abloh




2018

“2ème Étage”

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













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