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
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- Virgil Abloh shall be showcasing an artwork focused retrospective, where he will reveal new work alongside unseen works from his past, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Illinois).
- Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami collaborated on an Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery (Los Angeles, United States).
- Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami collaborated on an Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery (Paris, France).
- Virgil Abloh showcased his exhibition “PAY PER VIEW” at KaiKai Ki Ki Gallery. (Tokyo, Japan)
- Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami collaborated on an Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery (London, United Kingdom).
- Virgil Abloh worked with Ben Kelly on a touring “SET” which was exhibited at the Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool, England) and then at the Somerset House (London, UK). Virgil Abloh also collaborated with Ben Kelly on a new installation called Ruin, which was displayed at Store Studios (London, United Kingdom).
- Virgil Abloh curated an exhibition with the works (“Free Cubes”, “Material Table”, and “Trivision Sign”), from his furniture collection for Design Miami at Art Basel (Miami, Florida).
- Virgil Abloh launched his first furniture collection “Grey Area” (Milan, Italy).