Ron Arad

Retrospectives

2010

Ron Arad: “Restless”, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 18 February – 16 May

2009

Ron Arad: “No Discipline”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2 August – 19 October

2008

“Ron Arad: No Discipline” Pompidou Centre, Paris, 20 November – 16 March 09

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Ron Arad. Gary Tatintsian gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Ron Arad: ‘Summer Exhibition’ Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Ron Arad: ‘Ron Arad Rocks!, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London, 26 February to 8 April 2016

2015

Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2014

Paris Motor Show October 2014
Ron Arad: ‘Last Train’ Ron Arad Studio, London 27 June – 25 July

2013

Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Pinacoteca, Turin
Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Design Museum, Holon, Israel 19 June – 19 October
Ron Arad: ‘Last Train’, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice 1 June – 24 November

2012

Ron Arad: 720°, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 15 August – 5 September

2011

Ron Arad: “Curtain Call”, Roundhouse, London, 9 – 29 August

2009

Ron Arad: Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 26 November 2009 – 29 January 2010 “Ron Arad: New Work”, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, 8 April – 9 May Ron Arad, Gallery Mourmans, Maastricht, March “Ron Arad” Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 27 March – 20 April

2007

“Restless”, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, September “Bodyguards”, Metropol, Milan April “The Dogs Barked” de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich November 2006- February 2007

2006

“There is no solution because there is no problem” 508 West 26 Street, New York
14-30 September (with Barry Friedman Gallery) “Blo-Glo”, Dolce & Gabbana, Metropol, Milan April “Blo-Jobs”, Gallery Mourmans, Lanaken, Belgium (March)

2005

“Paved with Good Intentions”, a new installation by Ron Arad, Miami Basel
(1 Dec - 10 Dec) “Designs by Ron Arad”, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (11 Nov 2005 – 7 Jan “Ron Arad: A Retrospective Exhibition”, Barry Friedman Ltd, New-York (5 May – 24 June) “Ron Arad: New Works & Installation”, featuring Mike Figgis” film for the exhibition “In Space”, Phillips, de Pury & Co., Chelsea, New-York

2004

“Ron Arad Fatto In Italia” as part of the Venice Biennale 9. International Exhibition
of Architecture, “Metamorph” Vincenza “Lo-rez-dolores-tabula-rasa”, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2003

“Ron Arad in der Galerie Stefan Vodgt”, Galerie der Moderne, Munich “Ron Arad Studio Works: 1981-2003”, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London “Von Mensch zu Mensch”, Sparda Bank, Münster “Ron Arad”, Galeria Marconi, Milan “Permetre”s la Llibertat”, Centre d”Art Santa Monica, Barcelona

2002

“Two Floors”, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2001

“Delight in Dedark”, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2000

“Not Made By Hand Not Made in China”, Galeria Marconi, Milan “Before and After Now”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1998

R.T.W. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

1997

Ron Arad new acquisitions, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts Ron Arad at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Spazio Krizia, Milan

1996

Glasgow Festival of Architecture & Design Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Spazio Krizia, Milan

1995

Ron Arad – Gazi, Athens The work of Ron Arad, Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Triennale, Milan “Sticks and Stones”, Vitra Design Museum, Touring Exhibition 1990-1995

1994

“L”Esprit du Nomade”, Cartier Fondation, Paris

1993

“Breeding in Captivity” Edward Totah Gallery “Design in the 20th Century”, Grand Palais, Paris “One Off and Short Runs”, Centre for Contemporary Arts, (Warsaw, Krakow, Prague)

1991

“A Break with Tradition”, Rohska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

1990

Ron Arad Recent Works, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1987

“Nouvelles Tendences”, Centre Georges Pompidou “Documenta 8”, Kassel

1986

“Intellectual Interiors”, Seibo, Tokyo with P. Starck, R. Kawakubo, S. Kuramata

Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates.
From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy.
Ron Arad was awarded the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in recognition of his ‘sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry’ in 2002, and was awarded the London Design Medal in 2011.
He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997, and later Professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009, when he was made Professor Emeritus. In 2013 he was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design.

AWARDS

2016 Compasso d'Oro

2014 Pillar of the Roundhouse, London

2011 London Design Medal

2010 Honorary Doctorate at Tel Aviv University

2006 The Jerusalem Prize for Arts and Letters, awarded by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel

2005 FX magazine Designer of the Year Award

2004 Architektur & Wohnen Designer of the Year Award

2002 Finalist for the World Technology Award for Design

2002 Royal Designer for Industry

2001 Oribe Art & Design Award, Gifu, Japan

2001 Gio Ponti International Design Award, Denver

2001 Barcelona Primavera International Award for Design
Co-winner of Perrier Jouët Selfridges Design Prize, London

1999 Design Plus Award, Frankfurt/Main; Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg, Design Center Stuttgart

1994 Designer of the Year, Salon du Meuble, Paris

SELECTED  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Centre National d’Art Plastique, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Design Museum, London
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Rohsska Design Museum, Gothenburg
Powerhouse, Sydney
Design Museum, Osaka
Design Museum, Nürnberg
Neue Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart