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Joris Laarman
(Dutch, 1979)
 
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Joris Laarman
Born in 1979, Borculo, The Netherlands
Lives and works in The Netherlands

Education
2003  Design Academy Eindhoven (cum laude), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
Joris Laarman Lab: Gradients, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston US
Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age , High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US

2017
Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age , Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, US

2015
Joris Laarman Lab, Groninger Museum,  Groningen, The Netherlands
Joris Laarman Lab, Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany
 
2014  
Joris Laarman Lab: Bits & Crafts,  Friedman Benda Gallery,  New York, US

2013
Solo exhibition, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, US
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, Italy
 
2012
Solo Exhibition,  Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
 
2010
Joris Laarman, Friedman Benda Gallery,  New York, US

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Japan
Designs for Different Futures, Philadlphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
La fabrique du Vivant, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
An Accelerated Culture, Friedman Benda, New York, US

2018
Design et Merveilleux, Musee d'art moderne, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France
When Attitude Become Chairs, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, US

2017-18
Mind the Digital, Design Society, Shenzen, China
NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2017
Minding the Digital, Design Society, Shenzhen, China
Printing the World, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Le Grand Detournement, Galerie Poirel (CNAP), Nancy, France
DNA10, Friedman Benda Gallery, NYC, US
Wood, Revisited, The Centre for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, US
Channeling Nature by Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
3D Print: NOW!, Cube Design Museum, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Mutation-Creations/Imprimer le monde, Centre Pompidiou, Paris, France
3D. Print the world. Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

2016
Dutch Art & Design, The Penthes Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

2016-17
Prototype/Production, The Museum of Fine art, Houston, US
Lightoptia, Center for Arts and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

2016
Lightoptia, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico

2015-6
New Dutch Masters, Chateau de Penthes Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Lightopia (traveling exhibition), Hofmobiliendpot Vienna, Austria
Out of Hand, Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Sydney, Australia
Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age, Bellevue Ars Museum, Bellevue, US

2015
Crosscurrents, Design Miami/Miami, Friedman Benda, Miami, US
Berlage, Godfather of Dutch Design, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A 21st Century Show Home, Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Swiss Institute, New York, US
Lightopia (traveling exhibition), Design Museum Gent, Gent, Belgium
How We Work, Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
What is Luxury, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, Museum of Modern Art,  New York, US

2014-5
Collection of Ideas, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

2014
GO3D, Museum voor Communicatie, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Dragon Bench, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
Sense Nonsense, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Slow Tech, WOW-Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van stoelen bezeten, Gorcums Museum, Gorchum, The Netherlands
What would Mrs. Webb do? A Founder’s Vision, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US
 Lightopia (travelling exhibition), Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France


2013-14
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday (traveling exhibition), Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Rovereto, Espoo, Finland
Out of Hand: Materializing the Post Digital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US
Archilab 9: Naturalizing Architecture, FRAC Centre, Orleans, US
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday (traveling exhibition), Museum of Modern Art Finland, Helsinki, Finland

2013
Save the Arctic Project, in collaboration with Greenpeace, The North Pole
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday (traveling exhibition), Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Anti- Gravity Object Modeling, Institude of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain
The Future is Here, a New Industrial Revolution, Design Museum, London, UK
Biodesign, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reopening 2013, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Harrie Tillieprijs, Cuypershuis, Roermond, The Netherlands
Light-Exhibition, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Archilab 2013, Centre Pompidou/ Frac Centre Orleans, Orleans, France
Contemporary Jewelry, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US

2012
Topstukken, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Winter Groupshow, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, US
DESTRØY DESIGN, The Taipei ne Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
New Acquisitions, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Bio.23, Museum of Architecture and Design,  Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dutch Design - House of Orange, Royal Palace Oranienbaum, Germany

2011-12
Water, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
New Energy in Design and Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday (traveling exhibition), Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

2011
Now, Perceptions of Time and Contemporary Design, Museum MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (traveling exhibition), MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (traveling exhibition), Kunsthal Stuttgart, Stuttgart, The Netherlands
Ideen sitzen, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Modern by Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
New Energy in Design and Art, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Junctions, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
Material World, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
100 Masterpieces of Design, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Temporary Stedelijk 2, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Acquisitions, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Over leven, Grenswerk art festival, Enschede, The Netherlands
Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, US
Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel
High Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
Grenswerk (art festival), Enschede Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2010
European Design Since 1985 Shaping the New Century, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday (traveling exhibition), Kunsthal Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, The Netherlands
Action! Design over Time, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Hyper:Links between Architecture and Desin, Art Institue Chicago, US
EcoDesign, Helsinki Exhibition and COnvention Centre, Helsinki Finland
Utopias of Everyday, Porzelanikon, Selb, Germany
The State of Things, Design and the 21st Century, Design Museum Holon, Israel
European Design since 1985: Shaping the New Century, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation, 21_21 Design, Tokyo, Japan
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

2009
Design High, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK
European Design since 1985, Shaping the New Century Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, US
Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Valencia, Spain

2008
Design and the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US 
Rococo: The Continuing Curve, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, US
Family of Form, Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Small Show. Huge Talent, by Janice Blackburn, London, UK

2007
Design contre Design, Le Grand Palais, Paris, France 
Nature Design: From Inspiration to Innovation, Museum of Design, Zurich, Switzerland
Designtide, Tokyo, Japan
Rotterdamn Antwerpt: 400 Years of Design in Rotterdam, Historic Museum of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Design Port, Milk Gallery, New York, US
Human Touch, The New Dowse Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Design Prijs Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2006
Simply Droog: 10 + 3 years of creating innovation and discussion, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Bone Series, Design Miami, with Barry Friedman Ltd. and Droog Design, Miami, US
Ideal House, The International Furniture Fair IMM Cologne, Germany
GEBORDUURD exhibition, Textiel Museum Tilburg, The Netherlands  
Cut for Purpose, Fruitport studios, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Human Touch, Droog Design Exhibition, Shanghai, China; Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Design Museum London, Traveling European design show 
Mutations Ceramiques, Musee de la Ceramique de Rouen, Rouen, France
MISS/FIT, Pure Austria Design, Vienna, Austria

2005
Over de Mensen en de Dingen, Museum Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Biennale de Ceramique Contemporaine de Chateauroux, France 
Arco 12, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Simply Droog: 10 years of Droog Design, Museum Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
New Dutch Designers, Droog Design Gallery, The Netherlands
European Design, Design Museum London, UK
The Value for Money, Exhibition of Droog Design, Stakhanov ceramics, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy 
Chi ha paura…? Exhibited Credit Brooch. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy 
Simply Droog: 10 years of Droog Design, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
100 jaar Arco, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2004
Go Slow, Droog Design, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Concrete Poetry, Design Academy at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Improvisare, Chelsea Hotel, New York, US
Just what it is. Lille 2004, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France
10 + 1 Years Simply Droog, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2003
Ceramics exhibition, Bijenkorf Maastricht, The Netherlands
Graduation show, Eindhoven Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Lekker Decadent, Museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Painfully Beautiful and Ivy, Traveling Exhibition
Reinventing Functionality, The NAI (Dutch Architecture Institute) Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Selected Awards
2016
Amsterdam Prize of the Arts

2013
Harry Tillieprijs nomination

2011
Wall Street Journal Innovator of the year

2009
Woon Award

2008
International Elle Decoration award

2007
Woon award

2006
 Red Dot design award

2004
Interior Innovation award, International furniture fair in cologne  

2004
Young Designer of the Year award, Wallpaper magazine

2004
Domestic product of the year (heatwave)

2004
Winner of the Brabantse spelen competition Hertogenbosch
Nomination (Heatwave), Domestic Product Design of the Year. Wallpaper Magazine
Interior Innovation Award 2004. The International Furniture Fair, IMM Cologne
Red Dot design award
Winner of the Brabantse spleen competition Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2003
Rene Smeetsprijs nomination

Selected Public and Private Collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
MoMA , New York, US
Centre Pompidou, France
Cooper-Hewitt, US
FNAC, France
Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
High Museum Atlanta, US
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, Spain
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, US
LACMA, Los Angeles, US
Vitra Design Museum, Germany
Museum voor Communicatie, The Netherlands
Art Institute of Chicago, US
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Kunst Paviljoen Groningen, The Netherlands
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
Museum of Art and Design, NYC, US
Boymans van Beuningen, The Netherlands
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, US
Droogdesign collection, The Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art Den Bosch, The Netherlands
DSM art foundation, The Netherlands
Textiel Museum Tilburg, The Netherlands
Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Rouen, France
Centraal Museum, The Netherlands
Milwaukee Art Museum, US
Indianapolis Museum of Art, US
CNAP, France
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, US
Musee des arts decoratifs, Paris, France
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel