Installation, Sculpture

Arik Levy

Israel 1963

Installation, Sculpture

Arik Levy
Arik Levy
February 12, 2015
Music, Gestalt, .

Arik Levy is an Israeli artist, technician, photographer, designer and video artist. He is best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces – his installations, limited editions and design. Nevertheless Levy feels “The world is about people, not objects.”

Levy was born in 1963 in Tel Aviv, Israel. After serving in the Israeli army, and then managing a graphic design studio and a surf shop in Tel Aviv, Levy moved to Europe. He studied industrial design at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland, graduating in 1991. From 1992 to 1994, Levy taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris. He also produced stage sets for the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Finnish National Ballet, and the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel.

His formation was unconventional where surfing, as well as his art and graphic design studio, took up much of his time back home. After a stint in Japan where he consolidated his ideas producing products and pieces for exhibitions, Levy returned to Europe where he contributed his artistry to another field – contemporary dance and opera by way of set design.

Levy co-founded Ldesign in Paris with the designer Pippo Lionni in 1997. Their projects range from industrial, lighting, furniture, and accessory design to interior architecture and set design. Their clients include Adidas, Swarovski, Baccarat, Vitra, Ligne Roset, and Lanvin. The creation of his firm then meant a foray back to his first love, art and industrial design, as well as other branches of his talents. Respected for his furniture and light designs on all continents, Levy also creates hi–tech clothing lines and accessories for firms in the Far East.

Levy has been the recipient of numerous international awards for his designs, including the Good Design Award in 2011, the Grand Prix Stratégies du Design Award in 2010, the Red Dot Design Award in 2008 and 2009, the ELLE Decoration International Design Award for Designer of the Year in 2008, and the Design PLUS Award in 2008.

Levy currently works in his studio in Paris.

Year Exhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015DesignShanghai Louise Alexander Gallery, Shanghai, China – Group
2014Uncontrolled NatureLouise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo Solo
2014New WorksIlan Engel Gallery, ParisSolo
2014 public space permanent installation and exhibition RockGrowth 808 Atomium – Atomium, BrusselsGroup
2014 Brussels – Full House: 100 artists Aeroplastics ContemporaryGroup
2014RewindableLight art video Fondation EDF Paris Que la lumière Group
2013 AbstractRock series and other artworks alongside the exhibition *Dans la ligne de mire* Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris Group
20132013 to 03Vitra Museum, Weil am Rhein – RewindableLight art video – Group
2013 Activated Nature Galerist, Istanbul –Solo
2013RockGrowth Enclos des Bernardins, Paris – Group
2013new sculptures – Mitterrand+Cramer, Geneva – Solo
2013Nouvelle Lune – Galerie Maubert, Paris – Group
2013Mitterrand+Cramer, Geneva – new sculptures Solo
2013Alon Segev Gallery, London – Art13 London – Group
2013 Rotterdam – Raw Art Fair PriveekollektieGroup
2013 Grand–Saconnex, Switzerland – Artgenève – art fairPriveekollektieGroup
2012Nothing is quite as it seems Passage de Retz Paris Solo
2012– Experimental growth – Bisazza Foundation, Montecchio Maggiore, Italy Solo
2012 Transparent Opacity Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens, Austria –– Solo
2012Le Jardin de la Spéculation Cosmique – Galerist Tepebaş, Istanbul – Group
2012 Genetic Intimacy – Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv –Solo
2012Osmosis Interactive installation at Swarovski’s Digital Crystal –London Design Museum, London – Group
2012 Art et Nature – Jardin du Hauvel, Saint-Hymer –group Group
2012 Flections Hedge Gallery, San Francisco Group
2012 Heusden aan de Maas – EmotionalDeflection PriveekollektieSolo
2012Le Sacre du Printemps Galerie Maubert, Paris Group
2012 Arik Levy & Guy YanaiAlon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv Group
2012 groupStonetouch, Geneva Candelabra Group
2011installation – Regeneration: Osmosis Chaton Superstructures at the Natural History Museum Natural History Museum London Group
2011 M+C Design 2008–2011 JGM. Galerie, Paris –Group
2011Un regard d'ObsidienneGalerie Pierre–Alain Challier, Paris Group
2011Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation Design Museum Holon, Israel group
2010Reality Lab group Fixing Nature Log installation21_21 Design Sight gallery Tokyo Group
2010– Natural Disorder – Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv Solo
2010GeotectonicMitterrand+Cramer, Geneva – – Solo
2010My Name is Arik – Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands – Solo
2010– Log Forest – 08Istanbul Modern Group
2010Personality Disorder Social Codes installation – No Holds Barred – Art Amsterdam – 05Group
2010 Out there logging Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles –Solo
2010 Luminescence, between Fire & IceSanta Monica Museum of Art, USA – Solo
201013 798 grams of design – Lambretto Art Project, Milano – Group
2010 Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation 21_21 Design Sight gallery, Tokyo Group
2009Confessions Slott Gallery, Paris Group
2009ROVE, London Kenny Schachter Fruit & FlowersGroup
2009 Liechtenstein Museum and SothebsyVienna Design Week Vienna – Arik Levy & Swarovski Osmosis Chaton SuperstructuresGroup
2009OsmosisSwarovski Crystal Palace, Ex Magazzini di Porta Genova Milano Group
2009Prophets & Penitents, Confessions of a Chair Identity Disorder chair Oratorio Basilica di S. Ambrogio, Milano Group
2009 Love Design Galleria Nina Lumer Milano Group
2008 Beyond Organic: Design In the State of Nature Design Miami, Miami Group
2008 Diversion Kenny SchachterROVE, London Group
2008Beyond Limits Chatsworth, UK Group
2008 The Artist’s Playground Sudeley Castle, UK Group
2008 Chicago, IL – Absent Nature – 04Wright20Group
2008Houston, TX – Imperative Design Barbara Davis GalleryGroup
2008 Paris – Propositions lumineuses 2 Galerie Alain GutharcGroup
2007 Paris – Il était une fois… Galerie NumerisCausaGroup
2007 London Sitting PrettyThe Mews Gallery by Rabih HageGroup
2007 St. Tropez – Big Rock Dialogues méditerranéensGroup
2007 Enghien–les–Bains – L’Autre Centre des artsGroup
2006 Paris – MiniMaxiDrugstore PublicisGroup
2006 Phantom – installationBaccarat, Paris Group
2006 Big Rock Passage de Retz, Paris Group
2006 Milan République Libre du DesignCentre culturel françaisGroup
2005 Mouvements modernes, ParisPassage de Retz Group
2005Propositions lumineuses Gallery Alain Gutharc Group
2005 Paris – D.Day Centre Georges PompidouGroup
2005 Istanbul – Feel before you see Garanti GalleryGroup
2005 Sunderland, UK – BrilliantNational Glass Centre,Glass GalleryGroup
2004 Korea – Love countsPark Ryusook GalleryGroup
2004 BrilliantVictoria & Albert Museum LondonGroup
2002 Two stars hotelHertzlia Museum, Israel Video Zone BiennaleGroup
2001Pascale CottardOllsson Gallery Stockholm Solo
2000Virtual lightIsart Contemporary Art Gallery Munich Group
2000 Virtual,ReligiousIsart Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich Group
1997 Humanism 2020 Sculpture Biennale Ein Hod, IsraelGroup
1996Design og identitet Louisiana Museum, Danemark –Group
1986 Jaffa, Israel Sculpture ParkGroup