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Henrik Vibskov presents a lecture at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Rubloff Auditorium as part of the opening of Henrik Vibskov : 0000 : State on State

About the Artist

Henrik Vibskov has produced more than thirty men’s, and recently also women’s, collections since he graduated from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in 2001. “The Great Chain Of Sleepers” (Tokyo, Paris, Copenhagen), “The Five O´clock Leg Alignment” (Paris, Copenhagen), and “The Kitchen Of The Non Existent” (Prague, Copenhagen) are just a few runway titles Vibskov has produced lately, each title referring to a different but equally mesmerizing world and set of logic. He has been a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine since 2003, and is the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

Vibskov has exhibited at 21st Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Japan; The Museum of Art and Design in New York; Art Cologne represented by Gallery Ruttskowski68; MoMA PS1 in New York; Palais de Tokyo in Paris; ICA in London; Zeeuws Museum in Holland; Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan; NAI Nederlands Architectur Institut in Rotterdam, Holland; and The Textile Museum, Washington, USA, to name a few. He has produced several large-scale solo exhibitions including at TEMPO at Stockholm Stadsteater, Sweden; Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea; “Neck Plus Ultra” at Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Gammel Strand in Copenhagen; and a major retrospective at Design Museum Helsinki in Finland.

Prizes include Cologne Thrumber Award, Cologne Germany 2017 and the 2011 Söderberg Prize, the highest design prize in the world. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark awarded Vibskov the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal in 2016. He plays drums with his project Mountain Yorokobu, is signed to Fake Diamond Records, and also plays with Hess is More, Michael Simpson and Trentemøller, touring with them for more than 6 years. He has published four books, and his monograph will be published in 2012 by Gestalten.

About Sullivan Galleries

The Sullivan Galleries represent 32,000 square feet of exhibition space–the only single contemporary gallery site of its size in the Chicago Loop. Located in the Sullivan Center at 33 South State Street, the historic site of Louis Sullivan’s masterpiece Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building, the galleries feature exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by SAIC students, faculty, and guest artists. Recently relocated to 33 South State Street, the Betty Rymer Gallery features a range of exhibitions of work by SAIC students, faculty, and international artists. The Sullivan Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, it is a teaching gallery that engages the exhibition process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

About the Fashion Resource Center

For over thirty years the Fashion Resource Center has evolved into a hybrid research hub and meeting space for faculty and students within SAIC’s Fashion Department as well as the school’s larger community. The FRC’s unique hands-on collection of late twentieth and twenty-first century designer garments and accessories represents innovations in construction, materials and embellishments, providing students and faculty alike with prime examples to learn from. This extensive collection is complimented by the FRC’s visual, print and fabric libraries that support and illuminate the physical garments and accessories.

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