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"Creation is an uncontrolled muscle" according to Arik Levy (born 1963). 

Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy's skills are multi–disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces –, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels "The world is about people, not objects.

Hailing originally from Israel and moving to Europe after his first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel–Aviv in 1988, Levy currently works in his studio in Paris. 

His formation was unconventional where surfing, as well as his art and graphic design studio, took up much of his time back home. Following studies at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland he gained a distinction in Industrial Design in 1991. 

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. 

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. 

Considering himself now more of a "feeling" artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi use. "Life is a system of signs and symbols," he says, "where nothing is quite as it seems." 

Arik Levy is Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres de la République française.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2022

Installation of RockGrowthHermitage, Moscow, Russia – 2022: monumental public sculpture commissioned to be installed in front of the future Hermitage Modern Contemporary Museum Moscow, a unique museum complex that will see the day in the Zilart District in Moscow, Russia

Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva – Arik Levy’s works and the museum’s collection – 2022


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS


Kaplankaya
, Milas, Turkey - PILEVNELI x KÖNIG - group exhibition – 09/07-30/09/2021

Galerie Scheffel, MineralForest, Bad Homburg, Germany - solo exhibition – 2021

Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – Chamber of Wonder – 2012 - 2022

Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – EmotionalFormation, Chamber of Wonder n. 8 2017 version - 2017-2023


SELECTION OF ART EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2021

Pilevneli at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey – Natural Fusion – duo exhibition with Zoé Ouvrier – 07/07-01/08/2021

Louise Alexandre Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy – RockFormationTower 144 Corten and RockFormationTower 157 Corten - Summer outdoor installation – 01/07-02/09/2021

Venice Design Biennial, 3rd edition – Stick&Structures – main entrance installation at SPUMA – Space for the Arts, Venezia – 20/05 - 27/06/2021

2020

Method & Concept, Naples, USA – BeyondNature – solo exhibition – 13/11/2020 – 05/02/2021

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, EmotionalGhosts, Saint Paul de Vence, France – solo exhibition – 08/2020

Art Biesenthal, Germany – group exhibition – 08/2020

Château Sainte Roseline, Les Arcs, France – MineralNature – solo exhibition – 06/07/2020 - 02/10/2020

Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy, CrossoverReflections – solo exhibition – 27/06/2020 - 07/09/2020

Espace Muraille, Geneva – Independence - solo exhibition – 29/01/2020 - 28/06/2020

Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg - In small format, group exhibition, 29/11/2019- 01/02/2020

Sotheby’s, London –The Blazing World, group exhibition 04/12/2019-30/01/2020

2019

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Australia – group exhibition - 10/2019-11/2019

Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey - Intersection of existence - Solo Exhibition – 28/03-10/05/19

Blickachsen 12 (2019), Blickachsen Foundation, Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany, 05/2019 – 10/2019
Installation of five monumental sculptures: GiantLog, Rock Tower 131, RockStoneShift 235, RockstoneFusionVertical 170, RockStoneImplosed 207

2018

RockTripleFusion VerticalGiant 660 and RockTripleFusionGiant 500, Taipei - permanent installation of two monumental public sculptures commissioned to be part of the residential project Da-An Park Towers by Sir Richard Rogers, in Taipei, Taiwan, 10/2018

Biennale Internationale Saint-Paul de Vence 2018 - RockStoneShift 235 installation, 06/2018-08/2018

RockGrowth 420, permanent installation, private collection, New York, USA, 07/2018

Podgorny-Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence - Shift of Perception, solo exhibition, 06/2018-07/2018

Permanent installation of 6 monumental outdoor sculptures, private collection, Düsseldorf, Germany, 05/2018

Artmonte-carlo 2018, group exhibition, Setareh Gallery, Monaco, 04/2018

Podgorny-Robinson Gallery at Art Paris 2018, group exhibition with John Franzen, Arik Levy, Nicolas Sanhes, 04/2018

Podgorny-Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, In the Light of Spring, group exhibition, 03/2018-04/2018

Fox/Jensen/McRory Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand – Carbon - group exhibition – 02/2018-03/2018

Shenzhen Bay Boning Garden, China - RockFormationTower 350 and a horizontal installation of 3 Rocks in bronze, permanent public installation of 4 monumental sculptures - 01/2018

Naples Botanical Gardens, Naples, Florida – Unnatural History - installation of 7 monumental outdoor sculptures – 01/2018 to 06/2018

Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida – Unnatural History - solo exhibition – 09/2017 to 01/2018

2017

Please Do Not Enter, Los Angeles – New Works – solo exhibition – 11/2017 – 01/2018

Crystal Worlds Museum, WattensChamber of Wonder n. 8 2017 version - 11/2017

Somerset House, London (during the London Design Festival) – Mineral Gravity – installation in collaboration with COMPAC- 09/2017

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Visual Dialogs – group exhibition – 06/2017

SoLocal Group Headquarters, Boulogne-Billancourt – RockGrowthCube 150 – permanent installation – 06/2017

SuperYacht Gallery at Saatchi Gallery, London – group exhibition – 06/2017

Louise Alexander Gallery, Nomad, Monaco – solo exhibition – 04/2017

Multiplex Galleria Manzoni, Milano– Kryptonite – installation for COMPAC– 04/2017

Palazzo Crivelli, Milano– UrbanLog – installation at Delta Light– 04/2017

Aeroplastic, Brussels – group exhibition – 04/2017

Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf – I Remembered It Differently - solo exhibition – 03/2017

Samsung, commission for BaselWorld – Galaxy Stand – 03/2017

Jensen Gallery, Sydney – Carbon - group exhibition – 02/2017

2016

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Absent Presence - solo exhibition – 03/11/2016

Dice Kayek Pop-up store, Paris – pop up installation – 11/2016

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Julian Schnabel & Arik Levy – group exhibition – 08/2016

Design Miami, Miami – Ice by Arik Levy – 12/2016

Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles – 20/20 – group exhibition – 07/2016 to 09/2016

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Summer group exhibition – 07/2016

2015

Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf – Mineral Memories - solo exhibition – 09/2015

Somerset House/The London Design Festival Transition : Warm/Wet – installation with Tabanlioglu Architects- 09/2015

Please Do Not Enter, Los Angeles – Intimate Formations – solo exhibtion - 05/2015

Praguekabinet gallery, Prague - Intuitive Reactions – solo exhibition – 05/2015

Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels - Humble me – group exhibition – 04/2015

Atomium, Brussels – RockGrowth 808 Atomium – public space permanent installation– 04/2014

Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – five-year solo installation – 09/2012 to 2017 selection of art exhibitions and installations

Pékin Fine Arts, Hong-Kong - Manmade (Human) Nature – solo exhibition – 02/2015

Alon Segev Gallery, Art15, London – group exhibition – 05/2015

Louise Alexander Gallery, Art15, London – group exhibition – 05/2015

2014

Le Frenois, Tourcoing – Lux – group exhibition – Sparkler art video – 10/10/2014

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Primitive Components – solo exhibition – 30/10/2014

Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo – Uncontrolled Nature – solo exhibition – 06/2014

Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris – New Works – solo exhibition – 06/2014

Atomium, Brussels – RockGrowth 808 Atomium – public space permanent installation and exhibition – 04/2014

Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels – Full House: 100 artists – group exhibition – 04/2014

Fondation EDF, Paris – Que la lumière soit – RewindableLight art video – 04/2014

2013

Galerist, Istanbul – Activated Nature – 11/2013

Enclos des Bernardins, Paris – RockGrowth installation – 09/2013

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris – selection of artworks alongside the exhibition “Dans la ligne de mire” – 09/2013

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein – RewindableLight art video – Lightopia group exhibition – 09/2013

La Maison Champs Elysées, Paris – Crater_F210 and installation of other artworks – 09/2013

Galerie Maubert, Paris – Nouvelle Lune – group exhibition – 04/2013

Alcazar, Paris – Fractal installation and photo exhibition (Orchids and Seduction series) – 04/2013

Mitterrand+Cramer, Geneva – new sculptures – solo exhibition – 03/2013

2012

Passage de Retz, Paris – Nothing is Quite as It Seems – solo exhibition – 11/2012

Bisazza Foundation, Montecchio Maggiore – Experimental Growth – solo exhibition & permanent collection – 11/2012

Galerist, Istanbul – Le Jardin de la Spéculation Cosmique – group exhibition curated by Fatoş Üstek – 10/2012

Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – two-year solo installation – 09/2012

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Genetic Intimacy – solo exhibition – 09/2012

London Design Museum, London – Osmosis Interactive - installation at Swarovski’s Digital Crystal – group exhibition – 09/2012

Jardin du Hauvel, Saint-Hymer – Art et Nature – group exhibition curated by Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand – 06/2012

Hedge Gallery, San Francisco – Flections – group exhibition curated by Sabrina Buell – 06/2012

Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas – EmotionalDeflection – solo exhibition – 05/2012

Galerie Maubert, Paris – Le Sacre du Printemps – group exhibition – 04/2012

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Arik Levy & Guy Yanai – group exhibition – 03/2012

Stonetouch, Geneva – Candelabra – group exhibition – Nuit des Bains – 03/2012

2011

Natural History Museum, London - installation - Regeneration : Chaton Superstructures at the Natural History Museum

JGM. Galerie, Paris – M+C group exhibition

Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris – Un regard d'Obsidienne – group exhibition

Design Museum Holon, Israel – Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation – group exhibition

21_21 Design Sight gallery, Tokyo – Reality Lab – group exhibition

2010

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Natural Disorder – solo exhibition

Mitterrand+Cramer, Genève – Geotectonic – solo exhibition

Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas – My Name Is Arik – solo exhibition

Istanbul Modern, Istanbul – Log Forest installation – Dice Kayek’s Istanbul Contrast

Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Personality Disorder Social Codes – installation at No Holds Barred

Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles – Out there logging – solo exhibition

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA – Luminescence, between Fire & Ice – solo exhibition

Lambretto Art Project, Milano – 13 798 grams of design – group exhibition

21_21 Design Sight gallery, Tokyo – Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation – group exhibition

2009

Slott gallery, Paris – Confessions – solo installation in “Préliminaires” exhibition

Kenny Schachter/ROVE, London – Fruit & Flowers – group exhibition

Chaton Superstructures at the Liechtenstein Museum and TableScape architectural Jewellery at Sotheby’s, VIenna

Osmosis commissioned by Swarovski Crystal Palace, Ex Magazzini di Porta Genova Milano – solo exhibition

Oratorio Basilica di S. Ambrogio, Milano – Prophets & Penitents, Confessions of a Chair – group exhibition

Galleria Nina Lumer, Milano – Love Design – group exhibition

2008

Design Miami, Miami – Beyond Organic: Design In the State of Nature – group exhibition

Kenny Schachter/ROVE, London – Diversion – group exhibition

Chatsworth, UK – Beyond Limits – group exhibition

Sudeley Castle, UK – The Artist’s Playground – group exhibition

Wright20, Chicago, IL – Absent Nature – solo exhibition

Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX – Imperative Design – group exhibition

Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris – Propositions lumineuses 2 – group exhibition

Galerie NumerisCausa, Paris – Il était une fois… – group exhibition

2007

Kenny Schachter ROVE Projects LLP, London – Cosmic Nature - 2007The Mews Gallery by Rabih

Hage, London – Sitting Pretty – exhibition of photos by Jonathan Root, featuring a portrait of Arik Levy with his creation Identity Disorder

Dialogues méditerranéens, St. Tropez – BigRock – installation

Centre des arts, L’Autre – solo exhibition

Drugstore Publicis, Paris – MiniMaxi – installation

2006

Baccarat, Paris – Phantom – installation

Passage de Retz, Paris – BigRock – permanent installation

Centre culturel français, Milan – République Libre du Design – installation Organ

Passage de Retz / Mouvements modernes, Paris – Du Bois Dont On Se Chauffe – group exhibition

2005

Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris – Propositions lumineuses – group exhibition

Centre Pompidou, Paris – D.Day – From primitive to virtual - installation

Garanti Gallery, Istanbul – Feel before you see – solo exhibition

National Glass Centre/Glass Gallery, Sunderland, UK

2004

Park Ryusook Gallery, Seoul – Love counts – solo exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Brilliant – group exhibition

2002 and before

Hertzlia Museum, Israel Video Zone Biennale – Two stars hotel – in collaboration with Sigalit Landau

Pascale Cottard-Ollsson Gallery, Stockholm – solo exhibition

Isart Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich – Virtual light

Isart Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich – Virtual/Religious’

Sculpture Biennale Ein Hod, Israel – Humanism 2020

Louisiana Museum, Danemark – Design og identitet

Sculpture Park, Jaffa, Israel – 1986



PRIVATE COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

One Park Taipei, Taiwan – RockTripleFusion Giant 660 and RockTripleFusionGiant 550 – permanent monumental installation part of Sir Richard Rogers’ Da-An Towers residentials project - 2018

private collection New York, USA – RockGrowth 420 - 2018

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium – RockGrowth 808 Atomium – public space permanent installation - 2014

SoLocal Group, Boulogne Billancourt – RockGrowthCube 150 - 2017

Fondazione Bisazza, Montecchio Maggiore – RockChamber + ExperimentalGrowth series – 2012

HSBC Connection Collection / Volume 1 – Rockshelves + Rocksplit – 2009



MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago – Contemporary Domestic Confessional – 2010

Museum of Arts and Design, New York – Giant Giant Mega Heliodor – 2010

Triennale Design Museum, Milan – Meteorite drawing – 2009

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – installation Fractal Cloud – 2006

Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul – Umbilical Light – 2005

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Handshake light – 2005

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Piflow light – 2005

Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Umbilical ball and Umbilical knitted lights – 2004

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Xm3 duo, Light pocket, Alchemy tube lights – 2002

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Double layer chair, CD shelf – 2002

FNAC, Fond national d’art contemporain, Paris – Infinite light video – 2001

Israel Museum, Jerusalem – White hole light installation – 2001

Israel Museum, Jerusalem – Need light – 2000

Museum of Modern Art, New York – Need light – 1998



PUBLICATIONS

Arik Levy GHOSTS exhibition cataloguePodgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence 2020

IN/DEPENDENCE – exhibition catalogue - Espace Muraille, Geneva 2020

Arik Levy / COMPAC - TECHNO POETICS – Paris 2019

Arik Levy UNNATURAL HISTORY – Paris 2017

Arik Levy FIXING NATURE – Paris 2016

Arik Levy OUT THERE 2nd edition – Black Dog Publishing – London 2014

Arik Levy ART - Black Dog Publishing – London 2013

UNCONTROLLED NATURE –catalogue catalogue from the exhibition at Louise Alexander Gallery – Porto Cervo 2014

Arik Levy OUT THERE - 1st edition – Paris 2012

EXPERIMENTAL GROWTH –the permanent installation at Fondazione Bisazza – Montecchio Maggiore, 2012

TRANSPARENT OPACITY – permanent installation at Swarovski Kristallwelten – Wattens 2012

GENETIC INTIMACY – catalogue from the exhibition at Alon Segev Gallery – Tel Aviv 2012

Arik Levy REGENERATION – The Hennessy XO commission – Paris 2011

ABSENT NATURE – catalogue from the 2008 exhibition at Wright, Chicago – 2010

The Connection Collection Volume 1 : ARIK LEVY RockSplit & RockShelves - HSBC Private Bank - 2009

OSMOSIS - catalogue from the exhibition at Swarovski Crystal Palace – Milano 2009

COSMIC NATURE – catalogue from the exhibition at Kenny Schachter ROVE project LLP- London 2007

Arik Levy THE OTHER – Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains & Isthme Editions - 2007

DU BOIS DONT ON SE CHAUFFE –catalogue from the exhibition at Passage de Retz– Paris 2006

LOVE COUNTS - catalogue from the exhibition at Park Ryusook Gallery – Seoul 2004

LIGHT LIGHT - catalogue catalogue from the exhibition at Passage de Retz– Paris 1998