Daniel Libeskind

Łódź , Poland

Daniel Libeskind was born in 1946 in Lód’z, Poland, as a teenager he immigrated to Bronx in the United States, where he settled with his family. He now lives and works in New York. Libeskind works as an architect, artist, professor, and set designer.

Libeskind is most know as an architect, in 1989, after winning a competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin he founded his own architectural studio with his wife Nina Libeskind. Since then, he has been the architect to several of other buildings, among them museums, for example Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen and Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. His architectural work is often described as Deconstruvistic, playing with geometry and its sharp angles in modern materials as steel and glass. The buildings often carry on different symbolic connections to cultural notions according to the purpose of the building.

Selected exhibitions of Libeskind include Hiroshima MOCA, Japan (2019); ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2018); Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Switzerland (2017); Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark (2015); Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2013); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2005); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2001); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (1993); Museum of Modern of Art, New York (1988) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (1971). He has also participated in the 14th Venice biennale (2014) and the 3rd Venice biennale (1985).