Friedman Benda - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Friedman Benda. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Wendell Castle “Embracing Upheaval”

    Wendell Castle “Embracing Upheaval”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-06-22 - 2017-08-11

    Friedman Benda presents Wendell Castle, one of America’s most influential and iconic living designers, in his 5th solo exhibition at the gallery. Embracing Upheaval is a fearless exploration, encompassing...More »

  • poster for “dna10” Exhibition

    “dna10” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2017-05-04 - 2017-06-10

    Friedman Benda, one of the world’s leading design galleries, announces dna10 its 10th anniversary exhibition. dna10 aims to look ahead by taking stock of the past ten years of projects and exhibitions....More »

  • poster for “Static” Exhibition

    “Static” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-01-09 - 2017-02-11

    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. - William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) Friedman Benda announces the opening of Static, a group exhibition curated by Glenn...More »

  • poster for Byung Hoon Choi “Water Meditation”

    Byung Hoon Choi “Water Meditation”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-11-09 - 2016-12-17

    Friedman Benda presents Water Meditation, Byung Hoon Choi’s second solo exhibition in New York. For over 35 years, the Korean artist has built a unique oeuvre drawing on Zen Buddhist ideologies of introspection...More »

  • poster for nendo “50 manga chairs”

    nendo “50 manga chairs”

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2016-09-08 - 2016-10-15

    Friedman Benda and nendo, inc. present 50 manga chairs. The installation of stainless steel chairs will make its American debut in a solo exhibition at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York. The installation...More »

  • poster for Andile Dyalvane “Camagu”

    Andile Dyalvane “Camagu”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2016-06-23 - 2016-08-19

    I’ve always wanted to do a solo show, creating works I’d only ever dreamed of producing. It’s been my chance to realize designs that would otherwise have remained in my sketchbooks. Camagu references...More »

  • poster for Richard Woods “Work Tables”

    Richard Woods “Work Tables”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-06-23 - 2016-08-19

    Friedman Benda presents Work Tables, a new exhibition by British artist Richard Woods. Woods is best known for his spirited woodblock-printed furniture and installations that play with proportions...More »

  • poster for Adam Silverman “Ground Control”

    Adam Silverman “Ground Control”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-05 - 2016-06-11

    Friedman Benda presents Adam Silverman’s first solo exhibition in New York. For Ground Control, Silverman presents an entirely new and substantial body of work, including a site-specific installation that...More »

  • poster for Andrea Branzi “Interiors”

    Andrea Branzi “Interiors”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-05 - 2016-06-11

    Friedman Benda presents designer and architect Andrea Branzi’s second solo exhibition in New York, entitled Interiors, in which he presents his new Plank series. Renowned internationally for co-founding...More »

  • poster for Marcel Wanders “Portraits”

    Marcel Wanders “Portraits”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-02-25 - 2016-04-09

    Friedman Benda will present “Portraits,” Dutch designer Marcel Wanders’ first-ever solo gallery exhibition. Marcel Wanders’ design practice has become synonymous with an outspoken optimism and uplifting...More »

  • poster for Misha Kahn “Return of Saturn: Coming of Age in the 21st Century”

    Misha Kahn “Return of Saturn: Coming of Age in the 21st Century”

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    • Media: Installation - Other
    • 2016-02-25 - 2016-04-09

    Astrology tells us that about every 27 years, Saturn returns to the same place in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person’s birth, and that this is a good time to review one’s life. Kahn,...More »

  • poster for “The Garden in the Machine: Organic Design 1930 to the Present” Exhibition

    “The Garden in the Machine: Organic Design 1930 to the Present” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2016-01-21 - 2016-02-13

    A design may be called organic when there is an harmonious organization of the parts within the whole, according to structure, material, and purpose. - Eliot Noyes Ordinarily, grain is oriented along...More »

  • poster for Paul Cocksedge “Freeze”

    Paul Cocksedge “Freeze”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2015-10-29 - 2015-12-23

    Friedman Benda presents its second major exhibition of works by Paul Cocksedge in the United States. For his new show, Cocksedge presents three series’ of objects representing a continuation of a recurring...More »

  • poster for Ettore Sottsass “1955-1969”

    Ettore Sottsass “1955-1969”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Furniture - Product
    • 2015-09-10 - 2015-10-17

    Friedman Benda opens its eighth season with Ettore Sottsass 1955-1969. The fourth in a series devoted to the expansive oeuvre of the groundbreaking Italian architect-designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007),...More »

  • poster for Wendell Castle “Gathering Momentum”

    Wendell Castle “Gathering Momentum”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-04-01 - 2015-05-30

    Friedman Benda presents Gathering Momentum, an exhibition of new works by Wendell Castle. This will be Castle’s second exhibition at the gallery and will feature three new series of works in wood and bronze....More »

  • poster for “Empire of the Senseless” Exhibition

    “Empire of the Senseless” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-26 - 2015-03-28

    Punk icon Kathy Acker begins with an “Elegy for the World of Our Fathers” in her pivotal 1988 novel Empire of the Senseless. And an elegy it is – a dark, grotesquely candid, screaming requiem to the romanticism...More »

  • poster for “Accrochage” Exhibition

    “Accrochage” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-15 - 2015-02-14
  • poster for “Apocryphal Times” Exhibition

    “Apocryphal Times” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2014-10-30 - 2014-12-13

    Apocryphal Times is an exhibition that presents the work of eleven international artists who grapple with the ultimate-elusive concept of time. Striving to grasp time’s essence, these artists were invited...More »

  • poster for Christopher Le Brun “More Pomp! More Wonder!”

    Christopher Le Brun “More Pomp! More Wonder!”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-11 - 2014-10-15

    Friedman Benda presents the 2014 fall exhibition season with More Pomp! More Wonder! from the celebrated British artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun. More Pomp! More...More »

  • poster for “Duality of Existence - Post Fukushima” Exhibition

    “Duality of Existence - Post Fukushima” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Sculpture - Other - Video installation
    • 2014-06-26 - 2014-08-09

    Friedman Benda presents Duality of Existence – Post Fukushima, a group show presenting the most current reactions to the new reality in Japan. Triggered by the imminent threat of atomic catastrophe in...More »

  • poster for Joris Laarman Lab “Bits and Crafts”

    Joris Laarman Lab “Bits and Crafts”

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    • Media: Furniture - Product
    • 2014-05-01 - 2014-06-14

    Friedman Benda presents Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts, a groundbreaking exhibition by Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Formed around the theme of digital fabrication and generative design tools, Laarman’s...More »

  • poster for “In One Stroke” Byung Hoon Choi

    “In One Stroke” Byung Hoon Choi

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-02-27 - 2014-03-29

    Byung Hoon Choi holds a singular position in the history of recent Korean Art. He embraces the arc of history while eroding traditional boundaries of sculpture, object, and space. Known for the precarious...More »

  • poster for Ena Swansea “Untitled Nightlife”

    Ena Swansea “Untitled Nightlife”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-21 - 2014-02-15

    Friedman Benda presents untitled nightlife, a first exhibition at the gallery for American painter Ena Swansea. Consisting of a new series of paintings of New York nightlife, the large-scale works derive...More »

  • poster for Bill Beckley “Facts (Fuck) I Love You”

    Bill Beckley “Facts (Fuck) I Love You”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-10-30 - 2013-12-21

    Bill Beckley has always been transfixed by the notion of the sublime. Since his early 1970s performances at the seminal art space “112 Greene”, where a rooster was installed over his bed, Beckley has defined...More »

  • poster for Paul Cocksedge “CAPTURE”

    Paul Cocksedge “CAPTURE”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Product
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-10-12

    Friedman Benda presents Paul Cocksedge: CAPTURE the British designer’s inaugural solo exhibition, September 12 – October 12, 2013. CAPTURE will introduce new works developed by Cocksedge over the last...More »

  • poster for “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music” Exhibition

    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Art Party - Performance Art
    • 2013-07-16 - 2013-08-17

    Friedman Benda presents And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, a group exhibition curated by Thorsten Albertz. From the outgoing and flamboyant...More »

  • poster for Campana Brothers “Concepts”

    Campana Brothers “Concepts”

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2013-06-05 - 2013-07-03

    Friedman Benda presents Campana Brothers: Concepts, the first solo gallery show in the United States by the renowned Brazilian designers. The exhibition will introduce several new bodies of work that...More »

  • poster for Koen van den Broek "Apex"

    Koen van den Broek "Apex"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-25 - 2013-05-24

    Friedman Benda presents Belgian artist Koen van den Broek’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, titled Apex. In this body of large-scale work van den Broek uses the history of his own paintings as...More »

  • poster for Titus Kaphar "The Vesper Project"

    Titus Kaphar "The Vesper Project"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-02-28 - 2013-04-06

    Friedman Benda presents Titus Kaphar’s 'The Vesper Project'. The exhibition is a massive sculptural statement—an encompassing installation, in which Kaphar’s own work is seamlessly woven into the walls...More »

  • poster for Wendell Castle "A New Environment"

    Wendell Castle "A New Environment"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-01-10 - 2013-02-09

    Friedman Benda presents Wendell Castle: A New Environment. Castle has produced a major work – an installation of stack-laminated pieces spanning two-stories. Inviting dreamers to imagine, Castle incorporates...More »

  • poster for Andrea Branzi "Trees & Stones"

    Andrea Branzi "Trees & Stones"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-09-11 - 2012-10-13

    “Today there no longer exists any distance between the natural world and the artificial world, because the latter has become a second nature….When I bring nature up against technology, I do not seek to...More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo "Kora-ju"

    Tadanori Yokoo "Kora-ju"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-04-26 - 2012-06-08

    Friedman Benda presents Tadanori Yokoo, the celebrated Japanese artist and graphic designer. Since first achieving fame with his transformative 1960s avant-garde posters, Yokoo has become a sweeping influence...More »

  • poster for Lebbeus Woods "Early Drawings"

    Lebbeus Woods "Early Drawings"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-02-24 - 2012-04-06

    [Image: Lebbeus Woods "4 Cities & Beyond, Region A (2), 30" (1983) Colored pencil on stock paper 11 x 7.5 in. signed, dated and inscribed on recto]More »

  • poster for Ettore Sottsass Exhibition

    Ettore Sottsass Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-11-04 - 2010-12-18

    Friedman Benda announces an exhibition of work by Ettore Sottsass. This series of architectural cabinets conceived by iconic 20th century architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) in the last years of his...More »

  • poster for Gottfried Helnwein "I Was a Child"

    Gottfried Helnwein "I Was a Child"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-09-16 - 2010-10-23

    Friedman Benda presents an exhibition of new paintings by Gottfried Helnwein. I Was a Child is the first full-scale exhibition of Helnwein’s work in New York and represents the next generation of some...More »

  • poster for "Other Than Beauty" Exhibition

    "Other Than Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-06-01 - 2010-07-30

    Other than Beauty will present work by post-war and emerging artists, whose ground-breaking practices have established new paradigms of art-making and new criteria for beauty. Tracing the emergence...More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo "The Aesthetics of End"

    Tadanori Yokoo "The Aesthetics of End"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-04-24 - 2010-05-19

    Friedman Benda Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of historic silkscreen posters by Japanese artist Tadanori Yokoo. The exhibition entitled, The Asthetics of End will run from April 24 through...More »

  • poster for Joris Laarman "Joris Laarman Lab"

    Joris Laarman "Joris Laarman Lab"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Product
    • 2010-03-05 - 2010-04-10

    On March 4th, a new body of work by Dutch designer Joris Laarman will be unveiled at Friedman Benda. Laarman's unique aesthetic merges cutting-edge technology and the life-sciences to create work of unexpected...More »

  • poster for "Of Cabbages and Kings" Exhibition

    "Of Cabbages and Kings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2010-01-09 - 2010-02-10
  • poster for Ettore Sottsass "Antichi"

    Ettore Sottsass "Antichi"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2009-11-05 - 2009-12-19

    Antichi is the third in a cycle of exhibitions devoted to the expansive oeuvre of the iconic architect-designer Ettore Sottsass [1917-2008]. Designed in 1989, Antichi comprises a series of 14 architectonic...More »

  • poster for Gottfried Helnwein Exhibition

    Gottfried Helnwein Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-17 - 2009-10-17

    Friedman Benda announces representation of the Austrian-born artist Gottfried Helnwein. The artist's first New York solo exhibition opens September 17th featuring painting and documentary film. A second...More »

  • poster for Summer Group Show

    Summer Group Show

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Furniture - Product
    • 2009-07-22 - 2009-08-22

    [Image: John Chamberlain "Hairlesschiffon" (2008) Aluminum, 90 x 55 x 59 in.]More »

  • poster for Ai Weiwei Exhibition

    Ai Weiwei Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Furniture
    • 2009-05-01 - 2009-06-27
  • poster for Nendo "Ghost Stories"

    Nendo "Ghost Stories"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Furniture
    • 2009-02-27 - 2009-04-11
  • poster for Ron Arad "Guarded Thoughts"

    Ron Arad "Guarded Thoughts"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-11-07 - 2008-12-20

    Friedman Benda presents the new work of Ron Arad. This new body of work, the artist's most ambitious to date, propels Arad into previously unexplored sculptural dimension. In a departure both in scale...More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo Exhibition

    Tadanori Yokoo Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2008-09-10 - 2008-10-18

    A towering influence on the evolution and iconography of Japanese contemporary art, Yokoo has straddled the boundaries of commercial and fine art since the 1960s. His brilliance lies in his ability to...More »

  • poster for Ettore Sottsass "Archetypes 1965 - 1995"

    Ettore Sottsass "Archetypes 1965 - 1995"

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    • Media: Furniture - Product
    • 2008-05-01 - 2008-06-21
  • poster for "In Their Own Words" exhibition

    "In Their Own Words" exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2008-02-23 - 2008-03-31

    Friedman Benda Gallery, in conjunction with Josh Baer and Demisch Danant, present "In Their Own Words," an exhibition of photography, sculpture, furniture and architecture created within the context of...More »

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