Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv, 1951. He was educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and the Architectural Association in London. In 1981 he co-founded the design and production studio, One Off, with Caroline Thorman. This evolved into Ron Arad Associates and Ron Arad Architects.
Arad’s constant experimentation with materials and his radical re-conception of form and structure have placed him at the forefront of contemporary art and design. Recent projects include Design Museum Holon in Israel, Mediacite in Belgium, Singapore Freeport and Vortex in Seoul.
Summer 2011 saw the launch of Curtain Call, Arad’s latest sculptural installation made of silicon rods creating a canvas for film, live performance and a fusion between art and audiences. 2012 saw the Curtain Call entitled 720 Degrees, being the major art event of the year at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In 2011, he was awarded the 2011 London Design Medal for longstanding contribution to design and the city.