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Yona Friedman

1923

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Artist

Yona Friedman is a Hungarian-born French architect. Friedman’s work, developed to facilitate improvisation, influenced avant-garde groups such as the Metabolists and Archigram. His projects include the College Bergson in Angers, France; the Museum for Simple Technology in Madras, India, for which he received the Scroll of Honour for Habitat from the UN; among other international honours. He has participated in the Venice Biennale three times –2003, 2005, 2009. He has been the subject of international exhibitions, the latest of which took place in 2015 at the Power Station Museum of Art in Shanghai. Most recently he was voted by Blueprint Magazine readers the winner of the 2015 Blueprint Magazine Award for Critical Thinking.

Last update 17th May, 2017