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Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny

Founded in 2007 in Rotterdam, LIBERTÍNY Studio explores the relationship between nature and technology. The results are conceptual and physical strategies in design and construction of objects. Born in Slovakia, son of architect Róbert Gabzdil and historian Soňa Libertíny, he studied at the Technical University Košice in Slovakia focusing on engineering and design. He was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle, where he explored painting and sculpture. He continued his study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in painting and conceptual design. After receiving the prestigious Huygens Scholarship, he enrolled in the Masters program at the Design Academy Eindhoven where he received his MFA in 2006. 


Just in 2015, Libertiny has shown at The Venice Biennale (Italy), Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (Spain), Beeldentuin Ravesteyn (Netherlands), Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), Wallpaper Handmade (Italy), MUDAC Lausanne (Switzerland), and Artipelag (Sweden).


Twelve Paintings (December/February 2018), Rotterdam / Solo exhibition
Melancholia (September/December 2017), Rotterdam / Solo exhibition
National Design Prize (September/November 2017), Bratislava, Slovakia
Earth Matters (June/September 2017), Textiel Museum, Tilburg
Work Exhibition (Pracovná výstava) (June/July 2017), Nová Synagóga, Žilina, Slovakia
Chronosophia (May/September 2017), Spazio Nobile, Brussels / Solo exhibition
Rotterdam Contemporary (February 2017), Rotterdam / Solo presentation

Slowtime (September/December 2016), Rotterdam / Solo exhibition
Progressland (May/September 2016), Chamber, NYC
Glassfever 2016 (May/November 2016), Dordyart, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Glasstress 2015 Gotika (May/November 2015), Palazzo Franchetti, The Venice Biennale, Italy
FAD - Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (June/October 2015), Barcelona, Spain
Beeldentuin Ravesteyn (May 2015), Netherlands
Making a difference / A difference in making (April/June 2015), Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Wallpaper Handmade (April 2015), Milano, Italy
Living Glass II (March/November 2015), MUDAC Lausanne, Switzerland
Earth Matters (February/May 2015), Artipelag, Sweden

Lausanne Jardins (June/October 2014), Lausanne, Switzerland

MAK Design Laboratory (May/open 2014), Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Hit the future - Design beyond borders (February/March 2014), Munich, Germany

Rotterdam Centraal (November/December 2013), Vivid Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (July/October 2013), De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, UK
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (April/June 2013), Nottingham Contemporary, UK
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (February/April 2013), the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
Glasstress 2013 (June/November 2013), The Venice Biennale, Italy
En Vie, Espace Fondation EDF (April/August 2013), Paris, France
Museo Bagatti Valsecchi w/Rossana Orlandi (8th-14th of April, 2013), Milano, Italy
Applied Design (March 2013 / January 2014), MoMA, New York, USA

Nourritures Premieres / Maison&Objet (January 2013), Paris, France


The Exhibition Road Show / public art installation (July/August 2012), The Exhibition Road, London, UK
The Etende Mens (July 2012/January 2013), Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Glasstress Beirut (July/September 2012), Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon
Glasstress New York (February/June 2012), Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA

New Energy In Design and Art (October/February 2011/2012), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, The Netherlands
Now/The Experience of Time (September/November 2011), MARTa Herford, Germany
Mistakes (September/October 2011), Vivid Gallery, The Netherlands
Glasstress Riga 2011 (August/December 2011), Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia
Glasstress 2011 (June/November 2011), The Venice Biennale, Italy
Post Fossil (January/April 2011), Holon Design Museum, Israel

Action!Design Over Time (February 2010/ January 2011), MoMA, USA
Post Fossil (April/June 2010), 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Design by Performance (March/May 2010), Z33 art center, Belgium
Le Fabuleux Destin Du Quotidien (February/May 2010), MAC’s Grand Hornu, Belgium

Moss Gallery, Design Miami, Miami, USA, 2009
Slash : Paper under the Knife, Museum of Arts and Design (October 2009), NYC, USA
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (September 2009), Cheongju, Korea
Telling Tales, Victoria & Albert Museum (June 2009), London, UK
Designer of the Future Award (June 2009), Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland
Craft Punk (April 2009), Spazio FENDI, Milano, Italy
Over Design Over (March/April 2009), Rocca Paolina Perugia, Italy
Archeology of the Future (January/March 2009), The Institut Néderlandais, Paris, France

Tomas Libertiny (February 2008), VIVID, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Object Rotterdam (February 2008), Las Palmas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Casa Rotterdam (November 2008), Torino, Italy
Graduation Gallery, Villa del Grumello (October 2008), Como, Italy
Dutch Design Port (October 2008), Antwerpen, Belgium
Design Miami/Basel (June 2008), Basel, Switzerland
Moss (May 2008), NYC, USA
Spazio Rossana Orlandi (April 2008) Milan, Italy
Design And The Elastic Mind (February 2008) MoMA, USA
Small Show Huge Talent (January 2008), London, UK
Family of Form (January 2008), Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Design Miami (December 2007), Miami, USA
This side up (September 2007), Valencia, Spain
Smart Deco 2 (April 2007), Droog Design, Milan, Italy


Lichting 2006, Kunstpaviljoen, Nieuw Roden, The Netherlands
Graduation Galleries 2006, The Design Academy Eindhoven

“Master Pieces 2006” (July-August 2006) DROOG gallery, The Netherlands

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