Metahaven

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Metahaven is a studio for design and research, founded by Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. Metahaven's work—both commissioned and self-directed—reflects political and social issues in collaboratively produced graphic design objects.
Metahaven released Uncorporate Identity, a book on politics and visual identity, published by Lars Müller in 2010. Solo exhibitions include Affiche Frontière (CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008), Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/Casco, 2009), Islands in the Cloud (MoMA PS1, New York, 2013) and Black Transparency (Bureau Europa, Maastricht, 2013). Group exhibitions include Forms of Inquiry (AA London, 2007), Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010), the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 (Gwangju, Korea), Graphic Design: Now In Production (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2011), The New Public (Museion, Bolzano, 2013), and Power of the Powerless (Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2013).
In 2011, Metahaven was selected by Rolling Stone Italia as one of the world's 20 most promising design studios. Metahaven was a finalist for the Dutch Design Awards 2012. In 2013 the studio was awarded the bi-annual Cobra Art Prize. Icon magazine distinguished Metahaven with its Design Studio of the Year 2013 award.
 

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