Lauren Bon

Lauren Bon, granddaughter of Walter Annenberg and daughter of Wallis Annenberg, serves as a Director of the Annenberg Foundation. She is a graduate of Princeton University and MIT and holds degrees in architecture and the history and theory of art. She lived in London for more than a decade and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is raising a son and a daughter.

Lauren's work as a Board of Director is most notable for her project-based philanthropy and her studio for practice, Metabolic Studio.

 

EDUCATION

1989  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON, MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE

1985  ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON

1984  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, BACHELOR OF ARTS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007  BEES AND MEAT, ACE GALLERY LOS ANGELES

2003  PROJECT ROOM: HAND HELD OBJECTS, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, SANTA MONICA

2001  INVISIBLE AND FREE: CONJURING WORLDS IN THE MIND’S EYE, MILLER BLOCK GALLERY, BOSTON

2001  INVISIBLE AND FREE: CONJURING WORLDS IN THE MIND’S EYE, ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, LOS ANGELES

1999  RELEASING FEAR PROJECT, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, BELFAST
        DIAGRAMS OF CHORA, MILLER BLOCK GALLERY, BOSTON

1998  SCULPTURE, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1997  FROM A DISTANCE, FREUD MUSEUM, LONDON

1996  BUILT ON SILENCE, DANIELLE ARNAUD CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON

1996  THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE, MAIDESTONE LIBRARY GALLERY, KENT

1995  STUDIES FROM MY PREGNANCY, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1994  BECKETT PIECES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD

1993  TOTEMS, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1991  ARTIST IN RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, FOREST SCHOOL, BERKSHIRE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007QUEEN BEES: ECO-ACTIONS AND COLLECTIVE ORGANIZING, IRENE CARLSON GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE, LA VERNE

2007  INCOGNITO, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART, SANTA MONICA

2007  100 GOOD IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD, HAYWARD GALLERY, LONDON

2005  THING: NEW SCULPTURES FROM LOS ANGELES, UCLA HAMMER ART MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES

2003  L.A. “UNPLUGGED”, L.A. INTERNATIONAL, CHINATOWN

2000  BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1997  GALLERY ARTISTS’ DRAWINGS, DANIELLE ARNAUD CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON

1997  SCULPTURE AND THE NOMADIC AESTHETIC IN CONTEMPORARY ART, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1996  THE GLASS BORDER, DANIELLE ARNAUD CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON

1995  NEW SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PAINTINGS, HEREFORD SALON, LONDON

1994  THE LANGUAGE OF MAKING, THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON

1987  PRO-PEACE EXHIBITION, L.A. LOUVER, LOS ANGELES

COMMISSIONS

1998  A PIECE OF A MONOLOGUE, AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE

1997  HAZE SOLE CERTITUDE, THE OLD MUSEUM, BELFAST

1992  TOTEM, FOREST SCHOOL, BERKSHIRE

1989  WINNING ENTRY FOR BERKLEY FREEDOM OF SPEECH PUBLIC MONUMENT

1988  PASSAGES, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON

URBAN AND PUBLIC PROJECTS

2007  FARMLAB, LOS ANGELES

2007  GARDEN OF BROKENNESS, LOS ANGELES

2007  SOUTH CENTRAL TREE MEMORIAL, LOS ANGELES

2005  NOT A CORNFIELD, LOS ANGELES

1999  RELEASING FEAR, BELFAST

1993  THAT MIGHTY SCULPTOR TIME, HONG KONG AND LOS ANGELES

1993  LANDMARK SITE, IN COLLABORATION WITH TAO HO ARCHITECTS, HONG KONG

1992  ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIVE BRIDGE, EDINBURGH

1991  ANATOMY, BELGRADE

1991  SIGNING, BELGRADE

1991  URBAN EXCAVATIONS, BELGRADE

1989  OFFERING, BOSTON

SYMPOSIA

2007  CEASEFIRE! BRIDGING THE POLITICAL DIVIDE: PROBLEM SOLVERS; PANELISTS: LAUREN BON, SHERRY LANSING, KEVIN WALL; MODERATOR: JUDY WOODRUFF, JUNE 19, 2007

1997  FIRST HEREFORD SALON SYMPOSIUM, ILLUSION OF FREEDOM; SPEAKERS: RANKO BON, GORAN DJORDJEVIC, JUDITH SCHONEVELD AND GUISEPPE MASTRUZZO; PARTICIPANTS: SELCUK AVCI, LUTZ BECKER, LAUREN AND MARKO BON, SUE MALVERN, GEORGE PERENDIA, GEOFFREY POWIS, GILES PRINCE, SIMON RAE-SCOTT, PAUL RHYS, AND HELEN WILKS, JUNE 27-28, 1997.

Photo Courtesy of Jim McHugh Photography

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