Ghiora Aharoni founded his multi-disciplinary studio for art and design in New York City in 2004.
A graduate of Yale University, his artwork and art installations have been exhibited in New York, Europe and India, and his work is in the permanent collection of The Pompidou Center in Paris, as well as private collections in the U.S., Europe, Canada and India. His solo exhibition, The Road to Sanchi, is on view at The Rubin Museum from November 17, 2017 through October 15, 2018. His work was also selected for the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale.
Since establishing his studio, Aharoni has designed many architectural projects in New York—ranging from the DeKooning residence and a duplex penthouse in a landmark building in the West Village to a storefront studio/performance space in Williamsburg and the offices of an art law firm on 57th Street. His designs and commissioned pieces are also in numerous private collections, and his Jobim 276 coffee table was introduced at the Collective Design Fair in New York in 2015.
Aharoni’s solo museum exhibition, Missives, opened the fall 2013 season at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly The Victoria & Albert Museum) in Mumbai, India. In 2016 in conjunction with the Biennale, two sculpture installations were exhibited in “Divided Waters,” a group exhibition of international contemporary art at the Palazzo Fontana in Venice, Italy, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice. In the spring of 2016, Aharoni was commissioned to create a public art installation—a series of stainless steel sculptures of Hebrabic/Arabrew© (a combination of Hebrew and Arabic that he conceived in 1999 while at Yale)—at the New York Live Arts Performance Center in Chelsea. In May of 2012, he was commissioned to create a large-scale art installation at the 14thStreet Y in Manhattan of Hebrabic/Arabrew© entitled, The Divine Domesticated. Four panels from the installation were permanently installed that fall in the theater lobby of the Y.
Articles about Aharoni’s work have been published internationally in books, newspapers, journals and magazines including The New York Times Magazine, Elle Decor U.K., L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Architectural Digest Spain, Art India, IDEAT, Elle Decor Italia and New York Magazine. His essay proposing the displacement of Jerusalem's monuments was included in the book "The Next Jerusalem."
Prior to opening his own studio, Aharoni worked at several distinguished architectural firms including Polshek Partnership [now known as Ennead Architects] and Studio Daniel Libeskind. While at Polshek Partnership, he worked on the design for Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall; the space planning and design of The American Museum of Natural History’s subterranean entrance and public spaces; as well as the space planning of The New York Botanical Garden’s Museum Building.
His design work for Studio Daniel Libeskind included the competition submission for The Ground Zero World Trade Center Design Study, and the façade design for Hyundai Development Company, Seoul, Korea. In addition, Aharoni was on the winning design competition team with Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki for the building and urban planning of Milan, Italy's Fiera Convention Center.
Aharoni holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and is a summa cum laude graduate of The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College.