ArtYard will host Álvaro Catalán de Ocón on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 AM to discuss Plasticity, a solo exhibition of the artist’s rugs made from yarn spun from plastic river pollution and lamps made from PET plastic bottles.
Catalán de Ocón is an award-winning designer at the helm of the Madrid-based production and distribution firm ACdO/, from where he launches his most radical projects. Multiculturalism, craftsmanship, and sustainability are at the core of his designs, creating a work ethic that produces attractive and functional objects, while sparking debate on environmental issues, among other themes.
After completing his business management studies at Madrid Complutense University, Catalán de Ocón began his training in product design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and later graduated with honors from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In 2004 he started up his own studio in Barcelona and In 2009 he moved his studio to Madrid where he also teaches and is a member of DIMAD Executive Board. PET Lamp and the studio Alvaro Catalán de Ocón have received numerous prizes, recently winning the Spanish National Design Award in 2023.
Plasticity opens on Saturday, Feb. 17, the evening before the talk. It remains on view through May 26.