Zak Kyes


Zak Kyes is a Swiss-American graphic designer and art director. He founded Zak Group in 2005, and since 2006 has been the Art Director of the Architectural Association (AA), London, where, in 2008, he cofounded the publishing imprint Bedford Press. In 2010, he received the Inform Award for Conceptual Design from the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, initiating the traveling exhibition Zak Kyes Working With… (2011–13).

Through collaborations, curatorial projects and publications, Kyes has developed a unique practice that expands collaborative form from a pragmatic structure of working together to the joint development of content.

His design projects include the art direction of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (with Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima); Paco Rabanne (with Julien Dosenna); Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler (with Beatrix Ruf, Tom Eccles); Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (with Juan A. Gaitán); the Taipei Biennial at Taipei Museum of Fine Arts (with Anselm Franke) and the design of Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon, London (with Hans Ulrich Obrist).


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