Royal Academy America 2017 Gala

Honouring Marina Abramović Hon RA, Thomas Heatherwick RA and Aryeh B Bourkoff

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Tuesday 26 September 2017
6.30 — 10.30pm

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IAC building by Frank Gehry Hon RA

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Join us this September as we celebrate the creative forces and voices of leadership behind the RA at the Royal Academy America 2017 gala celebration in New York City.

Marina Abramović Hon RA
This legendary artist has earned worldwide acclaim for her performance art. Often enduring repeated injuries or remaining motionless for hours at a time, she transcends the limits of her body. Through her extreme displays, she has sought to reclaim the genre of performance art from its marginal position in the art world by showing that it can be a vehicle for highly emotive and political messages.

Thomas Heatherwick RA
The iconic British designer and Founder of Heatherwick Studio is internationally recognised for his work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. His projects include the UK pavilion at Expo, Shanghai (2010), the new bus for London (2010), the Olympic cauldron (2010) and Vessel, the new public landmark commissioned as the centrepiece for the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan, due for completion in 2018.

Aryeh B Bourkoff
Bourkoff is the founder and CEO of LionTree LLC, an independent investment and merchant bank focused on the technology, media, telecommunications and consumer related industries. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Head of Americas Investment Banking at UBS. He is a chair of the entertainment, media and communications division of the UJA-Federation of New York and a member of its digital media executive committee; a member of the New York Philanthropic Advisory Board at UNICEF; a trustee of Royal Academy America; a director of the American Division of Hebrew University; and a trustee of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.

For enquiries, please contact April Moorhouse, Events & Patron Membership Manager, at or +1 (212) 980-8404.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

6.30 — 10.30pm

IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street, New York City

For enquiries, contact April Moorhouse, Events and Patron Membership Manager, at or +1 (212) 980-8404.

Book now