Andrés Jaque

Andrés Jaque Curator

Andrés Jaque is an architect, writer, and curator. He is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation, a New York/Madrid-based agency working at the intersection of research, critical environmental practices, and design. In 2016 he received the 10th Frederick Kiesler Prize celebrating trajectories in the intersection of art and architecture. He was also awarded the Silver Lion for Best Research Project at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as the Dionisio Hernández-Gil Prize. In 2018 he co-curated Manifesta 12 in Palermo, titled The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence, which addressed the ecological, technological, and political role of Palermo. He is the Chief Curator of the upcoming 13th Shanghai Biennale, titled Bodies of Water.

Jaque’s work is part of the collection of MoMA, New York, and of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many other major museums around the world, and has been exhibited in international biennales, including those in Venice, Seoul, São Paulo, Oslo, Gwangju, Santiago de Chile, and Lisbon. He has also developed projects for cultural organizations including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; MAK, Vienna; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; CA2M, Móstoles; Design Museum, London; MoMA PS1, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; CalArts, Los Angeles; and TBA21. 

Jaque is the Director of the Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University. He previously taught at Princeton University, and has been a Heinrich Tessenow Stipendiat and a Graham Foundation Grantee. His publications include: Superpowers of Scale (2020), Transmaterial Politics (2017), Transmaterial / Calculable (2017), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (2013), Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool (2013), and Everyday Politics (2011).

Image credits: Miguel de Guzmán