Andrés Jaque

Andrés Jaque is an architect, writer and curator. In 2016, he was awarded with the 10th Frederick Kiesler Prize, the most respected prize recognizing creators working in the intersection of art and architecture.[1] In 2014, he won the Silver Lion to the Best Project at the 14th Venice Biennale. His work explores the role architecture plays in the making of societies. In 2003, he founded the Office for Political Innovation,[2] a trandisciplinary agency working in the intersection of design, research and environmental activism.[3]

Priests House in Plasencia. 2004
'IKEA Disobedients'. Architectural archive, installation and performance on non familiar domestic urbanisms. MoMA Collection. 2012.
House in Never Never Land. Cala Vadella, San José (Ibiza).

Life and careerEdit

Jaque is the author of award-winning architectural projects, including the Reggio School (El Encinar de los Reyes, 2020), the Ocean Space for Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art (Venice, 2018), Casa Sacerdotal Diocesana de Plasencia; 2004. Teddy House (Vigo, 2003, 2005), Mousse City, (Stavanger, 2003); Peace Foam City (Ceuta, 2005); Skin Gardens (Barcelona 2006); the Museo Postal de Bogotá (Bogotá, 2007), Rolling House for the Rolling Society (Barcelona, 2009); the House in Never Never Land (Ibiza, 2009); the ESCARAVOX, (Madrid, 2012), Hänsel and Gretel's Arenas (Madrid, 2013), Shading Devices and Gathering Space for Masdar in Abu Dhabi; Weizmann Square in Holon, COSMO PS1 in New York, Rómola (Madrid, 2018) and RunRunRun (Madrid, 2019).

He has also developed a number of architectural experiments meant to interrogate architecture's political agency. The 12 Actions to Make Peter Eisenman Transparent, 2010,[4] a project devoted to make public the political implications of the construction of the singular building site Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela. A series of actions described by Bruno Latour as a «beautiful mixture of art, politics and building-site».[5]

His 2012 intervention in the Barcelona Pavilion, ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society’[6] made visible all the processes involved in the daily fabrication of the pavilion as an ordinary reality. Buckets, flags, chairs, old faded curtains, the salt that keeps the ponds pristine or the result of failed experiments carried out at the pavilion, were kept at the so far unnoticed basement. This work is part of the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, an it is at shown as part of its permanent exhibition.

His work 'IKEA Disobedients' (Madrid, New York 2012) was the first architectural performance to be included in the MoMA's collection.[7]

Andrés Jaque holds a PhD degree in architecture, has been Tessenow Stipendiat, Graham Foundation Grantee and he is currently the Director of the Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University GSAPP and previously he has been Visiting Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture and the Cooper Union.

He is the Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Art Biennale, titled ‘Bodies of Water’, and co-curator of Manifesta 12 in Palermo, ‘The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence’.

PublicationsEdit

Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation have made major contributions to conceptualize the implications of political ecology and post-foundational politics for contemporary architectural and urban practices. They are the authors of:

  • ‘Andrés Jaque. Everyday Politics’. EA! Ediciones. 2011.[8]
  • 'PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society'. Fundació Mies van der Rohe 2013.[9]
  • ‘Dulces Arenas Cotidianas’. Lugadero. 2013.[10]
  • 'Calculable-Transmaterial'. ARQ. 2017.[11]
  • 'Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into A Swimming Pool'. RedCat CalArts. 2014 [12]
  • 'Mies y la gata Niebla. Ensayos sobre arquitectura y cosmopolítica'. Puente Editores. 2018 [13]
  • ’More-Than-Human’ With M. Otero and L. Pietroiusti. Idea Books. 2020 [14]
  • ’Superpowers of Scale’. Columbia Press. 2020 [15]

Jaque has made regular contributions to both specialized and general media. With significant publications in leading architectural magazines such as El Croquis,[16][17] Domus,[18] Perspecta Yale, Thresholds Journal MIT, Log, Volume and Beyond;[19] and regular works for broader audiences, including Babelia, the cultural supplement of El País,[20][21][22] and La SER radio station where Jaque holds a regular participation on architectural and urban concerns. From 2013 to 2016 he published the periodic column "Cuarto de estar en la galaxia" in El País Senanal.


FilmsEdit

  • ’Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the politics of direct-to-home TV-urbanism’ Silver Lion to the Best Project, 2014 Venice Biennale. Milano. 2014 [23]
  • ’Intimate Strangers. The archiurbanisms of hook-up locative media’. London. 2016 [24]
  • ’Pornified Homes’. Oslo. 2018 [25]
  • ’The Transscalar Architecture of Covid 19’ Andrés Jaque and Iván L. Munuera. 2020 [26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Andrés Jaque Awarded with the 10th Frederich Kiesler Prize"". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  2. ^ "Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation". Official website. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ "Architecture as Rendered Socitety. Andrés Jaque in conversation with Ignacio González Galán" (Volume #33 Interiors. Rotterdam 2012)
  4. ^ "12 acciones para transparentar la Cidade da Cultura de Galicia de Peter Eisenman”. Pp.26-29 Pasajes de arquitectura y crítica. n.66 Madrid. Marzo
  5. ^ 12 acciones para trasparentar la ciudad de la cultura de Peter Eisenman” Pp.124-137 UR Arquitectura. Buenos Aires, 2007
  6. ^ Barahona, Ethel. "The Value of the Infraordinary" (Domus. Milano 2013)
  7. ^ IKEA Disobedients. At the MoMA Collection
  8. ^ ‘Andrés Jaque. Everyday Politics’. EA! Ediciones. 2011[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ 'PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society'. Fundació Mies van der Rohe 2013
  10. ^ ‘Dulces Arenas Cotidianas’. Lugadero. 2013 Archived January 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ 'Calculable-Transmaterial'. ARQ. 2017 Archived September 6, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ 'Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool'. RedCat CalArts. 2014 Archived September 6, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ 'Mies y la gata Niebla. Ensayos sobre arquitectura y cosmopolítica'. Puente Editores. 2028
  14. ^ [https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-than-Human-Andrés-Jaque/dp/9083015297 ’More-Than-Human’ With M. Otero and L. Pietroiusti. Idea Books. 2020
  15. ^ ‘Superpowers of Scale’. Columbia Press
  16. ^ ""Collective Experiments. Video-visits and Tele-conversations in the Times of the Technical Codes" (El Croquis. El Escorial 2011)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  17. ^ ""Collective Experiments. Interiors, Views and Mutiverses" (El Croquis. El Escorial 2012)". Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  18. ^ “15M. Yes we Camp. Urbanism as Controversy” (Domus. Milano 2011)
  19. ^ “Janet Rodriguez’s Parliament” (Beyond. Values and Symptoms. N.2. Rotterdam 2009) Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ “Ecoaldeas frente a la ciudad eléctrica” (Babelia. El País. 06.08.2011)
  21. ^ “El arquitecto no es un creador solitario” (Babelia. El País. 25.04.2009)
  22. ^ “¿Ciudad contemporánea? Consulte su locutorio” (Babelia. El País. 13.09.2008)
  23. ^ ‘Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the politics of direct-to-home TV-urbanism’ (Silver Lion to the Best Project, 2014 Venice Biennale) Milano. 2014
  24. ^ ’Intimate Strangers. The archiurbanisms of hook-up locative media’. London (trailer)
  25. ^ ‘Pornified Homes’. Oslo. 2018
  26. ^ ‘The Transscalar Architecture of Covid 19’ Andrés Jaque and Iván L. Munuera. 2020

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