Dean and Professor of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Andrés Jaque is an architect, researcher and curator. His work explores architecture as the entanglement of bodies, technologies and environments. He is the Dean and Professor of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He has been awarded with the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts, the Silver Lion to the Best Project of the 2014 Venice Biennale and the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize. He is the Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Bodies of Water, and the co-curator of Manifesta 13th in Palermo, The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Co-Existence, an inquire into the ecologic, technological and political roles Palermo plays in the boundary of the global North and South.
His books include: Superpowers of Scale (Columbia Press, 2020), More-Than-Human (with Marina Otero and Lucia Piestroiusti; Idea Books, 2020), Mies y la gata Niebla. Ensayos sobre arquitectura y cosmopolítica (Puente Editores, 2019), Transmaterial Politics (MCD, 2017), Transmaterial / Calculable (ARQ, 2017), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (ACTAR, 2013) and Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool (CalArts, 2013).
Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice based in New York and Madrid. The office has a broad portfolio of awarded projects, that includes the Reggio School in Madrid, the Babyn Yar Museum of Memory and Oblivion in Kiev, the Thyssen Bornemisza Ocean Space in Venezia, Colegio Reggio in El Encinar de los Reyes, the Clergy House at the historic center of Plasencia, COSMO MoMA PS1 in New York, Escaravox at Matadero Madrid, Transvector at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, Rambla Climate-House in Molina de Segura, House in Never Never Land in Ibiza, Ròmola in Madrid, Hybrid Infrastucture: RUN RUN RUN, TUPPER HOMES, Rolling House for the Rolling Society, among others. All these projects are part of a critical practice rethinking architectural formats as performance projects that include: Being Silica (Performa NY, 2021), IKEA Disobedients (MoMA, 2012), Superpowers of Ten (Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2013; Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015; Jumex Museum, Ciudad de México, 2016; ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016), 12 Actions to Make Peter Eisenman Transparent (Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, 2004), 1L Oil Banquet (Madrid, 2007); and research-based installation projects including: Spirits Roaming the Earth (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2018), Pornified Homes (Oslo Architecture Triennial, 2016), Intimate Strangers (London Design Museum, 2016), Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-To-Home TV Urbanism (14 Venice Biennale, 2014), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (Arts Institute of Chicago, 2012), Fray Foam Home. When Decoration Becomes Political (12 Venice Biennale, 2010), among others.