© Tom Harris The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the appointment of curator and educator Sepake Angiama and architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares to the curatorial team for the event’s 2019 edition. The new appointees will combine with Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu to lead the curation of the 2019 event, bringing expertise in research architecture and discursive practices.
I am thrilled that Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares are joining me to steward the curatorial direction of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Sepake and Paulo are noted for their contributions to their respective fields. They will broaden the range of ideas and practices at the biennial and will be instrumental as we develop platforms for learning and engagement. I am excited to begin our work together.
-Yesomi Umolu, Artistic Director, 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Angiama is based in Europe, where her work explores how social spaces can be disrupted and provoked by learning,
Tavares is a professor at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbinismo at the University of Brasilia, where his research focuses on the intersection between space, conflict, rights, and visual cultures. He has previously taught at the Universidad Catolica del Ecuador and Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also collaborated with Turner Prize candidates Forensic Architecture and has been featured in the Harvard Design Magazine, Oslo Architecture Triennale, and Istanbul Design Biennial. In 2017, he created the agency Autonoma, dedicated to urban research and intervention.
The diverse talents and perspectives our curatorial team brings to the Biennial assure that the 2019 exposition will again meet our dual objectives – to host an important dialogue about architecture in the American city heralded for its architecture and to provide Chicagoans and visitors to our city the opportunity to experience new ways of understanding the built environment. The choice of these artistic leaders promises a compelling and internationally relevant Biennial.
-Jack Guthman, Chairman, Chicago Architecture Biennial
The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial will run from September 19, 2019, to January 5, 2020. The event will again coincide with EXPO CHICAGO, and the main site for the Biennial will again be located at the Chicago Cultural Center. News via: Chicago Architecture Biennial