Wednesday, February 2, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Eric Owen Moss
Considered an influential voice of his generation, Hernan Diaz Alonso, principal of Los Angeles-based Xefirotarch, is the new Graduate Programs Chair at SCI-Arc, where he has served for the past several years as Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Graduate Thesis Coordinator. Previously, he taught design studio at Columbia University GSAPP, and was the head studio professor in Excessive, a post-graduate program at the Universitat fur angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria. He was recently honored by Yale University with the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectural Design in the fall 2010.
Diaz Alonso has lectured at major institutions around the world. He has achieved wide recognition and received numerous awards for his designs exhibited both in architecture and art museums worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, Archilab and the London Biennale. His work has been published in magazines, periodicals and numerous books, including his first monograph Excessive. Thames and Hudson is scheduled to publish the next monograph in 2012.
In 2005, Diaz Alonso was the winner of PS1 MoMa's Young Architects Program (YAP) competition in New York. His work has since been included in the permanent collections of the FRAC Center, the San Francisco MoMa, the Art Institute of Chicago, the MAK Centre and the TB 21 in Vienna, and the New York MoMa.
His work has been the subject of solo shows at the San Francisco MoMa, the Art Institute of Chicago and the MAK Centre, Vienna. He is scheduled to produce a solo show at the Pompidou Center in Paris in 2012.