To watch a video of his lecture, "The Forms of Plenty," click HERE.
Diaz Alonso is a principal and founder of Los Angeles-based Xefirotarch. Prior to assuming the Graduate Programs Chair position at SCI-Arc, he served for the past several years as Distinguished Professor of Architecture and the Graduate Thesis Coordinator at the school. He was a design studio professor at Columbia University GSAPP, and is the head studio professor in the Excessive post-graduate program at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. He was recently honored by Yale University with the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectural Design for fall 2010.
Diaz Alonso has also lectured widely at major institutions around the world. His architecture designs have received numerous awards and have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, Archilab, and London Biennale. His work has been widely published in the key magazines and periodicals worldwide, as well as in multiple books, including the monograph “Excessive.” His next monograph is scheduled to be published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson. His work has also been the subject of solo shows at the San Francisco MoMa in 2006, the Art Institute in Chicago; MAK centre in Vienna in 2007 and is scheduled for a show at the Pompidou Centre in 2013. In 2005, was winner of the PS1 MoMa, New York, Young architect Program’s Pavilion. Hernan Diaz Alonso’s work is part of the permanent collections of the FRAC Centre, the San Francisco MoMa, Art Institute of Chicago, MAK centre in Vienna, TB 21 in Vienna and the New York MoMa.