Current Exhibitions

July 11 - October 26, 2013

Colombia Transformed / Architecture = Politics

Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics traces 11 recently built socially-conscious projects by six leading voices in contemporary Colombian architecture: Daniel Bonilla and Giancarlo Mazzanti from Bogotá, and Felipe Mesa, Juan Manuel Pelaez, , Felipe Uribe and Orlando Garcia from Medellín. These visionary works reflect significant social shifts that are taking place in Latin America today. They demonstrate ideas of social inclusion, as well as innovative architectural forms and spaces, which have been steadily transforming Colombian cities and the nation.

The projects are explored through photographs, slides, drawings, models, and film footage to celebrate how these buildings are appropriated by the public.

About the curators:

Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of the New York City-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, curates architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union, he is the author of books: Felix Novikov, Green House, Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, and Harry Seidler (Rizzoli, 2014). His Harry Seidler exhibition is now traveling in North America and will be going to Australia and Europe in 2014-15.

Fernando Villa, AIA, is an Associate Principal with New York City-based Magnusson Architecture & Planning. Trained at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia, he is a member of the Architecture for Education committee at the AIANY, lectures internationally on sustainable design, and is the international representative of the Colombian Society of Architects in NYC. He was a juror at the XXIII Colombian Biennial of Architecture last year.

Exhibition Graphic Designer: Maria Villa, Emphasize LLC

Exhibition Design: Orlando Garcia & Adriana Salazar, G-Ateliers Architecture

Photography: Sergio Gomez, Iwan Baan, Jorge Gamboa, Rodrigo Davila, Vasquez & Villegas.


Exhibition Opening
Thursday, July 11 , 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medellin's Renaissance
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion - A lecture by Giancarlo Mazzanti
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Special thanks to the sponsors of Colombia Transformed/Architecture=Politics:

Voorsanger Architects

Magnusson Architecture & Planning PC

Colombia Transformed / Architecture = Politics is made possible in part through the generous support of the 2013 Inaugural Theme "Global City / Global Practice":


Affiliated Engineers
Ennead Architects
Hopkins Foodservice Specialists, Inc.
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Levien & Company
Mancini Duffy | TSC
New York University
Perkins Eastman
Porcelanosa Group
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Robert Silman Associates
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Vanguard Construction & Development Co. 

FXFOWLE Architects
JFK&M Consulting Group
New York Building Congress
Syska Hennessy Group
TEN Arquitectos
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Vantage Technology Consulting
Weidlinger Associates

List as of June 12, 2013

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