Application Deadline: September 15, 2015
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Eligible individuals interested in applying for a grant must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2015 at 5PM CDT.
For more information about Graham Foundation grants and to start your Inquiry Form, please see our grant guidelines.
In 2015, the Graham Foundation awarded over $495,000 to 63 projects by individuals. Browse these and other recently funded projects here.
Image: Ying Xiao and Shengchen Yang, “Occupy Skyscraper”, 2012, New York. Courtesy of the artists. From the 2015 Individual Grant to Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter for the publication “Architecture is All Over” (Actar Publishers, 2015).
The Graham Foundation will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Regular gallery and bookshop hours (11am-6pm) will resume on Wednesday, July 7.
Our current exhibition, Lina Bo Bardi: Together, is on view through Saturday, July 25, 2015.
The Graham Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to work directly with the Managing Director of Public Programs to coordinate and produce several original and traveling exhibitions per year in addition to a weekly schedule of public and private events. Additionally, he/she provides critical administrative support to ensure successful daily operations and long term institutional growth.
Start date: July 2015
Work schedule: Full time (Tuesday through Saturday)
Compensation: Salaried with benefits.
To learn more about the position and application process, click here.
An exhaustive photographic survey of modernist architect Le Corbusier’s completed architectural works and a multimedia, online oral history chronicling the efforts to build housing for homeless individuals living with HIV and AIDS in New York City are among the newest projects to receive individual grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the foundation announced last night at the historic Madlener House in Chicago.
In its first major grant announcement of 2015, the Graham Foundation will award over $490,000 to support 63 outstanding projects by individuals that engage original ideas in architecture. Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, multimedia archives, documentary films, podcasts, symposia, participatory workshops, and live performances. These diverse projects advance new scholarship in the field of architecture, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.
The new grantees comprise a diverse group of architects, artists, designers, filmmakers, scholars, educators, curators, and writers around the world in cities such as Istanbul, Montreal, Tokyo, and Chicago, where the Graham Foundation is based. Last night, the Graham Foundation hosted a public reception and presentations by four of the newly named grantees–Tiffany Lambert (New York, NY), Noritaka Minami (Cambridge, MA), Lluís Ortega (Chicago, IL), and Candacy Taylor (Los Angeles, CA)–who discussed their supported work in progress.
The full list of the 2015 grants to individuals follow below. To learn more about the new grants, click here.
2015 GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS
EXHIBITION [6 awards]
Zoe Beloff (New York, NY)
Gabriela Burkhalter (Basel, Switzerland)
Allied Works Architecture: Brad Cloepfil (New York, NY/Portland, OR)
Kari Cwynar (Toronto, Canada) & Kendra Sullivan (Brooklyn, NY)
Jamila Moore Pewu (Hanover, MA)
Michael Rakowitz (Chicago, IL)
FILM/VIDEO/NEW MEDIA [7 awards]
Gavin Browning, Glen Cummings & Laura Hanna (New York, NY)
Etienne Desrosiers (Montreal, Canada)
Granny Cart Productions: Elettra Fiumi & Lea Khayata (New York, NY)
Chad Freidrichs (Columbia, MO)
New-Territories/[eIf/b^t/c]: Camille Lacadée & François Roche (Bangkok, Thailand)
Léopold Lambert (Paris, France)
Candacy Taylor (Los Angeles, CA)
PUBLIC PROGRAM [3 awards]
Elizabeth Lennard (Sausalito, CA)
Marije van Lidth de Jeude & Oliver Schütte (Curridabat, Costa Rica)
Noam Toran (London, England)
PUBLICATION [33 awards]
Ethel Baraona Pohl (Barcelona, Spain), Marina Otero Verzier (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) & Malkit Shoshan (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Alessandro Bava (London, England)
Silvia Benedito (Cambridge, MA) & Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Emilia Bergmark (Malmö, Sweden), Corinne Gisel (Zürich, Switzerland) & Nina Paim (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
David Chambers & Kevin Haley (London, England)
Esther Choi (Brooklyn, NY) & Marrikka Trotter (Cambridge, MA)
Thomas Daniell (Fukuoka, Japan)
Charles L. Davis II (Charlotte, NC)
Alexander Eisenschmidt (Chicago, IL)
Institut für Raumexperimente: Olafur Eliasson (Berlin, Germany), Eric Ellingsen (Ithaca, NY) & Christina Werner (Berlin, Germany)
Didier Faustino (Paris, France)
Todd Gannon (Orange, CA) & Craig Hodgetts (Culver City, CA)
Kersten Geers, Joris Kritis (Brussels, Belgium), Jelena Pancevac (Paris, France) & Andrea Zanderigo (Milan, Italy)
Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo & Mark Pasnik (Boston, MA)
Georgina Huljich & Marcelo Spina (Los Angeles, CA)
Daniel Ibañez (Cambridge, MA), Clare Lyster (Chicago, IL), Charles Waldheim (Cambridge, MA) & Mason White (Toronto, Canada)
Catherine Ingraham (Brooklyn, NY)
Doug Jackson (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Daniel López-Pérez (San Diego, CA)
Sébastien Marot (Paris, France)
Noritaka Minami (Cambridge, MA) & Ken Yoshida (Merced, CA)
Joan Ockman (Elkins Park, PA)
Kathryn E. O’Rourke (San Antonio, TX)
Lluís Ortega (Chicago, IL)
Miriam Paeslack (Buffalo, NY)
Richard Pare (Richmond, England)
Stephen Phillips (Los Angeles, CA)
Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto (New York, NY)
Charles Rice (Sydney, Australia)
Sara Stevens (Houston, TX)
Despina Stratigakos (Buffalo, NY)
Alice Twemlow (Brooklyn, NY)
Rebecca Zorach (Chicago, IL)
RESEARCH [14 awards]
Shumi Bose (London, England)
Marshall Brown (Chicago, IL)
Fabrizio Gallanti (Montreal, Canada)
David J. Getsy (Chicago, IL)
Rob Holmes (Gainesville, FL) & Brett Milligan (Davis, CA)
Sabine Horlitz (Berlin, Germany)
Andres Kurg (Tallinn, Estonia)
Tiffany Lambert (Brooklyn, NY)
Gregorio Carboni Maestri (Milan, Italy)
Mary McLeod (New York, NY)
Ara H. Merjian (New York, NY)
Meredith Miller (Ann Arbor, MI)
Spyros Papapetros (Princeton, NJ) & Gerd Zillner (Vienna, Austria)
Benedikt Reichenbach (Berlin, Germany)
Image: Noritaka Minami, “Facade I”, 2011, Tokyo, Japan. Courtesy of the artist. From the 2015 Individual Grant to Noritaka Minami and Ken Yoshida for “1972–Nakagin Capsule Tower."
On May 27, the Graham Foundation will announce its 2015 Grants to Individuals with a public presentation and reception at 6pm CDT at the historic Madlener House in Chicago. During this special program, which will be broadcast online via live streaming, we will announce over $490,000 in grants to individuals around the world to support new and challenging ideas in architecture. The event will also include presentations by a selection of our new grantees about their Graham-supported work in progress.
For more information about the event, please click here.
As a presenting partner of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, we are pleased to share the list of architects and artists from around the world who will participate in the inaugural edition, which opens this October:
[Participant list in Formation]
• Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)
• Allzone / Rachaporn Choochuey (Bangkok, Thailand)
• Amanda Williams (Chicago, USA)
• Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)
• Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, USA)
• Aranda\Lasch (Tucson, USA; New York, USA)
• Assemble (London, UK)
• Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)
• BIG / Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Bryony Roberts (Los Angeles, USA; Oslo, Norway)
• Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai (Los Angeles, USA)
• Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain)
• Csutoras & Liando (Jakarta, Indonesia; London, UK)
• Design With Company (Chicago, USA)
• Didier Faustino (Paris, France & Lisbon, Portugal)
• El Equipo de Mazzanti / Giancarlo Mazzanti (Bogotá, Colombia)
• Erin Besler / Besler & Sons (Los Angeles, USA)
• Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico)
• Indie Architecture + Paul Preissner Architects (Denver / Chicago, USA)
• Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
• John Ronan Architects (Chicago, USA)
• Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, USA)
• Junya Ishigami + Associates (Tokyo, Japan)
• Kéré Architecture / Francis Kéré (Berlin, Germany)
• Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)
• Lacaton & Vassal + Frédéric Druot (Paris, France)
• Lateral Office (Toronto, Canada)
• LIST / Ido Avissar (Paris, France)
• Lluís Ortega / Sio2arch (Chicago, USA; Barcelona, Spain)
• MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
• Marshall Brown Projects (Chicago, USA)
• Mass Studies / Minsuk Cho (Seoul, Korea)
• Moon Hoon (Seoul, Korea)
• MOS / Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample (New York, USA)
• New-Territories / M4 / François Roche & Camille Lacadee (Paris, France; Bangkok, Thailand)
• NLÉ / Kunlé Adeyemi (Lagos, Nigeria; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
• Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA)
• OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen (Brussels, Belgium)
• Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
• OPEN Architecture/ Li Hu & Huang Wenjing (Beijing, China)
• Otherothers / David Neustein & Grace Mortlock (Sydney, Australia)
• Pedro&Juana (Mexico City, Mexico)
• Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
• Plan:b Arquitectos / Felipe Mesa & Federico Mesa (Medellín, Colombia)
• PORT (Chicago, USA)
• PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
• RAAAF / Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
• RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong)
• Santiago Borja (Mexico City, Mexico)
• SO-IL (New York, USA)
• Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
• Studio Albori (Milan, Italy)
• Studio Gang / Jeanne Gang (Chicago, USA)
• Studio [D] Tale (Harare, Zimbabwe; Cape Town, South Africa; London, UK
• Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico)
• TOMA (Santiago, Chile)
• UrbanLab / Sarah Dunn & Martin Felsen (Chicago, USA)
• VTN / Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
• WAI Architecture Think Tank / Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski (Beijing, China)
• Weathers / Sean Lally (Chicago, USA)
• WORKac / Amale Andraos & Dan Wood + Ant Farm / Chip Lord & Curtis Schreier (New York, USA)
• Yasmeen Lari / Heritage Foundation Pakistan (Lahore, Pakistan)
The Biennial’s current list of 63 participants includes architects and artists based in more than 25 countries, across five continents. To learn more about the list of participants and the event, please click here.
2015 Carter Manny Award Deadline
The Carter Manny Award supports doctoral dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse in the field of architecture. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in doctoral programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.
The Graham Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Carter Manny Award now through March 15, 2015. For the award guidelines, eligibility information, and application, click here.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Organizations. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided project-based funding to individuals and organizations to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
The application for the organizational grant cycle is available online. The deadline to submit applications is February 25, 2015. Organizations with eligible projects are invited to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for projects that begin after September 15, 2015.
For more information about our grant programs, to learn if a project is eligible for funding, and to access the application, please see our grant guidelines.
In 2014, the Graham Foundation awarded more than $485,000 to 43 projects by organizations around the world. These grants provided direct support for the development and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, and other public programs. You can browse these and other recently funded projects here.
As a Presenting Partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we are excited to share the announcement of the Lakefront Kiosk Competition: an international, open submission competition that calls for a designer to realize an innovative architectural work on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The new kiosk – a work of micro-architecture – will be installed on the Chicago’s lakefront and featured in Millennium Park as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (October 2015 – January 2016).
A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design. The Lakefront Kiosk Competition is organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago.
Find out more about the challenge at chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks.
Image: Iwan Baan / 2014
SAT, NOV. 29, 2014: 20% Off All Books Storewide and Up to 50% Off Select Titles
Please join us on Saturday, November 29, from 11AM to 6PM, for a special holiday sale at the Graham Foundation Bookshop, which will be offering 20% off all books storewide and up to 50% off select titles. Come stop by Chicago’s only architecture bookshop and browse our wide selection of unique titles on architecture, art, and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects, to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals.
During your visit, don’t miss our current exhibition, “Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971,” which explores the cross-discipinary workshops organized by American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Haprin in Northern California during the late 1960’s. Featured in The New York Times, Artforum's "Critics' Pick", and Landscape Architecture Magazine, “Experiments in Environments” is up through December 13, 2014.
The Graham Foundation galleries and bookshop will be open Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 from 11AM-6PM, and will be closed from November 27-28. We will re-open with normal gallery and bookshop hours on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
THE STATE OF THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE
As a Presenting Partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Graham Foundation is pleased to announce The State of the Art of Architecture as the title of the inaugural Biennial, which will take place from October 2015 to January 2016. Curated by Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, the Biennial’s program of exhibitions and events will provide a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments.
Presenting the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will be a nexus of ideas, and a global stage for debate and discourse. This inaugural event will explore the ambitions, challenges, and possibilities fueling architectural imagination and steering the future of the field.
The title The State of the Art of Architecture takes its name from a 1977 conference organized by architect Stanley Tigerman, which invited leading American designers to Chicago to present and discuss the current state of the field. The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial will expand the spirit and scope of this event, inviting an international and intergenerational architectural network to Chicago to explore how visionary design can take on the most pressing issues of today.
The Graham Foundation is also pleased to announce the Biennial’s first commission, a photo essay on Chicago by world-renowned photographer Iwan Baan. Baan has transformed the practice of architectural photography, investigating architecture as a stage for everyday life. The first samples from this commission can be viewed on the Chicago Architecture Biennial website.
To learn more about the inaugural 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, visit: www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial is made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor, BP, and Presenting Partners, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events of the City of Chicago (DCASE) and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Image: Iwan Baan / Chicago, 2014
The Graham Foundation is pleased to be part of Open House Chicago, a free public festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across the city.
Since 1963, the Graham Foundation has been located in the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion located on the Gold Coast and built in 1901–02 by architect Richard E. Schmidt and designer Hugh M. G. Garden. The Madlener House was restored in 1963 to become the Graham’s headquarters and features two floors of exhibition space, original art glass windows, and a courtyard garden that showcases our significant collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architectural fragments. On October 18–19 (Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 12PM-4PM), come tour the Madlener House, visit our current exhibition Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, and check out our architecture bookshop.
For more information on the exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, click here.
Image: View of “Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry,” 2011, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo James Prinz.
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