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AIADO at 10

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In diverse careers from professional practice in architecture, interior architecture, and design; to roles in public policy, education, and advocacy; to their own innovative studio practices, alumni of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), are making their mark on a changing field.

A celebration of the first decade of graduates from the Department, AIADO at 10 is a series of programs and activities held throughout the Spring of 2018 featuring AIADO alumni.

Including exhibitions in the AIADO Gallery, a two-day symposium at the School, and alumni meet-ups at the School’s Design Show at the Block 37 center in May, and at student exhibitions in New York, Milan, and Venice, AIADO at 10 brings together alumni, students, and faculty to reflect on our past and to imagine, and enact, our future.

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AIADO alumni will be recognized at student and faculty exhibitions worldwide this spring

Whatnot2018 || April 17-22


Curators: Pete Oyler and Jim TerMeer
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14/16, Milano

Dingyue Cao (BFA 2018), Teagan Chatterley (MDDO 2018), Eunice Choi (BFA 2018), Sepide Ladani (MDDO 2018), Alan Hensel (BFA 2018), Min Jee (MDDO 2018), Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas (BFA 2018), Sun Kawazoe (BFA 2018), Kyuho Kim (MDDO 2018), Yejin Kim (BFA 2018), Zoe Liao (MDDO 2018), Chelsea Lombardo (BFA 2018), Darrell McKinney (MDDO 2018), Martha Poggioli (MDDO 2019), Liam Wilson (BFA 2018), Kendall Wrightson (MFA DESOB 2018)

Presented with West Supply

Sight Unseen Presents || May 15-22


Curators: Pete Oyler and Jonah Takagi
Canal Street Market,
265 Canal St, New York

Ana Maria Buitrago (BFA 2018), Yuting Chang (MFA 2019), Ben Paul Harle (MFA 2018), Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas (BFA 2018), Kazuki Anno Guzman (MFA 2019), Natalie Rachel Khelif (BFA 2019), Hun Seung Lee (BFA 2018), Pete Oyler, Nate Patrick Phillips (MDDO 2018), Travis Rukamp (MArch IA 2019), Jacob Samuel Schwartz (BFA 2018), Kevin Solis (BFA 2018), Jonah Takagi, Mingxuan Tan (BFA 2018), Xinda Wang (BFA 2018), Marco Wu (BFA 2019), Kai Ming Yang (MDDO 2019), Saebom Yang (MDDO 2019)

Presented with Sight Unseen and Canal Street Market

Designer Artist Citizen Site: Exploring Belonging || May 21 - June 3


Curators: Iker Gil and Ann Lui
Exhibition Coordinator: Heidi Metcalf (MArch 2019)
Cultural Flow Zone
Università Ca'Foscari
Dorsoduro 1392, Venezia

Opening: Thursday May 24, 5pm 

Adnan Faysal Altunbozar (MFA DESOB 2019), Tizzie Maria Baldenebro (MArch IA 2019), Cat Rose Bluemke (MFA 2018), Mary Nadia Do (BFA 2018), Andrea Hunt (MArch 2019), Ashley Margaret Hooker Jons (MArch IA 2019), Junxi Lu (BFA 2018), Lanye Luo (BFA 2018), Kathia Marie Muniz-Rios (MFA 2018), Axel Alexander Olson (BFA 2018), Alberto Ortega Trejo (MFA 2019), Meera Rampalli (MAAE 2019), Xavier Robles Armas (MFA 2019), Daniel Salamanca (MFA 2019), John Alexander Stevens (MAVS 2018), Kekeli Kodzo Sumah (MArch 2019), Vince Tong (MArch 2019), Karen Wang (BFA 2019), Raven Xu (BFA 2018), Tinglei Zhang (MArch 2019)

Dimensions of Citizenship || May 26 - Nov 25


Curators: Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, and Mimi Zeiger
Associate Curator: Iker Gil
The U.S. Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia
16th International Architecture Exhibition

Commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago
Opening Events: 1-4pm Friday May 25

Amanda Williams + Andres L. Hernandez, in collaboration with Shani Crowe, Design Earth, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Keller Easterling, SCAPE, Studio Gang

Transit Screening Lounge: Frances Bodomo, Mandana Moghaddam, David Rueter (MFA 2013) and Marissa Lee Benedict (MFA 2011), Mika Rottenberg, Liam Young

Funding provided by the United States Government: State Department, NEA

Commissioners: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago

Sponsors: Graham Foundation, HDR, Joyce Foundation, SOM, AIA, Bulley and Andrews, Columbia GSAPP, Expo Chicago, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Brian Lee

Media & Editorial Partner: e-flux Architecture

Media Sponsor: Architectural Record

U.S. Pavilion Partners: Ca’ Foscari, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, UChicago Arts

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