Art Omi Announces 2019 Architects in Residence

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Art Omi is pleased to announce the ten 2019 architects selected for the 2019 Art Omi: Architecture Residency. Now in its third year, the Art Omi: Architecture residency is the first and only of its kind in the United States, inviting ten early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop work during a two-week residency at Art Omi’s campus in Ghent, New York. Described as “one of the world’s most inspiring design residencies,” by Artsy, alumni include architects from over ten countries. In 2018, alumni Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, of Dream the Combine, were named as winners of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with their project Hide & Seek while in residency at Art Omi.

The ten architects selected for the 2019 cohort were chosen through a competitive juried process, and work on an array of scales and interests, including art, technology, design and urbanism. During their residency in February and March, they will have the opportunity to design, experiment, innovate, and collaborate with peers in an architecture studio-like setting in the scenic Hudson Valley.

“Architects now, more than ever, need the time and the place to create freely,” says Warren James, Director of Art Omi: Architecture. “Once on campus, untethered, the Architecture Residents focus on their own new ideas and collectively different perspectives begin to take shape. The Art Omi: Architecture program also aims to create with the Architecture Residency new communities of interconnected architects working worldwide, that can tackle the urgent challenges of our time.”

The 2019 Architecture Residency is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Architect’s Newspaper is the 2019 Art Omi: Architecture Residency Media Sponsor.

2019 Art Omi: Architecture Residents and country of origin:
Charlotte Algie, USA
Alicia Escamilla, México
Sarosh Anklesaria, India
Mauro Gil-Fournier, Spain
Amira Baraka, Egypt
Aviva Rubin, USA
Chris Cornelius, USA
Felipe Sepulveda, Chile
Matei Denes, USA
Johan Voordouw, Canada

2019 Art Omi: Architecture Jury:
John Cleater, Architect and Artist, founding member of The Builders Association.
Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.
Jing Liu, Principal and Co-Founder of SO–IL, an architecture and design firm based in New York.
Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture

2019 Art Omi: Guest Architecture Critic
Justin Davidson, Architecture and Music Critic at New York Magazine. He has appeared frequently on WNYC and NPR and written for many publications, including The New Yorker, Smithsonian, New York Times Book Review, and others. Davidson has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and the Goldring Arts Journalism Program of Syracuse University.

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