November 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect
On Tuesday, November 20, 2007, Hernn Daz Alonsoprincipal and founder of Xefirotarchwill speak at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fullerton Hall at 6:00 pm.
As digital architecture has matured, Hernn Daz Alonso, the principal of Los Angeles-based Xefirotarch (established in 2001), has emerged as a particularly significant figure. Daz Alonso draws freely from a wide range of visual-arts disciplines including science-fiction films, the work of contemporary artist Matthew Barney, and the paintings of Francis Bacon. Xefirotarchs constructions, with their deliberate subversions and hybridizations, constitute an entirely new and original chapter in the trajectory of experimental architecture. Daz Alonso received a degree in architecture from Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, in 1995 and a M. Arch. from Columbia University in 1999. He has worked in the offices of Enric Miralles in Barcelona and Eisenman Architects in New York. Xefirotarchs work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, FRAC Centre, France, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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This lecture is generously supported by the Albert Pick, Jr. Fund. The Architecture & Design Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Goldman Sachs, British Airways, and Park Hyatt Chicago.
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