Andrés Jaque, Cosmo Installation at MoMA PS1, 2015

Andrés Jaque


Andrés Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation; a Madrid/New York based practice that develops architectural projects that bring inclusivity into daily life. All their architectures can be seen as durable assemblages of the diversity ordinary life is made of. Jaque is an Advanced Design Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University and a visiting professor at Princeton University School of Architecture as well as at a number of international universities. He was named the Tessenow Fellow of 1998 by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation FVS, in Hamburg, Germany. He has lectured extensively throughout the world including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, MIT in Boston, Instituto Politecnico of Milan, Italy, International Centre for Urbanism of Paris, Centre for Architecture and Landscape in Brussels, Central Society of Buenos Aires, Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and the National Museum of Bogotá. His work with the Office for Political Innovation has instigated crucial debates for contemporary architecture. In 2012, the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) acquired their ‘IKEA Disobedients’ project as the first architectural performance to be part of its collection. In 2013 they presented ’SUPERPOWERS OF TEN’ at the Lisbon Architecture Triennial, ’Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool’ for RED CAT / CalArts Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, and ‘Hänsel & Gretel’s Arenas’ at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. In 2012, they unblack-boxed Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion with the intervention ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society.’ In 2011, the research and prototype-making project ’SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME’ was presented at the Gwangju Biennale and, in 2010, the installation ‘FRAY HOME HOME’ was presented at the Venice Biennale.