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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 15 November 1948, in Des Moines (Iowa).

Environmental artist, video artist, installation artist.

Dennis Adams lives and works in New York and Berlin. Adams' work focuses on the relationship between architecture and images taken from political literature. He creates architectural environments that act as frameworks for text, photographs and other images. These environments, which are either temporary or permanent, are public places. The series of ...


American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in New York.

Sculptor, painter, installation artist. Murals.

Ricci Albenda studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, including courses in architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. His interest in architecture (as well as in graphic design and physics) figures prominently in his installation art, in which he creates environments which challenge the viewer's spatial perceptions. He uses such materials as fibreglass, wallboard, aluminium and acrylic paint. In his exhibition ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, painter, collage artist.

Minimal Art, Finish Fetish, Light and Space.

Peter Alexander studied at the University of Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1962, the Architectural Association of London from 1960 to 1962, and the University of California ...


Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Mexico.

Born 1959, in Antwerp.

Painter, draughtsman, video artist, photographer, installation artist.

Francis Alÿs is of Belgian origin but has lived in Mexico since 1986. He trained as an architect at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice....


Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active since 1979, also active in the USA.

Born 1952, in Barcelona.

Painter (mixed media), draughtsman.

Frederic Amat studied scenography and architecture from 1969 to 1973, and he also began to paint. His first solo exhibitions took place in Barcelona in ...


Iranian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1960.

Born 1939, in Tehran.

Sculptor. Architectural installations.

New Image (related to).

Siah Armajani trained as an architect while studying the philosophy of mathematics. He moved to Minnesota.

Architecture constitutes his main source of inspiration and he has brought together all his works in a ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 21 June 1876, in Stuttgart; died 15 January 1955, in Bavaria.

Architect, photomontage artist, collage artist, writer.


Johannes Baader, who was active as an artist for three years, from 1918 to 1921, was a former architect who had created the plans for the famous Hagenbeck Zoo in Stellingen. After the age of 40, he became a follower and champion of the Dada movement in Berlin, calling himself ...


Polish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Poland and in France from 1980.

Born 17 January 1948, in Bierna.

Painter (including mixed media), poster artist, architect. Frescoes.

Antoni Bachur followed courses in drawing and painting between 1968 and 1972, when he was taught by Kryzanowski, Czajka and Michalowski in Wroclaw. Having graduated in architecture in Wroclaw, he was a pupil of Jean Prouvé in Paris ...


American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in New York and Berlin.

Born 1949, in Columbus (Ohio).

Installation artist, sculptor, mixed media, video artist. Multimedia.

Judith Barry studied finance, architecture and art at the University of Florida, graduating in 1972. She received an MA in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology in ...


Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1920 active in Germany, and from 1946 in the USA.

Born 5 April 1900, in Haag (Lower Austria); died 15 August 1985, in Santa Barbara (California), USA.

Painter, collage artist, photomontage artist, designer, decorative designer, architect.

In 1919 Bayer studied under the architect Georg Schmidthammer in Linz, and in ...


American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1972.

Installation artist, video artist.

Julie Becker creates architectural interiors, such as Researchers, Residents, a Place to Rest of 1996. These models, which look like tiny cells, contain the possessions (such as furniture and diaries) of the various occupants (for example, the son of the psychopathic killer in Stanley Kubrick's film ...


Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media, architect.

Bedel's works are metaphorical. In relief to varying degrees, he combines shiny metal with dull organic materials to create models that resemble towns, while privileging the evocation of the book form. He gives poetic expression to his pessimistic preoccupations concerning the future of humanity....


Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1929, in Vienna.

Painter (mixed media), collage artist.

Franz Beer studied architecture and painting at the academy of fine arts in Vienna from 1943 to 1948. Producing works in a gestural style from 1948 and, in 1954...


Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 1940.

Painter (mixed media). Urban landscapes, architectural views.

Amsterdam, 8 Dec 1987: Equestrian Statue of Coleone, Venice (mixed media/paper, 18 × 25¼ ins/46 × 64 cm) NLG 1,200

Amsterdam, 8 Dec 1988: Horses (oil on canvas, 51¼ × 39¼ ins/130 × 100 cm) ...


American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 29 October 1946, in New York.

Video artist, installation artist.

Dara Birnbaum studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, receiving a degree in architecture in 1969. She also obtained a degree in 1972 from the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied at the New School of Social Residence in New York in ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Cologne-Lindenthal; died 1983.

Painter (mixed media), draughtsman, engraver. Figures.

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Gottfried Brockmann worked initially as an apprentice architect and studied painting in his spare time; as of 1922, he and his 'progressive' contemporaries exhibited in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Krefeld. He continued to follow courses at the fine arts academy in Düsseldorf and, by ...


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Canadian, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 16 June 1946, in Vancouver.

Performance artist, installation artist, photographer. Artists’ books

General Idea.

AA Bronson studied at the University of Manitoba’s School of Architecture and was involved with an underground newspaper and workshops there in the mid-1960s. Through these activities he met Felix Partz and, in Vancouver, Jorge Zontal. Together they formed the seminal artist trio General Idea in Toronto in 1969. General Idea created a variety of projects—from performances and paintings to FILE magazine (1972–1989) and the artist-run collection and distribution centre Art Metropole (1974–)—during their 25-year collaboration, which ended when Partz and Zontal died of AIDS-related causes in 1994. Bronson has since produced solo work, often involving photographic self-portraits, and collaborative performances, often devoted to healing, such as his series of Invocation of the Queer Spirits performances from 2008.

AA Bronson’s practice also encompasses his activities as an editor, writer and curator for Art Metropole projects as well as projects with other collaborators. His artist’s books continued his practice from General Idea of extending and translating performances, installations, and other art forms into widely distributable print editions. He has been active in Toronto, New York City and Berlin. He served as director of Printed Matter, Inc., in New York ...


British, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Sheffield.

Sculptor, assemblage artist. Multimedia, artists’ books.

Conceptual Art.

Victor Burgin attended the Royal Academy of Art in London from 1962 to 1965 and Yale School of Art and Architecture from 1965 to 1967. He taught for a number of years at the Film and Photography School of Central London Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster). After spending 13 years in the USA, he returned to London and taught at Goldsmiths College. In addition to his work as an artist, he has also published several books on the theory of art. He is acknowledged as one of the driving forces behind the British photography school founded on semiology and psychoanalysis (rather than on sociology or the history of ideas)....


American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1960, in Talladega (Alabama).

Painter (mixed media).

Richmond Burton studied at Rice University, Houston, receiving a BA in 1982 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1984. He worked as an architect for Mitchell/Giurgola Architects in Philadelphia, and later with I.M. Pei and Partners in New York, where he was part of the design team for the glass pyramids at the Louvre, Paris. He lives in East Hampton, New York. Burton is interested in the modernist painting tradition, and has been influenced by Kasimir Malevich and Frank Stella....


Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1935; died 17 September 2012.

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, installation artist, architect.

In 1976 Charney attracted attention at the Corridart exhibition accompanying the Montreal Olympic Games. He reconstructed on their former site the façades of two architecturally and historically significant buildings that had been pointlessly destroyed by order of the city council. Charney has been described as an architectural sculptor in the same way that other artists are known as architectural painters and in fact his sculptures are, to an extent, architecture. They do not reproduce existing architecture, as is often the case with architectural painting, nor are they genuine, usable architecture - if they were they would be nothing less than architecture itself. Using simple materials, often wood, Charney's meticulously executed pieces establish a dialogue with genuine architecture, they provide a kind of complementary commentary that accentuates the space of the architectural design and often function as a kind of critical commentary based on the same notion of architectural space. His pieces, which include architectural plans, often in axonometric perspective 'bring out' the key concepts with which architecture is or should be concerned and which, according to Charney are monuments, archetypes, collective consciousness and history. Melvin Charney teaches at Montreal University school of architecture....