Art Omi: Architecture Announces 2020 Residents and Guest Architecture Critic

Ten architects from six countries selected for two-week
creative residency at Art Omi in Ghent, New York

Omi Scultpure & Architecture Park. Photo by Alon Koppel.
Left: ReActor, Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley. Right: Zoid, LevenBetts.

Art Omi is pleased to announce the ten 2020 architects selected for the 2020 Art Omi: Architecture residency. Now in its fourth 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 in Ghent, New York. Described as “one of the world’s most inspiring design residencies,” by Artsy, alumni include architects from over ten countries.

The ten architects selected for the 2020 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 experiment, innovate, and brainstorm with peers in a studio think-tank setting.

The residency culminates with the annual Architecture Review on Saturday, March 7 at Art Omi. Led by Guest Architecture Critic Cathleen McGuigan, the architects-in-residence pin-up and share the work that they have accomplished over the preceding two weeks. The public is invited to observe this critic-led conversation, and see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture.

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



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