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Young Architects Program International

Now in its 15th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. The Living, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2014 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard.



Jury Process

To choose an architectural firm for the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1, deans of architecture schools and the editors of architecture publications nominate some 30 firms comprised of students, recent architectural school graduates, and established architects experimenting with new styles or techniques. The group is asked to submit portfolios of their work for review by a panel including Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1, Barry Bergdoll, Curator, and Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA. The panel selects five finalists who are invited to make preliminary proposals for the designated site; the chosen winner is announced in February of each year.



Jury

Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art
Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art
Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art
Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architecturra, National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome
Jeannette Plaut, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO
Marcelo Sarovic, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO

MoMA PS1

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MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. MoMA PS1 presents over 50 exhibitions each year, including artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.

MoMA PS1 was founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss as the Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., an organization devoted to organizing exhibitions in underutilized and abandoned spaces across New York City. In 1976, it opened the first major exhibition in its permanent location in Long Island City, Queens, with the seminal Rooms exhibition. An invitation for artists to transform the building's unique spaces, Rooms established the MoMA PS1 tradition of transforming the building's spaces into site-specific art that continues today with long-term installations by James Turrell, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner, and others.

For the next twenty years, the building was used as studio, performance, and exhibition spaces, in support of artists from around the world. After a building-wide renovation, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) reopened in 1997, confirming its position as the leading contemporary art center in New York. True to the building's history and form, the renovation preserved much of the original architecture as well as most of its unique classroom-sized galleries.

In 2000, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center became an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art to extend the reach of both institutions, and combine MoMA PS1's contemporary mission with MoMA's strength as one of the greatest collecting museums of modern art. 2010 marks the completed merger of the two institutions and celebrates P.S.1's new and exciting chapter as MoMA PS1.

A true artistic laboratory, MoMA PS1 aspires to maintain its diverse and innovative activities to continue to bring contemporary art to international audiences.

MAXXI

National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) /

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MAXXI – The National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity and conceived as a broad cultural campus. MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and houses two museums: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture.

The programming of the activities—exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects—reflects MAXXI's vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, as a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research, and production of the aesthetic contents of our time.

MAXXI's building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid and located in Rome's Flaminio quarter.



Jury

Pio Baldi, President of the Fondazione MAXXI
Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architettura
Anna Mattirolo, Director of MAXXI Arte
Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura
Maristella Casciato, University of Bologna
Mario Nanni, Viabizzuno

CONSTRUCTO / Visit website

CONSTRUCTO is based in Santiago de Chile and directed by architects Jeannette Plaut and Marcelo Sarovic. It is dedicated to managing, promoting, and disseminating Latin American architecture, design, and arts and the research of its contemporary points of convergence through the media of exhibitions, events, and publications. We aim to build bridges and networks between architectural/design professionals, building industries, clients, policy makers, and the interested public on a regional, national, and international level. As an independent organization, CONSTRUCTO is responsible for the content and financing of its own program. CONSTRUCTO is currently developing its new institutionalism, building new dependencies to host exhibitions, seminar and lectures areas and a bookshop to be opened in 2012.

For the first time in Chile, a program for young architects is being developed. This initiative, based on the Young Architects Program, is launched by CONSTRUCTO together with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1. It is an active platform for creating new opportunities for talented Latin American emerging architects to think, explore, and improve the quality of collective-use spaces for live summer events, thinking on sustainability as a way to respond to a contemporary problem that requires intelligent and creative use of resources. In its first (2010) and second (2011) versions, it was oriented to young Chilean architects; in 2012 it expanded to Latin America.



Jury

Jeannette Plaut, Director, YAP_Constructo
Marcelo Sarovic, Director, YAP_Constructo
Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art
Antonia Lehmann, Architect, National Architecture Award Winner
Luis Izquierdo, Architect, National Architecture Award Winner
Roberto Farriol, Director, Art School, P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern / Visit website

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey's first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.

Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.

As part of its commitment to sharing Turkey's artistic creativity with wide audiences and promoting its cultural identity in the international art world, Istanbul Modern hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities.

Apart from permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a photography gallery, and spaces for educational and social programs, the museum offers a cinema, restaurant, design store and an extensive library.



Jury

Suha Özkan, Architect, President of the Jury
Emre Arolat, Architect
Çelenk Bafra, Curator, Istanbul Modern
Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Levent Çalıkoğlu, Chief Curator, Istanbul Modern
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura
Pelin Derviş, YAP İstanbul Modern Coordinator
Oya Eczacıbaşı, Chair of the Board, Istanbul Modern
Cevdet Erek, Architect / Artist
Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, MoMA Melkan Tabanlıoğlu, Architect
Han Tümertekin, Architect

MMCA / Visit website

MMCA, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, is dedicated to carrying out its commitment to the art and culture of Korea by enriching the firsthand cultural experience of the public. MMCA joined the Young Architects Program in 2014.



Jury

Chung Hyung-Min, Director, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Choi Eunju , Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Mihn Hyun-Joon, Professor, School of Architecture, Hongik University and Architect of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Park Kil Yong, Emeritus Professor, College of Architecture, Kookmin University
Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura