The jury for the 2017 Antepavilion competition has been announced.
The panel, who will be considering entries for this new annual commission, comprises James Binning, co-founder of Turner Prize-wining Architecture and Art collective Assemble; the Madrid-born artist Ana Genovés; Director of the Architecture Foundation Ellis Woodman; curator and co-director of Open School East, Anna Colin; and Russel Gray of Shiva Ltd. The jury will be chaired by architect Matthew Butcher.
The Antepavilion is a new £25,000 initiative to develop and display experimental city rooftop structures. The project, created by the Art House Foundation and competition sponsor, Shiva Ltd with help from Architecture Foundation, will offer emerging architects, makers and artists an opportunity to create new work within a complex and unique urban environment at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf in the London borough of Hackney.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on the 31st of March 2017.
The Full Jury
Ana Genovés' work spans a range of media: installation/sculpture, painting and photography. Exhibitions include perFORMa, Fold Gallery, London 2015; The Uplamoor Show, Glasgow International Festival 2014; The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery 2012 andSV12 Members' Show, Studio Voltaire, London, 2012. She was a finalist for the Max Mara Prize for Women 2016 and was shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in 2014, the Paul Hamlyn Award in 1999 and 2010 and the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2001.
Ana has had a studio on site at Laburnum St since the 90s.
Anna Colin co-founded and co-directs Open School East, an alternative pedagogical and community space recently relocated from London’s East End to Margate. She is an associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and a PhD candidate in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.
Ellis Woodman is Director of the Architecture Foundation. He is Critic-at-Large for the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review as well as architecture critic for the Daily Telegraph. He is a veteran writer on architecture, a former curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, former editor of Building Design newspaper and author of numerous books including Modernity and Reinvention: The Architecture of James Gowan.
Matthew Butcher is an academic, writer and designer. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague. Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling’ a temporary radio station in Essex, ‘Flood House’ a floating architecture developed in collaboration with Jes Fernie and Focal Point Gallery in Southend and The Mansio, a retreat for writers and poets that travelled sites across Hadrian’s Wall in the summer of 2016.
He is also the editor and founder of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R.: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research and Lecturer in Architecture and Performance at the Bartlett School of Architecture; where he is also Director of the Undergraduate Architecture Programme. Matthew will chair the jury's deliberations.