Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:01

Department of Art
Graduate Lecture Art Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Jimenez Lai
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. Jimenez is a faculty member at UCLA and taught at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai won the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Lai also won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale in 2013. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.

Free and open to the public.  This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series.  The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of contemporary art. 

Image: courtesy of the artist.