Michael Rakowitz, Minaret. Performance, 2001-ongoing. Mosque alarm clock, megaphone.

Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture: Michael Rakowitz

April 25, 2018
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz will deliver the Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture, co-sponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Rakowitz's work has appeared in venues worldwide, including dOCUMENTA (13), PS1, MoMA, MASS MoCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th and 14th Istanbul Biennials, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and Kunstraum Innsbruck. His public project, Return, was presented by Creative Time in New York in 2006. He is the recipient of a 2012 Tiffany Foundation Award; a 2008 Creative Capital Grant; a Sharjah Biennial Jury Award; a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures; the 2003 Dena Foundation Award; and the 2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO. His work is featured in major private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; The British Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Kabul National Museum, Afghanistan; and UNESCO, Paris. His first U.S. museum survey, titled Backstroke of the West, opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in September 2017 and is on view until March 2018. He has also been awarded the Fourth Plinth commission in London's Trafalgar Square, which will be unveiled this spring. Rakowitz is a professor of art theory and practice at Northwestern University.

Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture

This series of lectures in landscape architecture is sponsored by Anova, an innovator in the manufacturing of site furnishings for more than forty years. Previous lecturers in the series have included Adriaan Geuze, Kate Orff, Chris Reed, Susannah Drake, Matthew Coolidge, Nina-Marie Lister, and Thomas Woltz.