Donghia Designer-In-Residence 2016–17: Tatiana Bilbao

Donghia Designer-In-Residence 2016–17: Tatiana Bilbao

Otis College of Art and Design

Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, Ventura House. Photo: Iwan Baan.
March 14, 2017
Donghia Designer-In-Residence 2016–17: Tatiana Bilbao

Lecture: March 15, 2017,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors program at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce Tatiana Bilbao as the 2016–17 Donghia Designer-in-Residence. Bilbao will direct a one-week Master Class at Otis College between March 16 and 22, and present a public lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA) on March 15, 2017.


“We are thrilled to be able to host the ninth annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency through the continuing, generous support of the Angelo Donghia Foundation,” says Linda Pollari, Chair of the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors program. “The Donghia Master Class, in particular, is a very special intense and immersive experience in which students are directed and inspired by the Donghia Designer to produce unique projects in only five days.”

Shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s 2016 Woman Architect of the Year, Tatiana Bilbao’s work is multicultural and multidisciplinary, as her studio seeks to regenerate and humanize spaces in reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development. A Mexico City native, she founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in 2004 with ongoing projects in China, Europe, and Mexico.

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Bilbao is the recipient of the Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her work can be seen in the collections of the Centre d’Art George Pompidou, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times among others.

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Previous designers in the residency include Eva Maddox, Eva Maddox Branded Environments, Chicago; David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki, LTL, New York; Nader Tehrani, NADAA, Boston and New York with Sharon Johnston, JohnstonMarkLee, Los Angeles; Xavier Vendrell, Xavier Vendrell Studio, Chicago and Barcelona; Shashi Can, Shashi Caan Collective, New York and London; Joep van Lieshout, Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam; Studio mk27, São Paulo, represented by founder Marcio Kogan and Mariana Sima; and Bernard Khoury, Bernard Khoury / DW5, Beirut.

The Donghia Designer-in-Residency is made possible through a generous grant from the Angelo Donghia Foundation, Inc., a privately held not-for-profit organization created under the will of the late Angelo Donghia, which provides support for interior design education and initiatives pertaining to AIDS and its related diseases. Since 2008, the Donghia Designer-in-Residency has featured an internationally distinguished designer who directs a one-week master class for a competitively selected group of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students and presents a public lecture to the Los Angeles community.

March 15, 7:30pm
Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by Tatiana Bilbao
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles – Ahmanson Auditorium

Open seating begins at 7pm, the reception immediately follows the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended, contact T 310 665 6867 or email [email protected] to reserve.

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About Otis College of Art and Design
Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at

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Tatiana Bilbao: 2016–17 Donghia Designer-In-Residence at Otis College of Art and Design

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