Dimensions of Citizenship

Dimensions of Citizenship

Wrightwood 659 / United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Design: IN-FO.CO.

February 20, 2019
Dimensions of Citizenship
Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos
February 28–April 27, 2019
Wrightwood 659
659 West Wrightwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Hours: Friday 12–7pm,
Saturday 10am–5pm


The Chicago presentation of Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos—a reinstallation of the official US Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale—opens Thursday, February 28, 2019. The exhibition will be on view for the first time in the United States at Wrightwood 659, a new art space designed by Tadao Ando and located at 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago. Commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago), the US presentation of Dimensions of Citizenship at Wrightwood 659 in Chicago is made possible by Alphawood Foundation Chicago. 

Devoted to exploring the relationships between citizenship, architecture, and design, Dimensions of Citizenship presents seven immersive installations, each created by a transdisciplinary team of artists, architects, and designers, as well as suite of film and video works by an international group of filmmakers. The teams are: Amanda Williams + Andres L. Hernandez, in collaboration with Shani Crowe; Studio Gang; SCAPE; Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Robert Gerard Pietrusko with Columbia Center for Spatial Research; Keller Easterling with MANY; and Design Earth. Filmmakers include Nuotama Frances Bodomo, Mandana Moghaddam, Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter, and Liam Young.

Dimensions of Citizenship curators are Niall Atkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the College, The University of Chicago; Ann Lui, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and co-founder of Future Firm; Mimi Zeiger, Los Angeles-based critic, editor, and curator, faculty member in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center College of Design and visiting professor at Southern California Institute of  Architecture; and Associate Curator Iker Gil, Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, director of MAS Studio, and founder of MAS Context. Dimensions of Citizenship exhibition and graphic designer is IN-FO.CO. Editorial partner is e-flux Architecture.

Dimensions of Citizenship opens Thursday, February 28, and will be on view at Wrightwood 659 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through April 27, 2019. Tickets are available online. A limited number of free tickets will be released every Monday at 10am for the current week. Walk-ins will not be accommodated.  

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