Neil Denari: Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City Gallery Talk

Big Stairs / Knowlton Hall
September 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Neil Denari will present a Banvard Gallery talk at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs at 12:30 p.m. on Friday September 22. Lunch will be provided. The exhibit Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City by Neil Denari // NMDA is being hosted in the Banvard Gallery through Friday, October 6. Denari was a Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during the 2015-16 academic year.

An architect, author and professor, Denari emerged in New York with a series of theoretical projects and texts based on the collapse of the machine aesthetic of Modernism. In 1988, he founded his firm, Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in Los Angeles and began teaching at SCI-Arc, where from 1997 to 2002 he was the director. His office is dedicated to exploring the realms of architecture, design, urbanism and all aspects of contemporary life.

Denari is the recipient of the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal in 2011. In 2010, he was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and in 2009 he received the California Community Foundation Fellowship from the United States Artists organization. He received an Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters in 2008.

His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including the solo shows “Fast Forward” at the Museum of the City of New York (2008), “Architects’ Work: HL23” at Syracuse University (2009) and “The Artless Drawing” at Ace Gallery Los Angeles (2010). In 2013, he was included in the show “New Sculpturalism” at MOCA Los Angeles.  His drawings and models are in the permanent collection of eight major museums around the world.