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Fall 2022 Exhibition: Cornelius

September 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

No cost
image of structure outside made by chris cornelius

We’re pleased to announce the first exhibition of our 2022-2023 Lectures and Exhibits Series. Don’t miss the exhibition by Chris T. Cornelius, founding principal of studio: indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients.

The exhibit entitled Relatives explores a critical component of Indigenous ontology about the notion of relationality. Cornelius states, “That is, the concept that all living things are related. That relation is familial, and we have responsibility for fostering and being good stewards of those relationships. I believe we should be thinking about architecture as our relations. Buildings are characters and actors within the living world. They breathe, sweat and produce waste. I try to expand the notion of how architecture can be thought of as living actors in our world. To me, this includes the modalities we use to represent our designed relatives.”

The exhibit will be featured in the Ewing Gallery of the Art + Architecture in the Art + Architecture Building from Sept. 21 – Oct. 21, 2022 Learn more about the exhibition.

Cornelius also will lead gallery talks with many studios throughout the day, Sept. 21, giving students an opportunity to meet Cornelius and discuss his important work.

Get to Know Chris T. Cornelius

Headshot of Chis Cornelius

Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and chair of the Dept. of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous.
Cornelius was a collaborating designer with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus, a 2018 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award and an artist residency from the National Museum of the American Indian. Cornelius has been exhibited widely including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He was the spring 2021 Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.

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September 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
No cost


Mark Stanley