CV

Education

2012–17
  • University of Cambridge, UK, PhD., Department of Architecture
2005–06
  • American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, Fellow of Architecture
1996–08
  • Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey, MArch
1988–93
  • Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, New York, BArch

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
  • Counterweight Roommate, Museum of Modern Art, NY (in negotiation)
2017
  • The New Comers, Performa 17, NY
  • Your Turn, Aldrich Museum, CT
2016
  • The Future Series, Bang & Olafson, NY
  • Desire Bouncing, Wasserman Projects, Detroit MI
  • Reactor, Architecture Omi, NY
2015

Drowning in Air, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

2014
  • Wall To Wall, Floor To Ceiling, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
  • In Orbit, Pierogi’s “the Boiler”, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2013
  • Stored But Still Performed, Manhattan Mini Storage, NY
  • Rehearsal Space, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
  • Anxious Space, OPUS projects, New York, NY
  • Performance Architecture, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • Its Form Will Follow Your Performance, OPUS projects, New York, NY
2012
  • Its Form Will Follow Your Performance, RIBA London Festival of Architecture
  • Roomograph, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2011
  • Counterweight Roommate, SCOPE Special Project, Basel, Switzerland
2010
  • This Apple Tastes Like Our Living Room Used To Smell, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
2009
  • Architectural Performances in Geologic Time, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
  • Evaporative Buildings, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
  • Ours, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Its Form Will Follow Your Performance, Magnus Muller Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Stability, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
2008
  • Roiling Infill, The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2007
  • Snowbound, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
  • A Sac of Rooms Three Times a Day, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2006
  • Folded Murmur, Howard House, Seattle, WA
  • Sick Building Sequence, Howard House, Seattle, WA
2005
  • Love Sick Room, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY                  
  • Still Life of Beefsteak and Cheese, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2004
  • Lovesick Buildings, Howard House, Seattle, WA, 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
  • Vernacular Environments, Part 1, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles
  • We All Love Art, Schlachthaus, Berlin
2016
  • Slowly Ceiling, Kranich Museum, Germany
2015
  • Folded Murmur, Kranich Museum, Germany
  • The Endless House, Museum of Modern Art, NY
  • Antarctopia, Mutimedia Art Museum, Moscow
  • The Smell of War, The Olfactory, Brussels, Belgium
2014
  • Out of Building Architecture, Antarctic Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy
  • …all silent but for the buzzing…, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • Between Thought and Space, London, UK
2013
  • Practise Architecture, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Close, Closer, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal
  • Parasite, OCEAN gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Draft Urbanism, Biennale of the Americas, Denver, CO
  • Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
2012
  • Higher Atlas, Marrakech Biennial, Morocco
  • Living Space, So Far The Future, London
  • This Apple Tastes Like Our Living Room Used To Smell, Deutches Archchitecture Zentrum, Berlin
  • I’m Not Like Everyone Else, Teapot Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2011
  • Open House with Droog and Diller Scofidio Renfro, Levittown, NY
  • Paradesign, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • The More Things Change, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Temporary Architecture, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • Seitensprung: Raumproduktion, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
2010
  • Home Base V, Berlin , Germany
  • Evaporative Building, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2009
  • Sensate, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Murmurs, Cranbrook Museum, Detroit, MI
  • Concise History of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
2008
  • Homebase III, Harlem, New York City, NY
  • 246 and Counting, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Traces and Accumulations, Wright Space, Seattle, WA
2007
  • Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  • Insubstantial Pageant Faded, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • Dark Matters, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • New Media Survey, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  • Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Sparkle then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Neddy Awards, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006
  • Tryingtoland, Museo d’Arte Contemporane di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • Three Rooms, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2005
  • Ergonomicon, Consolidated Works, Casey Kessler Curator, Seattle, WA
2003
  • Passing Water, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
2002
  • Latent Space, Henry Urbach and Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Holland

Selected Honors and Awards

2014

Pollock-Krasner Award, New York, NY, 2008

2013

Glass House Artist in Residence, New Canaan, CN

2012

CHESS Tuition and Fees Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK

2011

Graham Foundation Fellowship, Chicago, IL

2010
  • Arts Victoria, Production Award, Melbourne Australia
  • International Artist Award, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2009

Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence, Marfa, TX

2008
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, residency, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2001, 2003
  • City Artists Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural affairs, 2004
  • Arts Special Projects Award, 4Culture
2007
  • Genius Award, The Stranger
  • Neddy Award Finalist, Behnke Family Foundation
2006
  • Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles
  • Artist Trust Fellowship
  • City Artists Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural affairs
  • Arts Special Projects Award, 4Culture
2005
  • Rome Prize, 11 Month Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
  • Arts Special Projects Award, 4Culture
  • Public Arts Network Year in Review Selection
2004

Grant for Artists Projects, Artist’s Trust

1996

Full Tuition and Stipend Fellowship, Princeton University

Lectures and Teaching

2017
  • Parsons School of Design, Visiting Professor, Master Level
  • Pratt Institute, Visiting Associate Professor, Masters and Undergraduate
  • Pasadena Arts Council, Free Radicals, Lecture
2016
  • Parsons School of Design, Visiting Professor, Master Level
  • Pratt Institute, Associate Professor, Masters and Undergraduate
  • Penny Stamps Lecture Series, Ann Arbor, MI, Lecture
  • Royal College of Arts, London, UK, Lecture
2015
  • Academy of Design, Linz, Lecture
  • Parsons School of Design, Visiting Professor, Master Level
  • Pratt Institute, Associate Professor, Masters and Undergraduate
  • Hite Art Institute, Lecture
2014
  • Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Visiting Professor
  • Yale University, Lecture
  • Bartlett, University College London, Lecture
  • Pratt Institute, Associate Professor
2013
  • Architectural Association, Visiting Professor
  • New Works, Strelka, Moscow, Lecture
  • Pratt Institute, Associate Professor
  • Performative Renovations, Pratt Institute, Lecture
  • Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Hybrid Making, Visiting Professor
2012
  • Performing Architecture, Symposium, Princeton University
  • Performance Architecture, Symposium, Goethe Institute Lisbon
  • Institute of Art and Architecture, Akademie der Kunst, Vienna, Visiting Professor
  • Pratt Institute, Visiting Professor
  • Performance Architecture, Pratt Institute, Lecture
  • Performance Architecture, Colgate University, Lecture
2011
  • Gopher Hole, London England, Lecture
  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, Lecture
  • Montserrat College of Art, Lincoln, MA, Lecture
2010
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Visiting Professor
  • Cornell University, Lecture
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Lecture
2009
  • Emily Carr School of Art and Design, Lecture
  • San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, Lecture
  • Cranbrook University, Lecture
  • Chinati Foundation, Lecture
2008
  • Harvard University, Lecture
  • University of Greenwich, London, Lecture
  • Colgate University, Hartford, NY, Lecture
  • Portland Art Museum, Lecture
2007
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Visiting Professor
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Lecture
2006

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Lecture

2005
  • Istituto Nazionale di Architettura, Rome, Italy, Lecture
  • University of Greenwich, London, England Lecture
  • Parsons School Of Design, NYC, NY, Lecture
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Lecture
2003

Lawrence College, Lawrence, WI, Lecture

2002
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Lecture
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Lecture
2001

University of British Columbia, Lecture

Selected Media

2018
  • “Performance Now”, by RoseLee, Thames and Hudson, London
2017
  • “ReActor”, ArtForum, Cynthia Davidson, April
  • “Alex Schweder”, TL Magazine, Adrian Madlener, May
  • “Mobile Architecture”, Philipe Jodidio, Taschen, Cologne
  • “Mobitecture, Architecture on the Move”, Rebecca Roke, Phaidon, London, New York
  • “Performing Architectures” Juliet Rufford and Andrew Filmer ads., In Orbit of Dead Man Friend, Alex Schweder, Bloomsbury, London
  • “Interiors Beyond Architecture”, Amy Campos and Deborah Schneiderman eds., Artists Occupying Interiors Occupying Artists, Alex Schweder, Routledge, New York
  • “ReActor”, Ambiante y Color, Gisel Laracuente, July
2016
  • “The Fourth Little Pig,” Alex Schweder, AA files 73, Tom Weaver ed., London, UK
  • “Two Artists Built a Spinning House, and Then Moved in,” T Magazine, Laura Nielson, August, 4
  • “Warum steht dieses Haus den auf einem Stock?”’ Stern, Gernot Kramper, 19 August
  • “Piss Poor Performance”, Alex Schweder, Dirty Furniture 3/6, Toilet, London, UK
  • “The Sound and The Future”, Alex Schweder, Log 36, Anycorp, NY
  • “ReActor”, in Elemental Living, Phiadon, NY
2015
  • “Counterweight Roommate”, Alex Schweder, Log35, Anycorp, NY
  • “Never Built House”, Alex Schweder, Scroope Journal 25, Cambridge UK
2014
  • “Something Borrowed”, Architectural Record, William Blakely, August
  • Al Jazeera, In Orbit Feature
  • Time Out New York, In Orbit Feature
  • Hyporallergenic , In Orbit Feature
  • Collab Cubed, In Orbit Feature
  • BBC, In Orbit Feature
  • New York 1, In Orbit Feature
  • CBS News, In Orbit Feature
  • Design Boom, In Orbit Feature
2013
  • “The Hotel Rehearsal”, AA Files 67, Tom Weaver ed., London, UK
  • “Open House”, Frieze Magazine
  • The Guardian, Lisbon Architecture Triennial, London UK
  • Arte Moscow, Performance Architecture Feature
  • Numero, Performance Architecture Feature
  • Today Show, Hotel Rehearsal Feature
  • We Make Money Not Art, Performance Architecture, UK
2012
  • “Performance Architecture”, Le Journal Special’Z, Lamis Bayar ed., Paris, France
  • “From Program to Performance”, POST Magazine, London, United Kingdom
2011
  • “Performance Architecture”, in Urban Interior, Rochus Hinkel (ed.), Germany, Surbuchverlag, 2011
  • Domus, Temporary Structures, Italy
2010
  • Exhibit Architecture, Log, Cynthia Davidson and Tina DiCarlo (ed.), Fall 2010
  • Space, Time, Performance, Creative Cowboy Films, Australia, 2011
2009
  • “Stalls Between Walls, Segregated Sexed Spaces”, in Ladies and Gents: Gender and Public Toilets, Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner (eds.), Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2009
  • Stability, Yasmeen M. Siddiqui  (ed.), exhibition  cat., Seattle, Lawrimore Project, 2009
2007

A Sac of Rooms Three Times A Day, Urbach, Henry (ed.), exh. cat., Seattle, Suyama Space, 2007

2006

Transmaterial, Brownell, Blaine (ed.), New York, Princeton Architectural Press

2002
  • Alex Schweder’s Peeple, Behavior Press, New York
  • Shanghai Reflections, by Mario Gandelsonas, Princeton Architectural Press, New York