David Adjaye exhibition, Ukrainian urban planners among winners of new Graham Foundation grants

David Adjaye exhibition, Ukrainian urban planners among winners of new Graham Foundation grants

Chicago‘s Graham Foundation today announced nearly half a million dollars in grant funding for “groundbreaking” architectural projects by organizations, including the first major career survey of architect David Adjaye, an urban planning program in Ukraine, and architecture festivals in Norway and Portugal.

The Graham Foundation, whose director Sarah Herda sits on AN‘s editorial advisory board, will award $496,500 to 49 projects that “chart new territory in the field of architecture.” The award recipients were plucked from a pool of over 200 submissions representing 22 countries.

The Adjaye show, titled Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye, opens September 19 at the Art Institute of Chicago and will be “the only North American venue for this globally focused exhibition,” according to the Art Institute.

Other grant recipients include a plan to exhibit sound sculptures designed by Harry Bertoia at Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio, the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s biannual World Wide Storefront event, and the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale.

The announcement follows the Graham’s “grants to individuals” program, which in May awarded $490,000 for architectural research to 63 projects.

Here’s the full list of recipients, organized by category:

EXHIBITIONS [23 awards]
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Design Museum (Chicago, IL)
Columbia College Chicago-Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL)
Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago, IL)
The Jewish Museum (New York, NY)
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House (West Hollywood, CA)
Materials & Applications (Los Angeles, CA)
Monoambiente (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC)
Oslo Architecture Triennale (Oslo, Norway)
Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (London, England)
Serpentine Gallery (London, England)
Slought (Philadelphia, PA)
Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, NY)
Southern California Institute of Architecture (Los Angeles, CA)
Swiss Institute (New York, NY)
University of California, Berkeley-Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA)
University of Chicago-Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society (Chicago, IL)
Video Game Art Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Yale University-School of Architecture (New Haven, CT)


Wavelength Pictures (London, England)
The Wende Museum of the Cold War (Culver City, CA)


Archeworks (Chicago, IL)
Architectural League of New York (New York, NY)
Association of Architecture Organizations (Chicago, IL)
CANactions (Kiev, Ukraine)
Chicago Architecture Foundation (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL)
Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago, IL)
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Scottsdale, AZ)
Lampo (Chicago, IL)
Ohio State University-Knowlton School of Architecture (Columbus, OH)
Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York, NY)
Van Alen Institute (New York, NY)

PUBLICATIONS [12 awards]

Anyone Corporation (New York, NY)
Art Papers (Atlanta, GA)
California Institute of the Arts-REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
Columbia University-Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (New York, NY)
LIGA-Space for Architecture (Mexico City, Mexico)
Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Lisbon, Portugal)
MAS Context (Chicago, IL)
Primary Information (Brooklyn, NY)
The Renaissance Society (Chicago, IL)
Rice University-School of Architecture (Houston, TX)
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Zone Books (Brooklyn, NY)