Mark Wasiuta
Mark Wasiuta

Yesterday, the Graham Foundation announced its inaugural class of Graham Foundation fellows. The five fellows include Mark Wasiuta, a curator, writer, architectural designer, and co-director of the Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in the Architecture program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. As part of the program, fellows are provided monetary support for the development and production of new work, with the opportunity to present these projects at the foundation’s Madlener House galleries in Chicago.

With the fellowship, Wasiuta is curating an exhibit, "The Entenza Years: the Early History of the Graham Foundation, 1960–1971," which will highlight the foundation's role in postwar architecture culture through archival material. The show will take place from March 2019– June 2019.

"Carolina I," 2017, archival pigment print mounted to Dibond for "In the Forest"
Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts "Carolina I," 2017, archival pigment print mounted to Dibond for "In the Forest"

Other Graham Foundation fellows are Chicago-based Canadian performance and sculpture artist Brendan Fernandes, who is of Kenyan and Indian descent; Chicago-born, New York–based multimedia artist Torkwase Dyson; video and performance artist Martine Syms; and Philadelphia-based multimedia artist David Hartt, who piloted the fellowship program with his fall 2017 installation "In the Forest," which examined Moshe Safdie, FAIA’s unfinished 1968 Habitat Puerto Rico project.

For more about the fellows and their work, visit the Graham Foundation website.