Alex Schweder

1970 geboren in New York City, NY, USA
lebt und arbeite in Berlin und Seattle, NM, USA



2005-2006  American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, Fellow

1996-1998  Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, USA         

1988-1993  Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Ausgewählte Erungen und Preise

2010  Arts Victoria, Production Award, Melbourne Australia
International Artist Award, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2009  Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence, Marfa, TX

2008  Pollack-Krasner Award, New York, NY
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


Ausgewählte Einzelausstellungen

2011  Stability, 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, Deutschland
Stability, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

2008  Roiling Infill, The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY, USA

2007  Snowbound, Tacoma Art Museum, WA, USA
A Sac of Rooms Three Times a Day, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA, USA

2006  Folded Murmur, Howard House, Seattle, WA, USA
Sick Building Sequence, Howard House, Seattle, WA, USA

2005  Love Sick Room, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY, USA
Still Life of Beefsteak and Cheese, Parsons School of Design, NewYork, NY, USA
Split, Tollbooth Gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA

2004  Lovesick Buildings, Howard House, Seattle, WA, USA

2001  Abjectecture, Esther Claypool Gallery, 617 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA


Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen

2011  The More Things Change, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Temporary Architecture, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

2010  Home Base V, Berlin, Deutschland
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, USA
246 and Counting, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
Traces and Accumulations, Wright Space, Seattle, WA, USA

2007  Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, New York, NY, USA
Unsubstantial Pageant Faded, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, USA
Dark Matters, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
New Media Survey, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA
Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA
Sparkle then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA
Neddy Awards, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA

2006  Tryingtoland, Museo d’Arte Contemporane di Roma, Rom, Italien
Three Rooms, American Academy in Rome, Rom, Italien

2005  Ergonomicon, Consolidated Works, Casey Kessler Curator, Seattle, WA, USA

2004  Franklin Furnace, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

2003  Passing Water, Art Metropole, Toronto, Kanada

2002  Latent Space, Henry Urbach and Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Holland
Blurred architectureart, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, USA


Vorträge und Lehre

2010  Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Adjunct Professor
Lecture, Cornell University
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2009  Lecture, Emily Carr School of Art and Design
Lecture, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art
Lecture, Cranbrook University
Lecture, Chinati Foundation

2008  Lecture, Harvard University
Lecture, Colgate University, Hartford, NY, USA
Lecture, Portland Art Museum

2007  Adjunct Professor, SCIArc, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lecture, SCIArc Los Angeles, CA, USA

2006  Lecture Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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

2003  Lecture, Lawrence College, Lawrence, WI, USA

2002  Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Lecture, Cornell University, Ithica, NY, USA
Lecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Kanada


Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

2011  Performance Architecture”, in “Urban Interior”, Rochus Hinkel (ed.), Deutschland, Surbuchverlag, 2011

2010  Exhibit Architecture, Log, Cynthia Davidson and Tina DiCarlo (ed.), Herbst 2011
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,

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 Press, New York


Ausgewählte Beiträge

2010  Space, Time, Performance, inTROUBLE Magazine, Australia, März
Stability, by Javier Arbona, Frame Magazine, The Netherlands, January- February

2009  Sensate, by Tania Ketenjian, Icon Magazine, November
Artology, Science and Art Collide, by Michael H. Hodges,
The Detroit News, 18 November
Sensate: Bodies and Design, by Pilar Vilares, New York Times, 10 August
Ours, by Traci Vogel, San Francisco Weekly, 19 August
Interview with Jens Hinrichsen, Monopol Magazine, Berlin, Juli
Mental Architecture, by Deike Diening, Tagesspiegel, 28 Juni
Living on a See - Saw Has Its Ups and Downs, by Robert Siegel,
National Public Radio, 27 März

2008  Introducing: Alex Schweder, by Jeff Byles, Modern Painters, Juli
Alex Schweder Amplifies Things That May Otherwise Be Overlooked, by Katherine Rushworth, Syracuse Post-Standard, 30 November


2007  Artforum Pick, The Happiness of Objects, by Lori Cole, Artforum, Mai
Proof That Objects Are People too (Well, Almost), by Martha Schwendener, New York Times, 18 Mai
Alex Schweder at Suyama Space, by Frances DeVuono, Artweek, März
Organ Donor, by Jen Graves,The Stranger, 28 März
Body Doubles, by Nate Lippens, Filip Review Issue 5, Frühling
Schweder’s Inflatable House Exposes the Vulnerability of Sanctuary, by Regina Hackett, Seattle-PI, 2 Februar

2006  The Birds Arrive at Howard House in an Amazing Collaboration of Three Artists, by Nate Lippens, Seattle-PI, 3 November
Gods of Rome, Form Howard House to Bird House, by Jen Graves, The Stranger, 2 November
Terrific Storms, by Sue Peters, Seattle Weekly, 25 Oktober
Once More With Feathers, by Peter Gaucys, The Stranger, 31 August


2005  Relief at Last, by Joanna Merwood, Arcade Journal, Frühling
Conflicted Bodies, by Nate Lippens, The Stranger, 24 März
Lively 'Ergonomicon' plumbs environments awash in fantasy, by Regina Hackett, Seattle-PI, 25 Februar

2004  Architecture and collage fill the senses at Howard House, by Regina Hackett, Seattle-PI, 3 Dezember
Gut Symmetries, Alex Schweder Builds a Body, by Nate Lippens, The Stranger, Dezember 2

2003  A Bodily Function, Writ Large, by Michael Dault, The Canadian Globe and Mail, 23 August
Urine Deep, by Thomas Hirschmann, NOW Toronto, 17 Jui
Artist Makes Bold Body of Works Relating to Bodily Functions, by Jen Graves, The Tacoma Tribune, 16 März
Don’t Kill Yourself, by Emily Hall, The Stranger, 20 März


2002  Interior Motives, by Ann Landi, ARTnews, Januar
Latent space, Rotterdam’s Dagblad , 20 Juli
Architects Become Sleuths of Space, by Sheri Olson, The Seattle PI, 23 August
Art and Design, Bringing Fresh Ideas to the Table, by Blake Gopnik,
The Washington Post, 21 April
The Armory Show, With Wit in Store, by Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post, 3 März
Seattle's CoCA exhibit signals vibrancy, by Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, 11 August

2001  Useful Objects, or are they?, by Emily Hall, The Stranger, 21 Oktober
Pee and Sympathy, by Anna Fahey, Seattle Weekly, 4 Oktober