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Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Jun 24, 2017

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.



An exhibition that examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design.

The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications produced by the foundation's grantees, as well as titles related to our public programming and new, historically significant, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.


The Graham Foundation is pleased to present "in the forest," a newly commissioned multi-part installation by artist David Hartt. This project will coincide with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.


This major exhibition critically engages the recently acquired Wright archive, offering new interpretations of this rich trove to the public, 150 years after the birth of the seminal modern American architect.


This two-fold installation for documenta 14, in both Athens and Kassel, features the work of participants from the Open City (Ciudad Abierta)—part commune, part pedagogical experiment, and part hands-on architectural laboratory on the Pacific Coast of Chile.

On the occasion of documenta 14, this platform will engage existing community-based organizations, immigrant, and refugee initiatives, businesses, and local artists to explore how creative neighborhood activities can contribute to and develop sustainable community building.

This project documents an annual nomadic residency project, exposing a countercultural techno-utopian spirit forged with a contemporary anthropology, influenced by internet culture. This year's residency takes place at documenta 14.

Aldo Rossi, Teatrino Scientifico, 1978. Courtesy of the Fondazione Rossi; David Hartt, "Camuy II," 2017, archival pigment print mounted to Dibond, print size 36 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.; Archivo Histórico Jose Vial, Entrance Hospedería, 2002, Open City, Viña del Mar, Chile. Courtesy of Archivo Histórico José Vial, Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, PUCV. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Marcelo Araya, Andrés Garcés, Iván Ivelic, and Manuel Sanfuentes for "Amereida Phalene Latin América."