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Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai)

Wed, Mar 20    6pm

Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai will deliver this year’s John Foerster ‘64 Fund Lecture. With a response by Rachaporn Choochuey and Bart-Jan Polman.

Studio Mumbai’s work explores the boundaries between art, architecture and material. The studio operates as an interdisciplinary group that shares an environment created through an iterative process, where ideas are explored using process and time as an integral part of its expression; with water, air and light being the basis of all materiality in the synthesis of the work.

Bijoy Jain, the Director and Principal Architect of Studio Mumbai, was born in 1965 in Mumbai,India and received his M.Arch. from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. He worked in Los Angeles and London before returning to India in 1995, the year when he founded Studio Mumbai.

Bijoy currently teaches at the Academia of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He has also taught as a visiting Professor at Yale University in USA and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Hasselt University, Belgium, for his contribution to the architectural profession. In 2017, he was bestowed the International Fellowship by the RIBA, London.

The works of Studio Mumbai have been exhibited in numerous galleries around the world. The latest exhibition, “Breath of an Architect” is currently on display at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, in Paris, France. The studio’s works have also been acquired for the permanent collections of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, MOMA San Francisco and The Pompidou Centre in Paris. Continuing to affix its footprints in the international art and architecture scene,the studio has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2010, Sharjah Biennial in 2013, and the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2010 and 2016 amongst many other shows and exhibitions.

Studio Mumbai has received several awards, few of which include:Dean’s Medal, Washington University, St Louis (2021) | Alvar Aalto Medal (2020) | Winner, Grande Medaille d’Or from L’Académie d’architecture, Paris, France (2014) | BSI Swiss Architecture Award (2012) | Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award: Finland (2012) | Finalist, 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010) | Global Award in Sustainable Architecture (2009).

This event content is equivalent to 1.5 AIA/CES total learning credit. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu for more information.