Eva Franch i Gilabert
Eva Franch y Gilabert ( Deltebre , 1978 ) is an international architect, curator, teacher and lecturer.
He began his studies at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona in 1996, where he completed his Master’s degree in Architecture in 2003. 1 Between 2001 and 2002 he made an exchange of studies in the Netherlands at the Delft University of technology . In 2004, she began her independent professional practice as founder of OOAA ( Office Of Architectural Affairs ), from where she developed social and architectural practices through several residential and public space projects. Multifaceted, creative and researcher, from 2010 to 2018, she was chief curator and executive director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. 2
Storefront is one of the most transgressive architecture centers in the world. It is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, committed to the most innovative forms of architecture, art and design. Through exhibitions, talks, projections, conferences, publications and performances the organization seeks to generate dialogue and be a forum for emerging voices. The gallery is financed thanks to the contribution of the members of the organization and of different sponsors who make voluntary donations. 3
In March 2018, she is elected director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London by vote of its members. 4
Eva Franch has curated international projects and has received numerous awards and scholarships. His work has been exhibited internationally at the FAD in Barcelona, at the Venice Architecture Biennale, at the Vitra Design Museum or the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
In Storefront, one of his recent projects is Letters in the Mayor, a project that invites architects to write letters to the mayors of their city as a way to open dialogue about the creation of the city. The project has more than ten editions worldwide including New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Athens, Taipei, Madrid, etc.
He has published articles and interviews in publications around the world, including AD , Arquine , Bauwelt , Domus , Dwell , El País , New York Times , Metropolis , MOUSE , UP , Rolling Stone and Surface Magazine among others. Some of his publications are Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014) and Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015).
He has been a jury, lecturer and guest critic at international art, architecture and design institutions.