Folly II Artists & Architects

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Folly II

Folly II Artists & Architects

David Adjaye 





Director of Adjaye Associates 

Visiting Professor post at Princeton University School of Architecture (USA) 

Academic Background 

  • 1993 B. Arch, London South Bank University
  • M.A. Arch. the Royal College of Art (UK)
  • Honorary doctorate of the arts,University of East London (UK)

Selected works 

The Smithsonian Institution’s ambitious National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on a prominent site on the National Mall in Washington D.C, USA.

Completed works include :

2012  Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library, Washington D.C, USA

2012  William O. Lockridge / Bellvue Library, Washington D.C, USA.

2010  Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Moscow, Russia

2005  Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Norway

2005  Ideas Store, Whitechapel

2004  Idea Store, Chrisp Street, London, UK

Taiye Selasi 




Writer, photographer 

Academic Background 

2004  M.Phil., International Relations, University of Oxford, Nuffield College

2001  B.A., American Studies, Yale University

List of Works 

2013  Ghana Must Go, Penguin Press. To be published in 14 countries beginning March 2013

2012 The Sex Lives of African Girls, Best American Short Stories

2011 The Sex Lives of African Girls, Granta

2005  Bye-Bye, Babar : Or What is an Afropolitan?, The Lip Magazine

Ai Weiwei 




Selected Activities

2010           Digital Activism in China: A discussion with Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) and Richard ·

2010            MacManus, The Paley Media Center, New York, U.S.

2010           International Culture festival Litcologne, talk with Nobel Prize winner Herta Muller, in Cologne, Germany.

2008           Curator of the architecture project Ordos 100 “Citizen Investigation” project

2008           Researching information about the students that died in the Earthquake in Sichuan on May 12th, 2008

2007           participation in Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany. For his project “Fairytale” he invited 1001 Chinese citizens to Kassel

2003-2008  Commissioned to design the Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Stadium together with Herzog & de Meuron, finished construction in 2008.

2003           Founded the architecture studio FAKE Design, Beijing.

2002            Curator of the project Jinhua Architectural Art Park, Jinhua, China.

2000           Curator of the exhibition Fuck Off, in Shanghai, together with Feng Boyi.

1999           moved to Chaochangdi in the northeast of Beijing and build the studio house, his first architectural project

1997           co-founder and Artistic Director of China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing

1994-1997  Published Black Cover Book (1994), White Cover Book (1995), and Grey Cover Book (1997)

1993           return to Beijing

1981-1993  lived in USA, mainly New York

1982            Parsons School of Design, New York

1978           Enrolled at the Beijing Film Academy | Co-founder of the avant-garde art group the Stars

1957           Born in Beijing, China

Most Recent Solo Exhibitions

2010           Ai Weiwei, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2010           Barely something, Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany

2010           Dropping the Urn, ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside, USA

2009           With Milk_find something everybody can use, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain

2009           World Map, Faurschou Gallery, Beijing, China

2009            So sorry, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2009           According to What?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2009           Ways Beyond Art, Ivory Press Space, Madrid, Spain

2009           Four Movements, Phillips de Pury, London, UK

2009           Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs

1983-1993  Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

Seok Hong Go, Mihee Kim 




Seokhong Go 


Architect, iArc Architecture Inc. 


2010  Hanyang Graduate School of Architecture

Mihee Kim 


Architect, SAMOO Architects & Engineers Inc. 


2009  Hanyang Graduate School of Architecture

Rem Koolhaas 




Architect, Director of OMA and AMO, professor at Harvard University 

Academic Background 

1972  Architectural Association School of Architecture

Selected Works 

2008          CCTV, Beijing, China

2005          Casa da Musica, Portu, Portugal

2004          Public Library, Seattle, Washington, LA

1996          Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, Germany


1994 S, M, L, XL

1978  Delirious New York

Awards & Honors 

2005  Mies van der Rohe Awards for Netherlands Embassy

2004  RIBA Gold Medal

2000  Pritzker Architecture Prize 

Ingo Niermann 





Academic Background 

1995  FU Berlin, M.A. in Philosophy

Selected works 

2011  Choose Drill, Hatje Cantz / documenta(13)

2011  The Future of Art : A Manual (with Erik Niedling), Sternberg Press

2010  Solution 186-195 : Dubai Democracy, Sternberg Press

2008  Solution 1-10 : Umbauland, Sternberg Press

2008  Solution 9 : The Great Pyramid (with Jens Thiel, ed.), Sternberg Press

Raqs Media Collective 




Artists, curators, philosophical agent provocateurs. 

Academic Background 

1992  MA (Mass Communication), MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 

Selected works (All the shows listed below are solo) 

2012  The Great Bare Mat and Constellation, Isabella Gardner Museum, Boston

2012  An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale, Photographers’ Gallery, London

2011  Reading Light, PCF Building, Festival d’Automne, Paris

2011  Surjection, Art Gallery York University, Toronto, Canada

2010  The Capital of Accumulation, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

2010  Things that Happen while Falling in Love, The Baltic, Newcastle

2009  The Surface of Each Day is a Different Planet, Tate Britain, London

2009  When the Scales fall from Your Eyes, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2006  The KD Vyas Correspondence, Vol.1, Museum of Communications, Frankfurt

2004  The Wherehouse, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Do-Ho Suh & Suh Architects 





Installation Artist 


1997  Yale University School of Art, MFA Sculpture, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1994  Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Painting, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1987  Seoul National University, MFA Oriental Painting, Seoul, Korea

1985  Seoul National University, BFA Oriental Painting, Seoul, Korea

Selected Exhibitions & Projects 

2012  Do Ho Suh – Perfect Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

2012  Do Ho Suh – In-Between, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima. Japan

2012  Fallen Star, Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

2012  Home Within Home, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2011  Staircase-III, Tate Modern, London, UK

2010  Bridging Home, Touched, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

2010  Blueprint, People meet in architecture, the 12th International Architecture Biennale – The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2002  Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2001  Some / One, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, New York, USA

2001  Korean Pavilion & International Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

2001  Site-specific commissioned project

Selected Exhibitions & Projects 

2010  Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2010  Winner, Regjeringskvartalet R6 Competition, Oslo, Norway 

2009  DAAD Artist Residency Fellowship, Berlin, Germany

2009  Singapore Tyler Print Institute Artist Residency Fellowship, Singapore

2007  Yoon Young Ja Award, Seoul, Korea

2006  Sun Art Award, Seoul, Korea

2003  Hermes Korea Missulsang, Seoul, Korea







Academic Background 

Royal Academy, Copenhagen

Selected works 

2012  Copy Light, MoMA, New York, USA (Art- installation)

2012  Superkilen, Copenhagen (Urban Space)

2011  Modern Times Forever (film work)

2010  Power Toilets / United Nations Security Council in the UN headquarters in New York, Heerhugoward, NL. (Toilet facility)

2010  Free Sol Lewitt, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven (Art-installation)

2009  Flooded McDonalds (film work)

2006  Guarana Power, Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (Softdrink)

2005  SUPERSHOW – more than a show, Kunsthalle Basel (Art-installation)

2004  Free Beer, Denmark (Opensource beer installation)

1997  Supergas, Africa, Thailand, Mexico (Biogas energy system)


2011  The Great Indoors Award, Frame Magazine

2009  George Macuinas Award 

2000  Statens kunstfonds 3 arige arbejdslegat, Denmark 

1997  International Associatio of Art Critics, Anual Prize Denmark

Eyal Weizman 





Architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures, at Goldsmiths, university of London, director, centre for research architecture 

Academic Background 

2007  founding member of an artist collective DAAR, Beit Sahour, Palestine 

Selected Works 

  • Ashdod Museum of Arts, set design for Electra (with Rafi Segal)
  • The installation Page in Berlin (with Zvi Hecker and Mich Ullman)


2012  Writer, Mengele’s Skull(With Thomas Keenan), Sternberg Press

2012  Forensic Architecture(documenta 13 notebook)

2009  The Least of all Possible Evils (Nottetempo 2009, Verso 2011)

2007  Hollow Land, Verso

2003  A Civilian Occupation, Co-editor, Verso

NGO Involvement 

  • Member of B’Tselem board of directors.
  • Advisory boards of the Institue of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London
  • The Human Rights Project at Bard in NY
  • Jury member for architecture at the Akademie Schloss Solitude


2010           Co-recipient of the Prince Claus Prize for Architecture (with Sandy Hilal and Alessandro Petti for DAAR)

2006-2007 James Stirling Memorial Lecture Prize