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Department of Architecture



Alex Schweder works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied objects. These projects include Practise Architecture at Tate Britain, Flatland at New York’s Sculpture Center, Its Form Follows Your Performance at Berlin’s Magnus Muller, A Sac of Rooms All Day Long at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Counterweight Roommate in Scope Basel, Roomograph at the deCordova Museum, and The Rise and fall in the Marrakech Biennial.  The Pollack Krasner and Graham Foundations have funded his projects. Schweder is the author of Stalls Between Walls included in Ladies and Gents, the Gendering of Public Toilets and Performance Architecture included in Urban Interiors. He is a three-time artist in residence at the Kohler Company and was in residence at the Chinati Foundation and American Academy in Rome. Schweder has been a guest professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and the Institute for Art and Architecture in Vienna.


Key publications: 

“Performance Architecture”, Le Journal Special’Z, Lamis Bayar ed., Paris, France, 2012

“From Program to Performance”, POST Magazine, London, United Kingdom, 2012

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

Space, Time, Performance, Creative Cowboy Films, Australia, 2011

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

“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

Queens' College
 Alex  Schweder
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