Please join us this Saturday afternoon, at 5 pm for a talk by Luis Berríos-Negrón, a core collaborator of Paul Ryan’s Threeing at Documenta 13.

His Threeing rugs, developed together with Paul, were on view throughout Kunstverein’s Paul Ryan exhibition.

Luis Berríos-Negrón will be discussing flying carpets, the anxious prop, and his experiences with Paul Ryan and Threeing.

Doors open at 4 pm
Serving cookies and spiked cranberry tea

Luis Berríos-Negrón (Puerto Rico, 1971) focuses on visual arts, material economies, and mass customization through the lens of architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons New School for Design. While at the New School, he was teaching assistant to urban ecologist Jean Gardner, assistant editor/curator to conceptual artist Silvia Kolbowski, and studio assistant to photographer Larry Clark. While at M.I.T., he was teaching assistant to visual artist Antoni Muntadas, and performance artist Joan Jonas. His master’s thesis was co-advised by Dean Adele Santos, and director of the Center for Advance Visual Studies, Krzrysztof Wodiczko, co-read by William Mitchell, then head of the MIT Media Laboratory. He has received various awards, including first prize of the Parsons-Kalil Award for Smart Design 2002, first prize of the M.I.T.-Schnitzer Award for the Visual Arts 2004, and most recently the 2013 Royal Danish Council for the Arts International Visiting Artist stipend. In 2012, he was core collaborator exhibiting in Paul Ryan’s Threeing project at Documenta13, and in Ute Meta Bauer’s Future Archive at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. In 2013, he represents Germany with curator Matthias Böttger in the São Paulo International Biennial for Architecture, and will be in residence at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. From 2011 to 2013, he was Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Institute for Design and Architecture Strategies at the Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Sciences Department of the Technische Universität Braunschweig. In 2013–14, he will be Visiting Lecturer at the Münster University for Applied Sciences. Recent publications include Digital Utopia (Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2012), Space Matters (Ambra Verlag, Vienna 2013), and The Social Design Reader (co-published by Angewandte/ETH/Columbia Universities, Vienna/Zurich/NY 2013). He has an independent practice, is the founder of the Paramodular design group, and of the Anxious Prop art collective. Berríos-Negrón lives and works in Berlin since 2006.