March 2, 2016
Eva Franch is a New York based architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. Since 2010, Franch is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. In 2004, she founded her solo practice OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs).In 2014 Franch, with the project OfficeUS, was selected by the US State Department to represent the United States Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Franch has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture.
Franch has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life at educational and cultural institutions including the Architecture Association in London, Arts Club of Chicago, Cooper Union in New York, Hong Kong University, IAAC in Barcelona, Izolatsia in Kiev, Kuwait University, Northeastern University in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York, San Francisco Art Institute, Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, University of Manitoba, UT Sidney, Oslo School of Architecture, Princeton University, SCIArc in Los Angeles , Yale University in New Haven, and the Yokohama Triennale among others.Franch has been part of international competition juries and member of several nominating and advisory boards including the Hong Kong Design Trust, Ideas City, +Pool and the YAP PS1MoMA in New York.
Franch's work has appeared in the form of articles or interviews in magazines, newspapers and publications around the world including AD, Architecture Record, Architectural Review, Arquine, Bauwelt, Domus, Dwell, El Pais, New York Times, Metropolis, MOUSE, PinUP, Rolling Stone, and Surface Magazine among others.
Recent publications by Franch include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014) and Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015) both as part of OfficeUS. An upcoming publication, the OfficeUS Manual will be published in spring 2016.