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Alex Augusto Suárez

Alex Augusto Suárez

Alex is a Cuban-American architect and educator based in the Netherlands. He works across influences, scales, and media, often mixing elements of the real with the imaginary.

Alex is founder and Course Director of MIARD, a multidisciplinary design-led research Master of Interior Architecture program at Piet Zwart Institute, where he also serves as Graduation Project Chair and a Hoofdocent. He has held teaching and academic positions at Woodbury University, Willem de Kooning Academy, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture and UCLA, and is a member of EIE, European Interior Educators. He is a contributor to the journal Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture from Taylor & Francis Publishers.

He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, and Rome. For more than 15 years Alex worked in architecture and design studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels, and Istanbul.

Alex has been invited to exhibit his work at international exhibitions: deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus in Antwerp, the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco, Pratt Institute with Ryerson University in Toronto, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) in Korea, and WUHO Gallery in Hollywood among others, and he is a former artist-in-residence at SundayMorning@EKWC in the Netherlands.

At the core of his work is a drive to question and expand the systemic regimes that impact a space. Space is not neutral.

Website: alexaugustosuarez