Critical distance: January 22

The Triennale launches the second edition of Critical Distance series in co-production with the CCB Foundation. The first guest is the Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, author of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 and the opening installation People Meet in Architecture for the 12th edition of the Venice Biennale curated by Kazujo Sejima.

Radić presentation is followed by a conversation with the critic and curator, Joaquim Moreno and a Q&A session.


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Smiljan Radić (Santiago de Chile, 1965). Radić studied at the Catholic University of Chile's School of Architecture, where he graduated in 1989. Later, he studied at the Institutto di Architettura di Vezia, Italy. After travelling for three years, he opened his own practice in Santiago in 1995. In 2001 he was named ‘Best under 35 year old architect’ by the Chile College of Architects, and in 2009 he was appointed as an honourary member of the American Institute of Architects, USA.

Smiljan Radić has lectured extensively and has mounted several architecture exhibitions on his work, including in Hermes Gallery, Tokyo; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; at the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan and at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Smiljan Radić has won numerous contests such the Regional Theatre (Concepción, 2011) and the Telecomunication Tower (Santiago, 2014). His work has been published in several architecture journals and monographs, the most recent being El Croquis N° 167, Madrid, Spain. He currently lives and works in Chile.