Cover: Schindler House, Courtesy of MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Photo by Joshua White

Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj take part, along with Nico King and Anastasiya Yarovenko, to the Group XLIII (October 2016 – March 2017) MAK Center residency program.

“Berlin-based artists Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano reflect critically on the interplay between architectural concepts and nature, and the notion of the garden as a mediator. In Los Angeles they are interested in how outsider gardens contrast with gardens connected to capitalist splendor”.

The Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program at the Mackey Apartments is a six-month residency offered twice annually to two artists and two architects.

The main focus of the residency is on the purposeful long-term support of individual young artists and architects, and on creating new interdisciplinary opportunities and confrontations through lively exchange. This unique program is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in cooperation with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna.

Each spring, a high-profile, international jury is convened in Vienna to select eight projects from international applicants as well as two alternates per group. The program has been running continuously since October 1995; to date, the MAK Center has hosted 41 groups of international residents.

Schindler House, courtesy of MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Photo Joshua White
Schindler House, courtesy of MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Photo Joshua White.