We are pleased to announce PATRICK MIKHAIL artist DAVID K. ROSS has been awarded a Research and Development grant from the prestigious Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago, Illinois. The 2018 grant will support Archetypes, Mr. Ross’s photographic project that documents full-scale architectural mockups as they are found on construction sites and testing facilities around the globe.
Selected from more than 600 proposals, the Graham Foundation announced this week that it had awarded more than half a million dollars to 74 new grants, Mr. Ross among them. The grants support projects by a diverse group of individuals and collectives engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment, and foster critical discourse in architecture.
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.
David K. Ross is a visual artist based in Montréal, Canada. With the exception of a three-year interlude during which he was teaching photography and filmmaking at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, he has lived in Montréal since 2005. Currently, Ross occupies a visiting researcher position at Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He holds an MArch from the University of Toronto (2003). In the last dozen years, Ross's projects have been presented in numerous museums and film festivals, including: Rencontres Internationale Paris / Berlin; the Rice Media Centre, Houston; CineMarfa, Texas; the Graham Foundation, Chicago; the Toronto International Film Festival; and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. His work can be found in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Mr. Ross next appears with Patrick Mikhail at Volta 14 in Basel, Switzerland from June 11 to 16, 2018.