[bio] Diller + Scofidio [e]

Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio [USA]

Diller + Scofidio is a collaborative, interdisciplinary studio that fuses architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. The team is primarily involved in thematically-driven experimental work that takes the form temporary and permanent site-specific installations, multi-media theater, electronic media, and print, as well as architectural commissions. Elizabeth Diller is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University; Ricardo Scofidio is Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union.

Projects/ Exhibitions | Grants and Awards | Bibliography | Recommended Links

Projects/ Exhibition

»Travelogues« at JFK International Arrivals Terminal, New York [USA]

»The Brasserie« in the Seagram Building, New York [USA]

»Master/Slave« at the Fondation Cartier, Paris [F]

»Jet Lag; The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life«, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal [CDN]

»Pageant«, Johannesburg Biennial [ZA]

»Subtopia «, ICC Gallery, Tokyo [J]


Grants and Awards

MacArthur Foundation Award; Obie for Creative Achievement in Off Broadway Theater; James Beard Foundation award; Progressive Architecture Design Award; MacDermott Award for Creative Achievment from MIT; Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design; Tiffany Award for Emerging Artists; fellowship from the Graham Foundation, the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, the New York Foundation for the Arts.



Aaron Betsky, Diller + Scofidio: »under surveillance«, in: Architecture, 89, 6, June 2000, pp. (128)-147; Craig Kellogg: »Underworld dining«, in: House beautiful, 142, 6, June 2000, pp. 128/129; Paul Goldberger: »Comfort zone«, in: Metropolis, 19, 8, May 2000, pp. 130, 140; Diller + Scofidio: »Blur Building [Yverdon les Bains]«, in: Architecture, 89, 4, April 2000, pp. 90-95; Diller + Scofidio: »Jet Lag: a performance of approximately 90 minutes, told in two parts with no intersection«, in: A + U: architecture and urbanism, 5 (344), May 1999, pp. 38-45; Philip Ursprung: »Exhibition landscapes: project for the Swiss National Exposition 2001«, in: Daidalos, 73, 1999, pp. 60-67; Anthony Vidler: »Robots in the house: surveillance and the domestic land-scape«, in. Daidalos, 73, 1999, pp. 78-85; The art of detection: surveillance in society: Bill Beirne, Niels Bonde, Diller + Scofidio, Laura Kurgan, Richard Lowenberg, Steve Mann, Julia Scher, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts 1997; Elizabeth Diller: »In plain view«, in: Any, 18, 1997, pp. 30-35; Gilliam Horn: »Cross-border architecture«, in: Blueprint, London, 126, March 1996, pp. 24-26; Diller + Scofidio: »Delay in Glass«, in: A + U: architecture and urbanism, 4 (307), April 1996, pp. 80-83; Simon Morrissey: »Seeking new ways to present architecture«, in: Architect's journal, 203, 6, February 15, 1996, pp. 54/55; Diller, Elisabeth, Flesh: architectural probes, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 1994; Diller, Elizabeth, Bodybuildings: architectural facts and fictions, New York 1987.


Recommended Links

- > Overview of projects by Diller + Scofidio
[realized as part of »La Biennale di Venezia: 7a. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura«, Venice, 2000]

- > »Refresh«
[first internet project by Diller + Scofidio, realized for the Dia Center for the Arts, New York [USA]