The Competitive Hypothesis

Curatorial Practice, 2013.

With Adrian Lahoud, Ana Dana Beros, Kata Gaspar, Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo, Ross Exo Adams, Ivonne Santoyo Orozco, Davide Sacconi, Amanda Clarke and Rafaela Drazic.

Exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (22 Jan – 14 Feb 2013) and at Lauba, Zagreb (22 Feb – 12 March 2013)



^ SF1, Photo by Naho Kubota

The Competitive Hypothesis 
An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition

Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York

Exhibition Opening: January 22, 2013, 7PM
Exhibition: January 22 – February 15, 2013


The Competitive Hypothesis is an exhibition examining the politics behind the architectural competition. The exhibition, presented in partnership with Think-Space, questions the current state, purpose and value of architecture competitions.

Through four curated spaces within the gallery, The Competitive Hypothesis,  presents major architectural competitions produced within the past few years, objects from competitions used to gain competitive advantages, dioramas of image fragments sourced from a selection of recent urban design renderings, and short texts and self portraits of some of the unknown minds of significant competition winners (ie. interns). The Competitive Hypothesis will highlight the double meanings inherent in the ‘competition’: on one hand referring to the competition as a procurement mechanism for projects, on the other referring to an ethos or disposition that permeates work practice. This exhibition turns to both of these possibilities in order to continue an investigation into architecture’s present condition.


^ photo by Daniel Fernández Pascual

^ SF1, Photo by Naho Kubota


^ photo by Daniel Fernández Pascual


^ photo by Daniel Fernández Pascual



^ SF2, Photo by Naho Kubota


^ SF3, Photo by Naho Kubota

^ SF4, Photo by Naho Kubota


Review at Domus, by Karen Kubey

Review at Quaderns, by Marina Otero Verzier

Review at  The Architectural Review, by Gwen Webber

Feature at the Society of Architects Zagreb, DAZ



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