MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™

PRACTICING AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION

BIO

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MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ 

Marc Fornes is a registered Architect DPLG and founder of THEVERYMANY™, a New York based studio engaging Art and Architecture through the filter of systematic research and development into applied Computer Science and Digital Fabrication.

His prototypical structures and unique organic environments are included within the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre and the CNAP. He has been exhibited at institutions worldwide including the Guggenheim (“into the void”) and sold work at Art Basel Miami/GGG, Art Paris, Phillips de Pury and Sotherby’s.

Marc is a TED Fellow. He was artist in residence at the Atelier Alexander Calder (2012). His pop up store for Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama is the very first carbon fiber self-supported shell structure applied to architecture and was awarded an A+ Jury Award as well as the 40th Annual Interior Design Award by the IIDA. His practice was also awarded New Practices New York by the AIA (2012), the Architectural League Prize (2013), Design Vanguard by Architectural Record (2013) and the WAN 21 for 21 Award.

Marc’s on going involvement with academia includes co-starting with Francois Roche (n)Certainties, a graduate studio mixing custom computational protocols with open ended narratives, at Columbia University, the University of Southern California and Die Angewandte in Vienna. He is currently teaching at Princeton University and with Patrik Schumacher at Harvard GSD.

www.theverymany.com

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MARC FORNES | AWARDS | 2012/2013/2014:

– Best Project Award ACADIA 2014 (2014)

WAN 21 for 21 Award (2014)

Design Vanguard by Architectural Record (2013)

– the Architectural League Prize (2013)

– the 40th Annual Interior Design Award by IIDA (2013)

– the A+ Award (2013)

– the AIA New Practice New York (2012)

Atelier Calder Artist in residence, France (2012)

TED Fellow (2012)

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MARC FORNES | Featured: 

– Marc Fornes show and sell at auction at Phillips de Pury: MOSS / Dialogues between Art and Design | October 2012

– large scale indoor Pop Up store for LOUIS VUITTON – YAYOI KUSAMA at Selfridges, London

– Double Agent White is acquired as part of permanent collection of the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France)

– large scale indoor pavilion at the Atelier Alexander CALDER (Sache, France) – April-July 2012

– Marc Fornes shows at ART PARIS 2012

– large scale indoor pavilion while ART BASEL MIAMI / GGG – December 2011

– large scale installation part of the permanent collection of the FRAC Centre (Orleans, France) – June 2011

– Global Design NYU | Elsewhere Envisionned (from May 25th + symposium May 26th)

– large scale installation part of the permanent collection of the Centre POMPIDOU (currently on display in Paris, 4th floor -permanent collection)

– Marc Fornes was invited by McNeel US to display work at the AIA Convention, Miami.

– THEVERYMANY™ was invited to participate to the “Contemplating the Void” an exhibition at the GUGGENHEIM Museum, New York.

– Marc Fornes talked at MoMA /MIND 08 Symposium “Design and the Elastic Mind Symposium”.

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MARC FORNES | PUBLIC ART:

2012 | RENNES, France | INRIA | Public art: Lobby suspended | awarded / in progress!

2012 | SALT LAKE | SLCC | Outdoor meeting pavilion | awarded!
Competition entry for Public Art project – with Volkan Alkanoglu

2011 | EDMONTON, Canada | Public Art : Outdoor structure within public park | awarded in progress!

2011 | EUGENE, OR | Fenton Hall | awarded!
Competition entry for Public Art project – with Volkan Alkanoglu

2011 | PORTLAND | PSU | Public Art: Lobby sculptural ceiling | awarded / in progress!

2011 | DENVER | Botanical Garden | Sculptural ceiling | awarded / completed!

2011 | CREVE COEUR / ST-LOUIS, MO | Public Art: Bus Stop | awarded!

2011 | REDONDO BEACH, CA | Entrance gate pavilion for bus terminal | awarded!
Competition entry for Public Art project – with Volkan Alkanoglu

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MARC FORNES | PROTOTYPICAL STRUTURES/INSTALLATIONS:

2012 | NYC | Phillips de Pury | MOSS / Dialogues between Art and Design | October 2012
“Coracae” | Partition screen

2012 | LONDON | LOUIS VUITTON / YAYOI KUSAMA | SELFRIDGES | Aug.to Oct. 2012
Executive Architect for a temporary Pop Up Store / large scale indoor pavilion
Innovation: ultra-lightness / world’s first Carbon Fiber self-supported shell applied to Architecture

2012 | SACHE, France | ATELIER ALEXANDER CALDER | July 2012
“DAW / Double Agent White” | Temporary large scale indoor pavilion

2012 | PARIS | ART PARIS | March 28th-Apr.1st 2012
“Grand Palais” | Sculpture, Aluminum

2011 | MIAMI | GGG / Art Basel Miami | Dec 2011 | Solo installation
…/… | Large scale indoor pavilion commissioned by SushiSamba

2011 | NEW YORK | BOFFO | Sept-Oct 2011 | Temporary fashion store
“Fibulae::” | Irene Neuwirth Jewelry Pop Up store in NYC

2011 | ST-LOUIS, MO | August 2011 | Permanent pavilion
“Plasti(k) pavilion” | Permanent pavilion within public garden

2011 | ORLEANS | FRAC Centre | May 2011 | part of the permanent collection
“y/Surf/Struc” | Large scale physical installation

2011 | NEW YORK | AUDI Urban Future | May 2011 | group show
“Beyond Likely” | 45 Rapid Prototypes – all similar, all unique

2011 | PARIS | CENTRE POMPIDOU | April 2011-now | part of the permanent collection
“y/Surf/Struc” | Large scale physical installation

2010 | CHICAGO | Extension Gallery | April 2010 | Solo installation
“PolyProps” | Large scale physical installation

2010 | PARIS | Galerie Synesthesie | April 2010 | Solo installation
”n|Strip” | Physical installation

2009 | NEW YORK | Material Connexion | Nov.30th-Dec.22nd | Group exhibition
“Part(s) in Display” | Large scale physical installation (4749 parts all unique)

2009 | LYON, France | Galerie Roger Tator | Sept.14th – Nov.13th | Solo installation
“n|Edg” | Large scale physical installation (2796 parts all unique)

2009 | NEW YORK | Elga Wimmer Gallery | Aug.2009 | Group exhibition
“Modoid” | Physical installation

2009 | VALPARAISO, Chile | Aug.2009-current… | Solo installation
“Anoblums” | Physical installation

2009 | NEW YORK | Bridge Gallery | Jun.-Aug. 2009 | Group exhibition
“Echinoids” | Physical installation

2009 | CALGARY | Jan.-Jun.2009 | Solo installation
“Aperiodic Symmetries” | Large scale physical installation

2008 | FRANKFURT | NODE08 Forum For Digital Arts, Velvet Club | Apr.05-12 2008 | Group exhibition
“Aperiodic Vertebrae v2.0” | Physical installation

2008 | BERLIN | DAM Gallery | Generator.x 2.0: Beyond the screen | Feb.02nd -Mar.1st 2008 | Group exhibition
“Aperiodic Vertebrae v1.0” | Physical installation | Curator: Marius Watz

2007 | PHILADELPHIA | FUEL Gallery | Sept.2007
“Tensile” | Large scale physical installation
www.Scriptedbypurpose.net

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MARC FORNES | Selected talks :

2011.07.21 | NEW YORK | ONE Lab
Invitation: Maria Aiolova

2011.05.26 | NEW YORK | NYU | Global Design Symposium | “Elsewhere Envisioned”.
Invitation: Mitchel Joachim

2011.03.24| PARIS | Musée des Arts Décoratifs | F(AA)SHION event.
Invitation : Jorge Ayala

2011.02.21 | SAN FRANCISCO | CCA (California College of the Arts)
Invitation: Jason Johnson, Andrew Kudless

2011.02.09 | PRINCETON | Princeton School of Architecture
Invitation:  Axel Kilian, Stan Allen

2010.11.12 | LOS ANGELES | Woodbury School of Architecture
Invitation: Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Barbara Bestor and Jennifer Bonner

2010.11.10 | LOS ANGELES | SCI-ARC

2010.10.24/25 | ANN ARBOR | Michigan Taubman College | ”Future of Technology”
Invitation: Monica Ponce de Leon

2010.04.01 | CHICAGO | Extension Gallery
Invitation: Paula Palombo

2010.03.24 | PARIS | Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Malaquais
Invitation: Philippe Morel

2010.02.17 | MIAMI| MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
Invitation: Lourdes Sanchez

2009.12.12 | LOS ANGELES | USC (University of Southern California) | “Intensive Fields” conference
Invitation: Neil Leach

2009.11.19 | TROY | RPI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Invitation: Evan Douglis

2009.10.05 | BERLIN | key speaker at the “Design Modeling Symposium“

2009.09.25 | TORONTO | UT, University of Toronto

2009.08.14 | VALPARAISO, Chile | UTFSM, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

2009.08.10 | VALPARAISO, Chile | UDLA, Universidad de Las Américas

2009.07.31 | NEW YORK | Storefront

2009.05.06 | MILAN, Italy | Id&Ct | “Innovative Design and Construction Technologies”

2009.02.18 | ANN ARBOR | Michigan Taubman College

2009.01.09 | CALGARY | UC (University of Calgary)
Invitation: Jason Johnson

2008.10.24 | BEIJING | Architecture Biennale
Invitation: Neil Leach

2008.09.20 | TORINO | C-STEM2008

2008.09.18 | BARCELONA | McNeel Europe developpers meeting

2008.06.19 | PARIS | McNeel user meeting

2008.05.29 | PHILADELPHIA | La Salle University / Computer Science department
National Science Foundation Workshop / CPATH Grant | “Algorithms, Scripting and Programming for Visual Arts”
Invitation: Conrad Gleber (www.conradgleber.com)

2008.05.09-12 | LOPUD ISLAND, Croatia | “let’s go MENTAL”
Thyssen – Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA 21)
Invitation: Francesca Von Habsburg
www.tba21.org/

2008.04.11 | BARCELONA | SIMAE | “Contemporary Techniques, New Strategies”
www.simae.net/en/simposi.php

2008.04.08 | FRANKFURT | NODE 08, VVVV | “Forum For Digital Arts”
Moderated by: Eno Henze (www.enohenze.de)
www.node08.www.org

2008.04.04 | NEW YORK | MoMA | MIND 08 Symposium | “Design and the Elastic Mind Symposium”
Invitation by MoMA & SEED Magazine – New York, NY, US
http://www.mind08.com/contentSpeakers.html

2007.04.25 | MUNCIE, Indiana | Ball State University
Invitation: Jason Johnson / BSU

2007.04.09 | NEW YORK | Columbia GSAPP
Lecture on “transfer of technology” & fabrication of composite structure
Invitation: Ken Tracy / Associated Fabrication

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MARC FORNES | Publications (to be updated)

2011 | INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE | …/…

2011 | METROPOLIS MAGAZINE | …/…

2011 | PIN-UP | …/…

2011 | PIN-UP | Issue #10 | 10 New York Architects by Felix Burrichter

2010 | MARK | Issue #28 | Oct/Nov 2010 | Featured by Terri Peters (6 pages)

2010 | Visual Catalogue: Greg’s Lynn studio |
Edited by Kristy Balliet and Brennan Buck | Springer Wien New York.

2010 | FORM+CODE in Design, Art, Architecture.
Casey Reas, Chandler Mc Williams and LUST |  Princeton Architectural Press

2008 | DRAWING, the motive of architecture
Author: Peter Cook – Publisher: Wiley-Academy – Collection: AD Primers [Pages: 157-160]

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MARC FORNES | Selected competition jury:

– eVolo 2012: Skyscraper Competition (link)

– TexFaB 2011 (link)

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Selected website :

2007 | www.scriptedbypurpose.net

Fall 2007 | GSAPP / Columbia University | www.ncertainties.wordpress.com
Fall 2008 | GSAPP / Columbia University | www.ncertainties2.wordpress.com
Fall 2008 | Die Angewandte | www.ncertainties3.wordpress.com
Fall 2009 | University of Southern California | www.ncertainties4.wordpress.com
Fall 2009 | GSAPP / Columbia University | www.ncertainties5.wordpress.com

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MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ is kindly supported by:

McNeel & Associates: Rhino3D, Rhinoscript, RhinoPython / Rhinocommon (link)

TDM Solutions: RhinoNest (link)

VRay

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