Jury Announced for 2017 Antepavilion Comission

The jury for the 2017 Antepavilion competition has been announced.

The panel, who will be considering entries for this new annual commission, comprises James Binning, co-founder of Turner Prize-wining Architecture and Art collective Assemble; the Madrid-born artist Ana Genovés; Director of the Architecture Foundation Ellis Woodman; curator and co-director of Open School East, Anna Colin; and Russel Gray of Shiva Ltd. The jury will be chaired by architect Matthew Butcher.

The Antepavilion is a new £25,000 initiative to develop and display experimental city rooftop structures. The project, created by the Art House Foundation and competition sponsor, Shiva Ltd with help from Architecture Foundation, will offer emerging architects, makers and artists an opportunity to create new work within a complex and unique urban environment at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf in the London borough of Hackney.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on the 31st of March 2017.


The Full Jury

James Binning

James Binning is a member of the design collective Assemble which rocked the art and architecture worlds by scooping the 2015 Turner Prize. He was part of the large founding group who realised Assemble's early projects and has since worked on a number of public, cultural, institutional, furniture and installation projects with a range of lifespans and across a range of scales. He currently teaches Assemble’s Diploma Unit 15 at the CASS with Paloma Strelitz.

Ana Genovés

Ana Genovés' work spans a range of media: installation/sculpture, painting and photography. Exhibitions include perFORMa, Fold Gallery, London 2015; The Uplamoor Show, Glasgow International Festival 2014; The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery 2012 andSV12 Members' Show, Studio Voltaire, London, 2012. She was a finalist for the Max Mara Prize for Women 2016 and was shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in 2014, the Paul Hamlyn Award in 1999 and 2010 and the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2001.

Ana has had a studio on site at Laburnum St since the 90s.


Anna Colin

Anna Colin co-founded and co-directs Open School East, an alternative pedagogical and community space recently relocated from London’s East End to Margate. She is an associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and a PhD candidate in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.

Russell Gray

Russell Gray is the principal director of Shiva Ltd the owners of Columbia Wharf/Hoxton Docks.  Shiva is a long-term property investment company working exclusively with sites and buildings of special cultural, architectural or historic interest around central London. "If it isn’t special or different, we don’t do it.” he says when asked what he does in property and building.
To realise its projects Shiva works almost exclusively with its own craftsmen and associated specialist contractors.  Gray is less likely to be found behind a desk than in a workshop or on site with hands on one of the company’s projects. These include rigorous building restorations, experimental structures in new materials and special gardens through to engineering projects on boats and aircraft.  This hands-on approach has led him to rue the absence of such skills in most architects.  Hence the Antepavilion commiission’s emphasis on direct designer engagement in the construction process.

Ellis Woodman

Ellis Woodman is Director of the Architecture Foundation. He is Critic-at-Large for the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review as well as architecture critic for the Daily Telegraph. He is a veteran writer on architecture, a former curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, former editor of Building Design newspaper and author of numerous books including Modernity and Reinvention: The Architecture of James Gowan. 

Matthew Butcher

Matthew Butcher is an academic, writer and designer. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague. Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling’ a temporary radio station in Essex, ‘Flood House’ a floating architecture developed in collaboration with Jes Fernie and Focal Point Gallery in Southend and The Mansio, a retreat for writers and poets that travelled sites across Hadrian’s Wall in the summer of 2016.

He is also the editor and founder of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R.: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research and Lecturer in Architecture and Performance at the Bartlett School of Architecture; where he is also Director of the Undergraduate Architecture Programme. Matthew will chair the jury's deliberations.