Faculty member Florencia Pita is the recipient of a Graham Foundation grant to support a solo exhibition and catalog presenting a comprehensive survey of her work. Organized by the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art (UMMA) and curated by Joseph Rosa, Florencia Pita/fpmod explores the provocations and intersections of digital technology, material experimentation, femininity, and ornament in the work of Argentina-born, Los Angeles-based architect and designer.
Florencia Pita, Machinic Tendencies installation at the Beijing Architecture Biennial, 2010, Beijing. Lapset Playground Competition, Finland, 2009. fpMod Team: Ed Kim.
The exhibition, on view at UMMA from January 19 to June 16, and its related publication trace the evolution of Pita’s design ideology through installation pieces, urban design, tableware, furniture, and architecture, as well as small adornments. Pita’s boldly colored works draw from literary, art, and biological sources; employ cutting-edge architectural fabrication techniques; and cross borders of visual art, architecture, and design.