ABOUT

Paola Zellner graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires and practiced architecture in Argentina and Uruguay. She obtained a Masters Degree from SCI-Arc, practiced in Los Angeles with Norman R. Millar Architects, and together with Jim Bassett started Zellner + Bassett, receiving in 2010 the AIA Blue Ridge Award of Excellence. She taught at Woodbury University, the University of Michigan, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and member of the Executive Committee of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Her research interests on material, mainly textile media, and responsive environments, focus on the exploration of form and space at the convergence of art, design and technology. Her collaborative works include installations: “The Book of Lies,” for artist Eugenia Butler at 18th Street Arts Center, CA (2007), “Between the Pyramid and the Labyrinth,” Moss Art Center, Blacksburg (2013), “Reclaiming Space,” University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2014); “Luminescent Forest,” Horton Gallery (2015); “30 x 30,” at the 18th UIFA Congress (2015), also shown as exhibit at the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura in Buenos Aires (2015); and student projects developed for NASA on textile wearable technology. She received the 2014 Xcaliber team award for the course Textile Space. Her scholarship has been published in Museum making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012)