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Juan Suárez Ávila

Juan Suárez Ávila

1946. Artist. Professor of Drawing. Founding partner of CHSarquitectos.

Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Projects, ETSAS.

Juan March Foundation Scholar 1976. CINFE 1980.

Winner of the 1976 Nuremberg Biennial Award. ARTEDER’82.

He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad.

He has designed or curated the following, among others: Collection of King Gustav VII. Velázquez and Seville. Andalusia and the Mediterranean. Metropolis Totius Hispaniae. Contemporary Art in Private Collections.

His work can be seen at the Caixa Foundation, Juan March Foundation, BASF-Ludwigshafen, Cuenca Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, Reina Sofía, Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Patio Herreriano, Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art (CAAC). Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Member of the jury at FAD 1996 Architecture and IberFAd Alejandro de la Sota.

Municipal Restoration Institute, Granada. Seville Association of Architects. FOCUS/Abengoa. CICUS. University of Seville. Navarre Provincial Government. EXPO’92.Seville/ Montpellier.

Member of the editorial board for Separata. Literatura, Arte y Pensamiento.

He was Advisory Member of the Cartuja Santa María de las Cuevas Board of Trustees. Seville.

Coordinating director for the Plan for Viability and Adaptation of Uses, Reales Atarazanas de Seville.

He has given lectures and seminars at the University of Seville and Pablo de Olavide, the Juan March Foundation, Luis Cernuda, Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art (CAAC), College of Architecture of the University of Seville (ETSAS), Teatro Maestranza, Malaga Contemporary Art Centre (CACM), EUROPAN 7, Training in Design COPT Andalusia Regional Government, Menéndez Pelayo International University, Cádiz Association of Architects.

He writes for several specialised journals as well as books on art and architecture.

The University of Seville has recently published his research work entitled Nuevos Modos de Habitar (New Ways of Living).

Educational and cultural activities