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Neil Denari

Displaced Buildings In Aperiodic City
November 6, 2017 — January 1, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: November 6, 2017 (5:30-7 PM)

About the Artist
Neil Denari (b. 1957, Texas) is principal of Neil M. Denari Architects Inc. and Interim Chair of the AUD at UCLA. In 2015, he was elected to The College of Fellows of AIA. Among his many awards is the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo show “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and the 2013 group show New Sculpturalism at MOCA Los Angeles. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world.
Denari’s exhibition features 11 of his studio, NMDA’s unbuilt projects from the past seven years, each originally designed for specific contexts in various cities. Together, these projects, ranging from port terminals and hotels to museums, come together to occupy the voids in Aperiodic City, defining the nodes of its unified contextual field while retaining all attributes of each project’s original intended location and time. It is not the unmaterialized aspect that gives Aperiodic City its fictional quality, but as Sarah Whiting puts it, the “aspiration for an alternate future, combined with the extraordinary precision of [Denari’s] drawings.”

The exhibition will feature eleven inkjet drawings and note book sketches. Neil Denari’s exhibition concept for Aperiodic City is commissioned by ‘T’ Space Gallery.


  • Neil Denari, Clash Tower

    Print, 44" x 72"