Poured Architecture at the Graham Foundation

Poured Architecture at the Graham Foundation

The exhibition Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac opens at the Graham Foundation in Chicago on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The exhibition, co-curated by Carlos Copertone, Patxi Eguiluz, and Iker Gil, will be on display until April 25.

The exhibition Poured Architecture establishes a dialogue between the late Spanish architect Miguel Fisac and the contemporary work of the Basque-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sergio Prego. Through a new body of work supported by a Graham Foundation Fellowship, Prego explores the possibility and synchronicity of materials and processes across architecture and visual art in a new series of sculptures and drawings inspired by Fisac’s innovative architecture and construction techniques. Here, Prego plays with scale and texture and creates his pneumatic and concrete structures within the context of Fisac’s methodology—chiefly arquitectura vertida, the patented cast concrete system that Fisac created, known in English as poured architecture. Drawings by Prego, displayed alongside facsimiles of material culled from Fisac’s archive, further illustrate the confluence of the two practices that both employ themes of material fluidity and malleability and investigate using materials such as plastic, concrete, and aluminum. This exhibition invites a multifaceted conversation about architectural imagination, experimentation, and material expression.

Opening Reception
February 11, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Graham Foundation

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Graham Foundation website.


Installation view of “High-Rise,” Sergio Prego at CA2M, Madrid, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Photo: Sergio Prego