Grandeza’s research and creative practice detects, denounces and challenges the transformative violence that late-capitalist practices apply over subjects, spaces and ecologies. As a collective, they started collaborating in Madrid in 2011, where they graduated together as Masters in Architecture at the Polytechnic School of Architecture (ETSAM). Since then, they have developed a trans-disciplinary practice based on collaborations with architects, collectives, artists and institutions in Madrid, Berlin and Sydney. Their work has been exhibited and published in Germany (Bauhaus Dessau in 2014); USA (1st Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015); Australia (Mildura Arts Centre in 2016, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2017, Bank Art Museum Moree in 2018, Tin Sheds Gallery in 2018, and the Australian Design Centre in 2018); Chile (XX Chilean Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in 2017); Spain (XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in 2018); Italy (XXII Triennale di Milano in 2019) and the Netherlands (Bureau Europa in 2019).

Since mid-2017, the Grandeza members started collaborating with Miguel Rodriguez-Casellas (alias Bajeza) thus forming the architectural ménage à quatre Grandeza/Bajeza. They share a commitment to linking pedagogy, research, critical thinking, and creative practice as complementary tools for political emancipation. Their most recent project, Teatro Della Terra Alienata, was the Australian pavilion at the XXII Triennale di Milano, which received the Golden Bee Award for the best national pavilion.

Contact

Phone: +61 (2) 434 483 695
Email: amaia.sanchez-velasco@uts.edu.au
Email: jorge.valienteoriol@uts.edu.au
Email: gonzalo.valiente@uts.edu.au
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Partners: Amaia Sanchez-Velasco, Jorge Valiente Oriol and Gonzalo Valiente