MoMA Hires Pedro Gadanho as Curator of Architecture and Design

Mr. Gadanho

Pedro Gadanho has been named curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s department of architecture and design, Artforum reports. He will start on January 11, 2012.

Mr. Gadanho is a Lisbon-based architect and scholar who focuses on architecture’s relationship with contemporary culture. He will be overseeing MoMA’s “Issues in Contemporary Architecture” series as well as the Young Architects Program, among other tasks.

“As a key liaison between the museum and academics, practitioners, and partner organizations, he will solidify our role as an international showcase for the most innovative contemporary architects, and will help us develop positions of relevance in contemporary architecture in exhibitions and programs,” Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson chief curator of architecture and design, said in a statement.

Mr. Gadanho designed the House in Torres Vedras in Portugal, which is famous for its bright colors and strange shapes and angles; it is like a Dan Flavin sculpture you can live in.

MoMA Hires Pedro Gadanho  as Curator of Architecture and Design