Artem Kitaev

Artem Kitaev, born in 1985 is an architect, architectural researcher and academic. He received architectural education in Moscow Architectural Institute and Moscow Academic Art Lyceum at the Academy of Arts. For more than 6 years Leonid has been a colaborator of Meganom Architects in Moscow and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. Artem is a founding partner of an award-winning office “KOSMOS Architects”. Among other prizes KOSMOS won “Prix de Genève” - Prize of Geneva in experimental architecture, got nominated to Swiss Art and Design Awards, received “Milano Archmarathon” award, Pro Helvetia prize for Swiss Pavilion for Prague Quadrennial and “Archiwood” Awards for the best public building in wood. Work of KOSMOS has been widely published and exhibited, including Venice Biennale, American Institute of Architects and Swiss Architecture Museum. KOSMOS designs and builds projects of diverse scales and types: from art installations and temporary pavilions to big public buildings such as sport centers, museums and airports, as well as masterplans and big urban parks. Besides practice, Artem is a professor, leading a design studio in TU Wien (Vienna Technological University), HEAD Genève (Geneva University of art and design), and MARCH (Moscow Architectural School). Artem has been invited as a workshop leader to Porto Academy, Strelka Institute of Architecture and Design, KarlsruheInstitute of Architecture, Kotor APSS, Hello Wood Hungary, University of Antwerpen, and previously led a design studio at Bangkok’s Royal Chulalongkorn University, INDA faculty. Artem has been invited lecturer and critic at various institutions, including: ETH Zurich; Royal College of Arts, London; ETSAM Madrid; Mendrisio Academy of Architecture; Swiss Architecture Museum SAM Basel; Strelka Institute; Lausanne forum of Architecture; CCA Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal; Moscow Architecture Instititute (MARKHI); Milano Triennale; Venice Biennale and more. Currently Artem lives in Graz.



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