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Antonio Torres


Antonio Torres explores expressions and sensations through architecture and various media. He cofounded the Bittertang Farm as a place to experiment with the physics, biology, behaviors, and emotions of our surroundings. He continues to create projects between his childhood home in Michoacan, Mexico, and the city of Chicago. He is an Assistant Professor at UIC School of Architecture and has taught advanced design studios at Columbia University in New York. Recently, he has built three inflatable pavilions, a pregnant, sugar-oozing piñata, a plush toy collection, a sagging birdcage, a room of wax, an edible environment, and a living amphitheater. Torres is the recipient of numerous architectural awards, including the Architectural League Prize and the New Practices Award from AIANY. He was a finalist in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Competition and was awarded the TED Fellowship.