: Master Jury
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. Professor Bhabha was born in India and educated at the University of Bombay and then at the University of Oxford. He is considered one of the most prominent and influential figures in the fields of postcolonial studies and cultural theory and his scholarly interests include cultural migration, globalization and human rights.
Okwui Enwezor is a curator, critic, and poet, and Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at the San Francisco Art Institute, Adjunct Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, and Artistic Director of the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Spain. He has been visiting professor in art history at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Columbia, Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and Umea (Sweden), and was Artistic Director of Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany, 1998-2002) and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennial (1996-1997).
Homa Farjadi is a principal of Farjadi Architects, London, and Professor in Practice of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Tehran University and the Architectural Association (AA) Graduate School of Architecture. Professor Farjadi taught at the AA as a Diploma School unit master (1980-87), at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (1989-1997), at Yale University where she held Eero Saarinen and Bishop Visiting Professorship Chairs, and at the University of Pennsylvania where she held the Bruce Graham Chair.
Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian artist based in London who works in sculpture, painting, installations, film, and animation. One of the key figures of young British sculptors who emerged in the early 1980s, she remains at the forefront of contemporary art. Professor Houshiary was born and raised in Iran, and moved to London in 1974; she studied at the Chelsea School of Art (1976-1979) and was Junior Fellow at Cardiff College of Art (1979-1980). After graduating, she rapidly established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation, initially known for her sculpture.
Sahel Al-Hiyari is the principal architect in the firm Sahel Al-Hiyari and Partners in Amman. He holds Bachelor Degrees in both architecture and the fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture degree in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; he also undertook post-graduate study at the school of architecture at the University of Venice, where he taught from 1993-1995.
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies in the history department and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University; previously, he taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, and Georgetown, Columbia, and Chicago Universities. He studied history at Yale University and received a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. Professor Khalidi is the editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and past president of the Middle East Studies Association; he was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation for the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations in Madrid and Washington from October 1991 until June 1993.
Brigitte Shim is a principal in the Toronto-based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and, since 1988, a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Brigitte Shim and her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe’s design practice, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, was founded in 1994 and reflects their shared interest and passion for the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and interior and industrial design.
Han Tümertekin is a practicing architect based in Istanbul and principal of Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd., a firm he established in 1986. He previously worked as an architect in Paris. His work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects primarily in Turkey, as well as in the Netherlands, Japan, United Kingdom, France, China, Mongolia and Kenya. Mr. Tümertekin was trained in architecture at Istanbul Technical University and completed graduate studies in historic preservation at the University of Istanbul.
Kenneth Yeang is an architect-planner and one of the foremost designers, theoreticians, and thinkers in the field of green design. A pioneer in a new genre of tall buildings referred to as “bioclimatic skyscrapers”, Yeang’s internationally renowned work specializes in the design of “green” architecture, or ecologically-responsive large buildings and master plans. With offices in Kuala Lumpur, London, Beijing, Singapore, and Australia, he has designed more than a dozen high-rise towers and over two hundred projects worldwide.