The 2020-2021 Exhibit Columbus Curators are Iker Gil, founder of MAS Studio and the nonprofit MAS Context and executive director of the SOM Foundation, and Mimi Zeiger, a Los Angeles-based critic, editor, and curator.

Gil and Zeiger bring an extensive background in researching and creating exhibitions and publications around architecture and design through themes related to alternative histories of modernism, cities and the urgencies of civic space, resiliency, and connectivity.

Working alongside the Exhibit Columbus team, the co-curators will develop the curatorial theme and shape the upcoming two-year cycle of programming, which will include the 2020 Symposium and the 2021 Exhibition, scheduled to take place from August 20–November 28, 2021.

“What makes Columbus’ design history so unique is the investment in architecture as a social project. We are thrilled to join the Exhibit Columbus team and the Columbus community to shape conversations, installations, and research honoring this past, while recognizing the complex social and ecological issues facing American towns and cities at this very moment. And it is through architecture and design—through the symposium and exhibition—that we hope to explore meaningful and necessary ways forward.”

Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger, 2020-21 Exhibit Columbus Curators