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    PILIS, Alexander
    Date: Canadian, born Brazil, 1954
    Alexander Pilis was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian & Canadian citizenship. Lives and works out of Montreal, Canada and São Paulo Brazil.
    Pilis is an associate professor at John H. Daniels, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto and lecturer at the MFA department Concordia University.
    He taught at Metropolis an architectural and urbanism master program at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and at the Master program Architecture and Urban design Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona 1999 - 2008. He is an un-disciplined and de-disciplined architectural investigator, artist and curator working under the aegis of “Architecture Parallax.” It is a methodology for discourse that in praxis poses questions, how to think, articulate, represent another ordering system not based on vision, not dependent upon this visual singularity, not based on sight as the singular verification of reality.
    Pilis instigates a multi-media project exploring issues and questions regarding “the blind architect” as a critique of the modernization of vision and the collapse of the depth of field.
    He has exhibited, lectured, delivered workshops and published internationally; Canada, USA, England, Spain, Germany, Italy and Brazil. Pilis is represented by Galeria Virgílio in São Paulo, Brazil - and Peak Gallery in Toronto, Canada -
    His project works can be found at
    Source: Alexander Pilis