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Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai Breath of an Architect

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From December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents an exhibition created by the Indian architecture studio, Studio Mumbai, directed by Bijoy Jain.

Born in 1965 in Mumbai, Bijoy Jain explores in his studio the links between art, architecture, and materials. For the Fondation Cartier, Bijoy Jain has conceived an exhibition inspired by the rhythm of breathing, offering a space for reverie and contemplation in dialogue with Jean Nouvel’s building. Uniting man and nature, light and shadow, bamboo, brick and stone, Bijoy Jain has formed a meditative landscape taking us into the heart of creation. Sculptures, objects, and furniture interact with artworks by Chinese painter Hu Liu and Turkish ceramist Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye, invited by the architect.
The catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition invites readers to discover Bijoy Jain’s aesthetics and philosophy. Accompanying the conception of the exhibition, this richly illustrated book focuses on the artist’s drawings, photographs of his studio and works in the making.

Editor Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Languages Bilingual French/English version

Hardback, 29 × 36 cm, 144 pages

Design Taku Satoh, TSDO, Tokyo
ISBN 978-2-86925-181-6
Release December 2023

Bijoy Jain

Born in 1965 in Mumbai, India, Bijoy Jain, founder and lead architect of Studio Mumbai, holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, United States (1990). After working in Los Angeles and London, he returned to India in 1995 and, the following year, established Bijoy Jain & Associates. In 2005, the architect changed his production model and founded Studio Mumbai, a human-centered infrastructure where architects and artisans work between tradition and modernity using local resources. He sees architecture as a communication between culture and time.

Bijoy Jain has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, at the Yale School of Architecture, and at the Academy of Architecture of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, Switzerland. His work has also been shown all over the world, including the architecture biennales of Venice (2010 and 2016) and Chicago (2017). Studio Mumbai has been the recipient of many awards, including the Dean’s Medal from Washington University in St. Louis (2021), the Alvar Aalto Medal (2020), the Gold Medal from the Académie d’architecture, Paris (2014), the BSI Swiss Architectural Award (2012), the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award presented in Finland (2012), and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (2009). Studio Mumbai was also a finalist for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.


Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai Le souffle de l’architecte