Andrew Schachman

Biography

Andrew Schachman designs environments, infrastructures, and installations.  

He is the co-founder and co-director of two non-profit organizations that are experimental spaces for delivering arts and culture within existing metropolitan networks: Floating Museum and Fieldwork Collaborative Projects.  Floating Museum is an arts organization that creates new models, exploring the relationships between art, community, architecture, and public institutions. Via site-responsive art, design, and cultural programs, Floating Museum explores the potential in these relationships, considering the infrastructure, history, and aesthetics of a space.  Fieldwork Collaborative Projects is a trans-disciplinary research and cultural organization that works beyond the confines of conventional institutional boundaries to transform and re-program civic spaces habitually conceived for sport and recreation into platforms for cultural activity and civic engagement.  Fieldwork is an official program partner of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and its recent projects have received generous support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Clarence S. Stein Institute at Cornell University.

Principal of Studio Andrew Schachman, Andrew recently completed the design for the Palais de Tokyo’s exhibition, “Singing Stones,” in the roundhouse of the DuSable Museum of African American History.  Trained as an architect, Schachman designed and managed projects for the offices of Doug Garofalo, Carol Ross Barney, Zaha Hadid and Perkins + Will.  His projects have received numerous awards including the Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.  

Exhibitions

Tatiana Bilbao: Unraveling Modern Living, group show, Fieldwork Collaborative Projects, Graham Foundation for Advanced Research in the Fine Arts, Chicago, 2019

Cultural Transit Assembly / CTA Green Line, Floating Museum, Chicago, 2018-2019

Health Club, group show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2018

River Assembly, Floating Museum, Chicago, 2017-2018

How to Give Life to a Mountain, Floating Museum in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, 2017

Echo Location, Burnham Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 2017

Singing Stones, observatory and scenography by Studio Andrew Schachman, Burnham Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 2017

More Strange than True, Fieldwork Collaborative Projects in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Pulaski Park, Chicago, 2016

The Chicago Effect, Institution as Signifier: Education as Art Form, 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2014

The Chicago Effect, Institution as Agent, 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2014

Profiles

Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
773.702.5890
Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
1130 East 59th Street
773.702.8410
Lisa Zaher
Lisa Zaher
Modern and Contemporary Art
2013-14
University of Chicago
Conservation Research Fellow