Nora Wendl is a writer, artist and educator who uses disciplinary strategies drawn equally from literature, visual art, historiography and architecture to amplify overlooked or suppressed narratives within the built and unbuilt environment. She holds the position of Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico.
She has also held residencies at Jack Straw and Coast Time, and has exhibited and lectured widely, including at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Venice Biennale, and TU Delft (Netherlands). She is at work on a book that revises the history of the Dr. Edith Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois, Mies van der Rohe, 1951) through an embodied, feminist lens, as well as an exhibition that reflects on her engagement with the artifacts of this history. Toward this end, she has workshopped the book at Tin House (Portland, Oregon, 2017), and has exhibited the visual component of it at Albuquerque-based galleries Central Features Contemporary Art and Sanitary Tortilla Factory in 2018—most notably in the exhibition Beautiful Test Sites/Now I am become death with artist Mitchell Squire.
Wendl is co-author of Ave Maria (Savannah: A-B Editions, 2016), with photographer Rylan Steele, with whom she was named a finalist for the 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize from the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. Wendl is also co-editor of Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate, 2013) with Dr. Isabelle Loring Wallace. She is published in 306090, Architecture and Culture, Forty-Five, Journal of Architectural Education, Offramp, On Site: Review, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, and Thresholds.
Truth & Reconciliation 2018/2019
Albuquerque, NM USA