2016 Spring Benefit: BEYOND BORDERS





THANK YOU for attending BEYOND BORDERS. See here for photographs of the event.

The BEYOND BORDERS Auction is now closed. See here to view works in the auction. To inquire about available works, please contact Alexandra Axiotis at aa@storefrontnews.org
View the press release for the benefit here.
View the program here.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

TWA Flight Center
6 – 7 pm: Private Auction Preview (for members of the Benefit Committee)
7 – 9:30 pm: Silent Auction, Cocktails, Performances, and International Cuisine
9:30 pm – Midnight: Taking OFF After Party
The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened to the public in 1962 and has been out of use since 2001. On Sunday, May 8th 2016, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted its 2016 Spring Benefit, BEYOND BORDERS, at the iconic terminal. The event was the last public event held in the space before the terminal’s redevelopment.
BEYOND BORDERS reflected upon a growing collective consciousness about spaces of difference and the desire to transcend them.
In the space of the border, architecture intersects with dilemmas of flow, control, identity, and belonging. The scale of such dilemmas ranges from geopolitical to liminal. Borders, as lines of division between political, social, ecological, and moral issues, are subtle and ubiquitous protagonists in the poetics of daily life. They absorb the desires that exist on the margins of the legal and the possible.
The benefit honored architect Teddy Cruz and architectural photographer and agency  Ezra Stoller / ESTO / Erica Stoller.
With music by José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz, the event mixed musical traditions and styles to go beyond notions of geography and time. The evening included a silent auction of international artist works with a live auction component by CK Swett, and a series of events and performances and installations, including:
Dear America, a message by Waris Ahluwalia that discussed the Sikh American experience with TSA and border control in US and abroad.
Art/Architecture Subject Screening, an installation designed by Pentagram and WorldStage that screened guests for their Storefront-like qualities.
0 Borders and Beyond 0, an installation by Huy Bui and Plant-in City that brought nature and plant life into unexpected corners of the terminal.
Eero’s Cloud, a VR installation by Tims Gardner, Daniel Perlin, Dan Taeyoung, and Robert Crabtree, that utilized point cloud data to present a visualization of the terminal.
Growth Movement, an installation by Devin Bean and Matt Mahon of Arup Acoustics, that featured spatially distributed sounds from vehicles and transit-related activities.
BEYOND BORDERS simultaneously provided a space of reflection and projection of local conditions within an expanding global context.

About the Honorees:


Teddy Cruz

Teddy Cruz is recognized internationally for his urban research on the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. His investigation of this contested geography has inspired a practice and pedagogy that emerged from the exposure of territorial and institutional conflict, and has expanded the field of design to confront socio-economic inequality.


He is professor in Public Culture and Urbanization in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-directs the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative and is director of urban research in the UCSD Center on Global Justice. He has taught and lectured widely at renowned educational and cultural institutions including the GSD at Harvard University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Ecole Special D’Architecture in Paris, City College in New York City; the Metropolis program in Barcelona; the Architectural Research program at Goldsmith’s in London; including important keynotes such as the prestigious L’Enfant Lecture by the American Planning Association, the first international James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize at the CCA in Montreal and the LSE in London, the 2013 Istanbul Art Biennial and TED-Global in Edinburgh.


Teddy has received many prestigious awards including the Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991, various AIA Honor Awards, the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Forum Award and the Robert Taylor Teaching Award. In 2011, he received a US Artist Award; a “Global Award for Sustainable Architecture,” by the French National Museum of Architecture; and was selected by the FORD Foundation to receive their “Visionary Leader Award.” In 2013, he received an Architecture Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City and was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company Magazine.


His work has been published in DOMUS, Art Forum, Metropolis, The New York Times, Praxis, VERB, Yale’s Perspecta and Harvard Design Magazine among others, and in exhibition catalogues such as Creative Time’s Living as Form, and the NY Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth. He has exhibited internationally in important cultural venues such as the Venice, Istanbul, Auckland, Rotterdam, Lisbon and Shenzhen Biennials, and seminal architectural shows such as Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Wohnungsfrage: The Housing Question, a housing exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.


He is presently co-curating with long-time collaborator political theorist Fonna Forman and former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus, the Bi-national Citizenship Culture Survey, an unprecedented protocol-document funded by the FORD Foundation that surveys cross-border civic infrastructure, public trust and social norms, to generate new collaborative strategies for cross-border urban intervention between the municipalities of San Diego and Tijuana. He is also director of the Political Equator Meetings, an ongoing series of nomadic urban actions and debates involving the public and communities, oscillating across diverse contested jurisdictions, sites and stations throughout the Tijuana-San Diego border region.


Ezra Stoller / ESTO / Erica Stoller

Many modern buildings are recognized and remembered by the images Ezra Stoller created. He was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of Modern architecture. Born in Chicago in 1915, Stoller grew up in New York and studied architecture at NYU. As a student, he began photographing buildings, models and sculpture. He graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design in 1938. In 1940-1941, Stoller worked with the photographer Paul Strand in the Office of Emergency Management. He was drafted in 1942 and was a photographer at the Army Signal Corps Photo Center. After World War II, Stoller continued his career as an architectural photographer and also focused on industrial and scientific commissions. Over the next forty years, he became best known for images of buildings.


Stoller was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of Modern architecture. During his long career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, I.M. Pei, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier and Mies van der Rohe, among others. He received a Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the Pratt Institute in 1998 and The American Institute of Architects Award for Architectural Photography in 1961. Stoller died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004. Stoller’s work is in numerous collections including the Addison Museum, Canadian Centre for Architecture, High Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art and in private collections. In 1966 Stoller founded ESTO, a photo agency specializing in images of the built environment; now headed by his daughter Erica Stoller, a writer and visual artist.  

James Steven and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Tyler Morse and MCR Development



The BEYOND BORDERS Auction is now closed. To see a list of works in the auction, see here. To inquire about available works, please contact Alexandra Axiotis at aa@storefrontnews.org


Peter Aaron
Lindsey Adelman
David Adjaye
Alejandro Aravena
Richard Barnes
Sebastiaan Bremer
Teddy Cruz
David Deutsch
Tara Donovan
Sam Durant
Romain Erkiletlian
Molly Findlay / Mother of Thousands
Fort Standard
Liam Gillick
Terence Gower
Paul Graham
Jamie Gray
Paula Hayes
Tyler Hays for BDDW
Steven Holl
Cody Hoyt
Alfredo Jaar
Ania Jaworska
Doug Johnston
Misha Kahn
Anna Karlin
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Paul Loebach
Thom Mayne
Giancarlo Mazzanti
Christina McPhee
Mario Milana
Rafael Moneo
Antoni Muntadas
Shirin Neshat
Sarah Oppenheimer
José Parlá
Enoc Perez
Denise Scott Brown
Kate Shepherd
Álvaro Siza
Keith Sonnier
Jan Staller
Ian Stell
Ezra Stoller
Do Ho Suh
Stephen Talasnik
Janaina Tschape
Clement Valla
Yvonne Venegas
Lawrence Weiner
James Welling
Karl Zahn
Jeff Zimmerman
Bid now on Artspace.

Benefit Commitee

Storefront’s Benefit Committee is comprised of the most celebrated and innovative voices in art, architecture, and design. See below for a full list of committee members.









Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Peter Guggenheimer

Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown

Lauren Kogod and David Smiley

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Protravel International

Robert M. Rubin and Stéphane Samuel

Artur Walther




DDG Foundation

Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer

Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

Sara Meltzer and David Ladik

Sidewalk Labs



Andy Klemmer / Paratus Group

Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss

Joseph Mizzi, Sciame Construction, LLC


Margery Perlmutter

Reddymade Architecture and Design

Sylvia Smith, FXFOWLE


Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC

Preeti Sriatana, MN Design Professional Corporation

Thornton Tomasetti

Turner Construction Company



Spencer Bailey

George Baird

Beyer Blinder Belle

Giuliana Bruno and Andrew Fierberg

Alissa Bucher and Rob Rogers

Nils and Maddy Burke-Vigeland

Rafael de Cardenas

Susan Chin and Charles McKinney

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley

Eric Diefenbach and James Keith Brown

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio

Elysium Health

Ennead Architects, LLP

Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble 
Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper
Mark Fletcher + Tobias Meyer
Judy Gallent and Scott Metzner
Gluckman Tang
Campbell and Allison Hyers

Steve Incontro and David Joselit

Bjarke Ingels

Henry Justin

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Margaret Sullivan Studio

Marc Kushner – Co-Founder, Architizer / Hollwich Kushner

Marpillero Pollak Architects

Graciela and Neal Meltzer

Robert and Meryl Meltzer

Mark Noë, Noë & Associates


Nat Oppenheimer and Karen Frome

Juergen Riehm and David Piscuskas, 1100 Architect

Charles Renfro

Rockwell Group

Fernando Romero

SHoP Architects

Sumaida + Khurana

Suzan Tillotson

Taylor and Miller Architecture

TEN Arquitectos

Tsao & McKown Architects


WXY Architecture + Urban Design



Roanne Adams, RoAndCo Studio

David Alhadeff, The Future Perfect

Sean Anderson

Waris Ahluwalia

The Architect’s Newspaper

Asymptote Architecture

Atelier Courbet

Jake Barton, Founder, Local Projects


Belmont Freeman Architects

Dror Benshetrit

Philip G. Bernstein, FAIA

Holly Block

Felix Burrichter


Fredrik Carlström, Austere

Geoff Cook, Base Design

Christina R. Davis

Scott Dadich

Winka Dubbeldam, Archi-Tectonics

Anita Durst

Keller Easterling

Anne Edgar

E.J. Farhood

Everard & Molly Findlay

Richard Flood

Hal Foster

Friedman Benda Gallery

Alexander Gorlin


Claudia Gould

Brandon Haw Architecture

Molly Heintz

Peter Hochschild

Tracey Hummer

Merica May Jensen

Mary Margaret Jones, Hargreaves Jones

Laura Kurgan

Phyllis Lambert

James Lima Planning + Development

Rose Lord




Melissa Shoes


Joeb Moore & Partners, Architects, LLC


Sarah Natkins

OMA New York

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Meredith Palmer

Avani Parikh

Patrick Parrish Gallery

Lisa Phillips


Benjamin Prosky

R & Company

Mark Robbins

Roll & Hill

Bonnie Roche Architect

Joel Sanders, JSA

Ramses S. Serrano

Slade Architecture


Benedetta Tagliabue

Tina Kim Gallery

Henry Urbach

Volume Gallery

W Architecture and Landscape

Madeline Weinrib

Mabel Wilson

Karen Wong

Forest Young

Bettina Zerza

Ralph Zucker, Bell Works

Event Partners


Astor Center


Huy Bui, Plant-In City

Cloud No. 9 Estate


Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Legs Media


Ninkasi Brewing

Original New York Seltzer



Protravel International

Samsung Accelerator

Soho Reprographics

Somethin’ Brewin

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Various Projects


VOSS Artesian Water from Norway