Storefront for Art and Architecture presents the Speechbuster Residency, a program which inserts public debate within private spaces and activates public discourse through a series of conversations, screenings and events negotiating between the performativity of the Speechbuster, contemporary issues in art and architecture, and the space it occupies. 


The Speechbuster makes its first stop at the Exhibition Space at RVA located at Rafael Viñoly’s New York downtown office. 


Its second stop will be in an OfficeUS Outpost Office located at 97 Kenmare as part of the OfficeUS project, the 2014 United States Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale de Venezia in Venice, Italy.


About the Speechbuster Residency Program
The Speechbuster, commissioned by Storefront with the support of the Rauschenberg Foundation and designed collaboratively by architect Jimenez Lai and artist Grayson Cox, embarks on a journey through a series of stimulating spaces in New York City. For each residency, the performative, multi-function, multi-layer, Storefront gallery-sized table, inserts public debate within private spaces bringing the Storefront programming Series outside of the galley space. 


  • 1ST STOP /  Exhibition Space at  Rafael Viñoly Architects  / MAY 14th, 2014  


Located within the headquarters of Rafael Viñoly Architects at 50 Vandam Street in West SoHo, the exhibition space is a 2,450 square foot multi-function workspace with 25-foot ceilings. It regularly hosts meetings, lectures, workshops, events and temporary exhibitions.  About Rafael Viñoly Architects:  Founded in 1983 and based in New York City, Rafael Viñoly Architects is an internationally renowned firm with offices in London and Abu Dhabi. The firm has completed an unusually large number of diverse projects on five continents that range in scale from laboratory casework detailing to master planning. Over the past quarter century, the practice’s key trademark is the ability to reinvent institutional typologies and integrate the public realm into civic buildings.


  • 2ND STOP / 97 Kenmare OfficeUS Outpost / JUNE 17th, 2014






If you are interested in partnering with Storefront for a SpeechBuster Residency Program, please send an email to with the Subject Line: Speechbuster Residency.

The Speechbuster is made possible by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.