Since joining Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in 2016, Alex has been a key designer for many of the studio's significant public projects including the High Line in New York City and The Tide in London. In parallel, he is also a central member of DS+R's independent projects team, contributing to numerous performing and visual arts projects such as: the Mile-Long Opera, a performance work featuring 1,000 singers distributed along the High Line; Deep Blue Sea, a dance work choreographed by Bill T Jones that premiered at the Park Avenue Armory; Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, heralded as one of the most visited exhibitions in the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design, which premiered at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris before traveling to the Dallas Art Museum and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Prior to DS+R, Alex worked at Shigeru Ban Architects, and Steven Holl Architects, and with Christo and Jeanne-Claude to install The Gates in Central Park. His own design work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Designers Week, and the University of Texas, Austin. Alex holds a BSE in Civil Engineering with Architectural Focus from Princeton University.
Lecture by Alex Knezo via zoom as part of the ScenicTalks Lecture Series