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About Exutoire



Exutoire is a transversal practice that looks to the intersection of architecture, art and activism to explore the power and potentials of architecture beyond architecture alone. Exutoire has an ironic, ultra-referential, queer, cute, joyous and playful approach to things, and uses this to deal with projects that range from architecture, furniture and exhibition design, to drawing and photography, to writing, publishing and printed matters. Exutoire is presently obsessed with physical models, furniture experiments, and the quest for alternative practices of architecture.

Exutoire was created in 2019 by Bùi Quý Sơn (VN) and Paul-Antoine Lucas (FR), based in Oslo (NO). In 2021, we curated with Armelle Breuil an exhibition, a podcast and a publication series titled Safe Space which investigates diversity, representation and equity in architecture. We are currently teaching our Master's Studio course "Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design with Hanna Birkeland Bergh. We are also guest curators at ROM for kunst og arkitektur for the Queer Cultural Year program 2022–2023.

Exutoire is based in Grünerløkka, Oslo and works on projects across Oslo (NO), Paris (FR) and Hà Nội (VN). Exutoire's portrait courtesy of Solène Moscato, Paris, 2022.

2022–

Guest curators at ROM for kunst og arkitektur for the Queer Cultural Year program 2022–2023

2020/2022–

Assistant professors at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

2020–

Founding members of Safe Space Collective

2019–

Co-founders of Exutoire


Exhibitions, Residencies and Curatorial Projects

2022–2023 (upcoming)

Exhibition and seminar on queering space at ROM for kunst og arkitektur

2022 (upcoming)

Curatorial project "A Queer Practice of Architecture" in development

10/2021

Safe Space Zine Launch at ROM for kunst og arkitektur

09–10/2021

Safe Space Podcast

05–06/2021

Safe Space exhibition/residency in collaboration with ROM for kunst og arkitektur


Publications

2022 (forthcoming)

Nationaltheatret: Out of House. Oslo: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, 2022 / Editors and designers

01/2022

“For en mer rettferdig arkitektur” (For a more equitable architecture) in Arkitektnytt / Co-authors with Armelle Breuil

10/2021

“Twelve Tableaux: Tales of a Queer Architecture”, in Safe Space Zine 6: a queer practice of architecture. Oslo: Safe Space Publishing, 2021 / Authors

10/2021

Safe Space Zine 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Oslo: Safe Space Publishing, 2021 / Editors and designers

08/2021

In Transit Studio: Oslo Files. Oslo: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, 2021 / Co-editors with Håvard Breivik-Khan and Tone Selmer-Olsen; designers

03/2021

Photobook—A cabinet of found objects. Self-published edition of 25 / Author and designer (Bùi Quý Sơn)

12/2020

Arkitektstudenter skriver: Treasures from the AHO library. Oslo: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, 2020 / Co-editor (Paul-Antoine Lucas) with Mari Hvattum and Victor Plahte Tschudi; designer


Lectures and Talks

12/2021

"Books, Books, Books" / MA Curatorial Practice / Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen

11/2021

“Model, Camera, Picture” / In Transit Studio, Master of Architecture / The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

06/2021

"Queering Space" / In conversation with Frederick Nathanael and Martine Johansen about Et skeivt kultursenter i Oslo / Melahuset

04/2021

“Models, Models, Models” / Master of Architecture / “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest


Grants and Awards

2021

Canadian Centre for Architecture / Finalist of the Emerging Curator Residency Program 2021–2022

2021

Kulturetaten (Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo) / Etableringsstipend

2021

Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway) / Gjesteopphold, with ROM for kunst og arkitektur

2021

Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway) / Tverrfaglige tiltak

2021

Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway) / Tidsskrift og kritikk ekstraordinær utlysning - kulturelt mangfold

2021

Fritt Ord (The Freedom of Speech Foundation), with ROM for kunst og arkitektur

2021

Balansekunst (The Art of Balance), with ROM for kunst og arkitektur

2017

CHART Art Fair Architecture Competition / Honorable mention


Press

10/2021

Arkitektnytt, "Slipper fanziner"

04/2021

Arkitektnytt, "Et trygt rom"

02/2021

Utrop, "Ny podcast om arkitektur med minoritetsfokus"

About Exutoire


Exutoire

Bùi Quý Sơn

2019–

Architect and visual artist

2019–2021

Landscape architect at SLA

2017–2019

Architect at Ghilardi+Hellsten

2018

Published in Wallpaper* Graduate Directory

2016–2018

Co-founder and clothing designer at The Pilot Episode

2016–2017

Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Assistant at the Lighting Laboratories

2015

Graphic designer at Homecore

2014–2015

Object and furniture designer at Saint Laurent

2014

Worked at Ciguë

2011–2014

Studied at ENSA Paris-Malaquais

Paul-Antoine Lucas

2021–

Member of the program committee at OAF Oslo Arkitektforening

2020–

Assistant professor at AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design

2016–

Web responsible for OCCAS

2018–2021

Architect at Spacegroup

2021

Editor for the publication Arkitekstudenter skriver

2019

Recipient of the Renzo Piano World Tour Award

2016–2019

Graphic designer and web responsible for the research project PriARc

2015–2018

Studied at AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design

2017–2018

Worked at Ghilardi+Hellsten

2017

Worked at Bjarke Ingels Group

2014–2015

Worked at Louis Vuitton

2014

Worked at Moreau Kusunoki

2013

Studied at Hong Kong University

2013

Worked at Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop

2011–2014

Studied at ENSA Paris-Malaquais