Woodbury School of Architecture professor Annie Chu, FAIA, IIDA, and Chu + Gooding Architects recently completed the exhibition design for We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, an exhibition at the California African American Museum. Focusing on the work of African American women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. The exhibition highlights the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.
Annie also joined Chu + Gooding Architects associate Andrea Dietz to lead the exhibition design for Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin, which opened to the public on September 16th at the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens. Curated by Catherine Hess and Daniela Bleichmar, Visual Voyages is the contribution of The Huntington to the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. The exhibition surveys the connections among art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century.
Annie Chu is an architect, interior designer, educator, and a founding principal of the award-winning CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles with a deep portfolio of Interior Architecture projects focusing on world-class arts, cultural, and higher education clients. Leveraging her design reputation, Annie champions interior architecture as a distinct and emerging discipline, advancing design excellence through teaching, public speaking, design juries, and her leadership in the civic and professional realms. Annie’s appointment echos her commitment to professional service; she currently holds serves on the AIA Interior Architecture Committee, on the Design Review Committee to the UC Santa Barbara Office of the Chancellor, and on Contract magazine’s editorial advisory board.