bio

LANI FENDER

d.o.b :: 
09.09.80

education ::
Bachelor of Architecture first class honours, RMIT Australia + La Universidad De Las Americas, Mexico).

credentials ::
Architects Registration Board Victoria registration no. 18095

current work :: 
fender katsalidis architects architecture practice
architects without frontiers not for profit organisation
art + architecture commissions

 
Lani is a multidisciplinary architect and artist. Her professional experience encompasses the arts, design, construction and architecture fields in Australia, New York, Vietnam, South Africa and Mexico. She has  worked in renowned design and architecture firms such as Emery Vincent Design, Norman Day and Associates and Frederic Schwartz Architects in New York City. Lani is presently employed at Fender Katsalidis Architects, an internationally acclaimed, award winning architecture practice. She has also been involved with Architects Without Frontiers since 2006, has tutored design at the RMIT Architecture department and is often invited to be a guest member on design panels. 

artistic timeline::
Eppicentric
Description :: H3m x W.7m sculpture
Medium :: steel road signs, nylon builders line
Exhibition :: Rereading the Signs 2013 

Orogeny
Description :: H3m x W.7m sculpture
Medium :: stainless steel, basalt
Exhibition :: Mt Buller Sculpture Award 2013 
Collaborating artist :: Damien Elderfield

Grassy Mole
Description :: H2m x W13m sculpture
Medium :: stainless steel, synthetic turf (under construction)
Exhibition :: McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, 2012
Collaborating artist :: Damien Elderfield
  
Formations
Description :: Publication of works
Medium :: varies
Exhibition:: Venice Architecture Biennale, 2012
Collaborators :: Zvi Belling, Michelle Robinson, Kynan Robinson

Affinity
Description :: 45m x 15m site specific installation.
Medium :: nylon builders line
Exhibition :: Moreland City Council MoreArt public art show, 2011
Winner Public Choice Award
 
andeverythinginbetween
Description :: an immersive multimedia installation.
Medium :: paper, canvas, lighting, smoke, sound, timber, coffee beans, mesh, video, velvet,
Exhibition :: Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 2010
 
Nearfield
Description :: site specific environmental installation.
Medium :: steel, nylon builders line
Exhibition :: Sweet Streets Festival, 2010
 
Building The Community.
Description :: Sketch Design for a Disability Day Centre, Hoi An. Vietnam
Medium :: A1 architectural prints
Exhibition :: Architects Without Frontiers Building the Community Exhibition, 2010
 
The Indlovu Project
Description :: The design of a community building in Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, South Africa.
Medium :: 3 storey Eco beam sand bag building
Engaged by the Shaster Foundation through Architects Without Frontiers
 
Me You Us.
Description :: 1 minute public video installation
Medium :: digital photographs, model
Exhibition :: Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2010
 
Maxims of behaviour.
Description :: Cnr Bourke & Swanston St, City of Melbourne Commission – involved in the production team with The Gingerbread Man for artist Alexander Knox.
Medium :: 1030m2 kinetic light work
1st prize, Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2008
 
Libre Pod.
Description :: a collaboration between Lani Fender, Zvi Belling, Australian Composites & The Specialty Group, the ‘libre-pod’ both a library and a lounge, is a pod for the ponderer. the Medium :: light cured resin impregnated fibre-glass, upholstery
Decoration +DesignExpo – Sampling the Future 2009

Walkabout.
Description :: A proposed pedestrian trail that meanders around the perimetre of Kumurangk (Hindmarsh) Island, with a series of follies denoting sites of spiritual importance to the local indigenous people.
Medium :: digital visualisations on large format prints
Exhibition :: International Architecture Biennale - Netherlands, 2005
 
Ses Refugee.
Description :: A proposed periphery gateway bridge architectural installation, Weribee.
Medium :: digital visualisations on large format prints
2nd Prize, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Student Ideas Competition, 2004
 
Ambient Visuals.
Description :: 160m2 live projection installation on the Victorian Arts Centre
Medium :: multimedia projection installation
Exhibition :: Experimenta 2001
 
Disasterware.
Description :: Live music and projection performance featuring a widgety grub.
Medium :: multimedia projection installation, mirror, witchetty grub, 5 piece jazz hip hop ensemble
Best Performance Award, Fringe Festival 2001

awards::
Moreland City Council MoreArt public art show, 2011
People’s Choice
 
Royal Australian Institute of Architects Student Ideas Competition, 2004
Second Prize
 
Fringe Festival, 2001
Best Performance Award