Brendan McGetrick
Recent works and current obsessions



Brendan McGetrick is an independent writer, editor, and designer. His work has appeared in publications in over twenty countries, including Wired, Art Review, Domus, and Vogue Nippon. His projects include the books MAD Dinner (Actar), Urban China: Work In Progress (Timezone 8), and Who is Architecture? (Domus/Timezone 8). In 2011, he curated Unnamed Design, a component of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei. The exhibition received over 200,000 visitors and was named the year’s best contemporary design exhibition by the New York Times. In 2014, he co-curated Fair Enough in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition received a jury prize and was, according to OII+ magazine, “considered the smartest or the dumbest [exhibition], depending on who you talk to.” In 2015, he created Global Grad Show, an annual exhibition of graduate projects from design schools around the world, held each October as part of Dubai Design Week. From 2002-2006 he was head writer at the research studio AMO. He is a DJ in his spare time. He believes music is the answer to your problems.