Established in New York in 1992, Soltani+LeClercq is a collaboration between Ali Soltani, an architect and Francine LeClercq, an artist.
Their joint practice, while discursive, a horizontal amalgam of concepts and things, is not founded on any specific criterion of a multidisciplinary approach; it is simply a corollary .
Soltani + LeClercq
210 East 36th Street, New York NY 10016
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Ali Soltani received his architectural education at Pratt Institute/ New York. Prior to his private practice, he has worked as project architect of national and international award winning projects in collaboration with the USA Group (85-87) and with Gaetano Pesce (86-present). He has been a visiting critic and has taught at various schools of architecture including Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. (RPI)
His writings on art and architecture have been published in the United States and Europe.
Francine LeClercq is a multidisciplinary artist. She completed her education in interior architecture and fine arts with honors from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg/ France. Recepient of the Ritleng Prize, she was selected by Gaetano Pesce as one of the five principle architects to work on the international European Bridge Project in Strasbourg prior inviting her to come to New York . Her work is grounded on the thematics of perception and the tectonics of painting and has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and the United States, receiving awards and international coverage.