Ronit Eisenbach is an architect, artist, curator, and educator whose scholarship and multi-disciplinary spatial practice aims to engage others in dialogue about the world we make for ourselves. Combining art, design and architecture, she explores how the perception of subjective, invisible and ephemeral objects affects understanding and experience of place. Eisenbach has exhibited worldwide, collaborating with artists, architects, designers, composers and choreographers. Her in situ installations and performances target sites and communities-in-flux have been celebrated in a variety of journals and publications including The Washington Post, The Journal of Architectural Education and the Public Art Review. She is the co-author of Installations by Architects and Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color. She serves as Professor of Architecture at the University of Maryland, lead curator of the University of Maryland’s Kibel Gallery. www.studiored.com and Director of the Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative.
Born in Tel Aviv, raised in the Penn South Coop in Chelsea, New York City, Eisenbach earned a BFA and BArch from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MArch from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. A licensed architect, she is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, founding Curator of the Kibel Gallery, founding Director of the National Center for Smart Growth’s Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative, and affiliate faculty member of UMD’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies. Her scholarship and spatial practice seek to stimulate dialogue about the world we make for ourselves. Through her installations and exhibitions, she explores how the perception of subjective, invisible and ephemeral objects affects understanding and experience of place. Eisenbach is a fellow of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts + the Center for Creative Research. Eisenbach has designed environments, curated exhibitions and created installations for venues in the US and abroad including: The Detroit Institute of Arts, Princeton University, The Cranbrook Art Museum, and the streets of Tel Aviv. Co-author of the book, “Installations by Architects” + co-designer/curator of “Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color,” presented during the 2011 Venice Biennale, Eisenbach’s design work is recognized with awards from the AIA, ACSA and ID magazine. Her interest in the shared territory of architecture and dance has led to collaborations with choreographers Peter Sparling, Dana Reitz, Bebe Miller, and Sharon Mansur. Eisenbach is a fellow of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts + the Center for Creative Research. In Montgomery county she has collaborated with MHP, Arts on the Block, the Long Branch Business League, the YMCA, and her students and local residents in Long Branch and Quebec Terrace.