R & R Studios, the collaborative office of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt is a multidisciplinary practice weaving together visual arts, architecture, design and the city. Celebrated, as one critic put it “as architects of hope” their works propose encounters of stories and spaces, which alternate between the personal and the public, the quotidian and the extraordinary, the poetical and the political. R & R Studios works erase boundaries between art and life and suggest “imaginary solutions” for a better world.
Rosario and Roberto are known for creating social sculptures for public pleasure. All together Now in downtown Denver, the biggest M in the world in Miami, The Living Room, their iconic Miami home turned inside out; Public Squares in Mexico DF and Copenhagen and most recently Besame Mucho their “super billboard” at Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2016 all suggest a world of possibilities were the fantastic becomes part of everyday life.
Rosario and Roberto have known each other since childhood, received Diplomas in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina and later studied at the legendary Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City. Roberto has been a Visiting Artist at the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Cornell University and together with Rosario Visiting Artists at the American Academy in Rome. In 2007 they published The Peace Project, in 2011 and 2013, M, The Living Room and Museum Works, the first three volumes of R & R Studios’ “Incomplete Works” in 2015 R & R Alphabet and in 2016 The Little Book. Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt currently teach at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
The works of Roberto and Rosario belong in diverse private collections and public institutions, amongst them the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Archives d’Architecture Moderne in Brussels, and the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires.