André Bideau is an architecture theoretician and critic based in Zürich.
Trained at ETH where he received a Master of Architecture in 1992, he was an editor of Swiss architecture periodical Werk until 2002, subsequently obtaining a PhD in art history from Zurich University.
In 2004 Bideau was research fellow at Internationales Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna. Since then he has taught at numerous architecture schools and departments of art history, including Hamburg and Basel Universities, Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and Harvard GSD. He currently teaches architecture history and theory at Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
Architecture and symbolic Capital, Bideau’s contextualisation of O.M.Ungers in West Berlin and Frankfurt, was published by Birkhäuser in 2011. It belongs to his research on the relationship of architectural discourses and the postmodern urban condition since 1968, an ongoing project that has led to numerous other publications and lectures. He is also a regular contributor to the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung.