Market Square Public Art

Projects are commissioned through the City of Pittsburgh’s Market Square Public Art Program by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.  

The 2016 project is by Allard Van Hoorn.  Learn about past installations in the About the Artwork section above.






Allard van Hoorn was born in 1968 in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is a Dutch performance, sound, and installation artist working across architecture, music, dance, and design. Van Hoorn's artwork creates physical, visual, and acoustic maps and scenarios for public space, where the public can interact with sound, light, and the built environment. 

Van Hoorn's work has been shown at institutions and events like the biennials and triennials of Tbilisi, Havana, Istanbul, Gwangju, among many others. In 2015, he was awarded the Talent Development Grant from the prestigious Mondriaan Fund. He has spent time as both a guest and studio artist at a variety of universities around the world, including Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, NL, Architectural Association Interprofessionals Studio in London, UK and at Royal College of Art, London, UK. Additionally, van Hoorn is founder of the Platform for Urban Investigation, a nomadic, cross-disciplinary research facility investigating local urban environments around the world in collaboration with architects, designers, choreographers, musicians, and visual artists. 

To learn more about van Hoorn and his other work, visit: