Iker Gil is the founder of MAS Studio, the Editor in Chief of the nonprofit MAS Context, and the Executive Director of the SOM Foundation. He has edited or coedited several books including Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio and Shanghai Transforming.
He has curated multiple exhibitions including Nocturnal Landscapes, Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac, and BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. He was cocurator of Exhibit Columbus 2020–2021 and Associate Curator of the US Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Iker has received several grants and awards for his work, including the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grants, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grants, Ruy de Clavijo grant by Casa Asia, and PICE grant by AC/E (Acción Cultural Española).
Luis Úrculo, (Madrid 1978). Licensed in the ETSAM Technical School of Senior Architecture, Madrid (December, 2006), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Institute of Design in Chicago. In 2004 he founds Motocross and in 2006 he establishes his own studio.
He develops a work of small and indefinite architecture in an opened format. '“I no longer know what architecture is and what an architect should do”. Always interested in all that is peripheral to architecture, the processes, developments and approaches that can be manipulated, sampled and translated into other scales, adapting to the composition of the project, creating new scenes/ experiences / expectations not contemplated previously.
He realizes projects of diverse format among others for Philippe Starck, Sybilla, Davidelfin, AbsolutLab, Zara, Mansilla & Tuñón, La Casa Encendida, Matadero, Rolling Stone, X Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism, etc … where the barriers of the graphical language / architecture / design are questioned as something unique. They work as a whole.
He also works as a teacher with Jaime Hayón for Master of European Design Labs in Istituo Europeo di Design, Madrid.
Works exhibited in the XIth Venice Biennial – Spanish pavilion, Gallery Dama Aflita (Porto), Montevideo Biennial, Fabrica Features (Lisbon), Basel2010, CutLog Art Fair FIAC10 (Paris), Transculturelles des Abattoirs (Casablanca), National Glyptoteque (Athens), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), selected in FreshMadrid! cycle of young architects (exhibiting in Madrid, Bogota, New York and Barcelona), Ink01 (International Illustration Meeting), Arquia/Próxima (Valencia), Re-Fresh Matadero (Madrid), Latin-American Biennial show of Design – Matadero (Madrid), Exhibition JAE (Madrid, New York, Brussels, Stockholm), Galleria Da Cozinha (Porto), COAM Foundation of Madrid in the cycle of Recent Work, selected for PhotoEspaña04 (June2004), Proyecta 04 and Sala Pradillo. Lectures in Madrid, Barcelona, Galicia, Grenoble and Buenos Aires.