The Competition première at the AFFR

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Angel Borrego Cubero (Llerena, Badajoz, Spain, 1967) Architect Doctor from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM, MArch from Princeton University (USA) where he was a Fulbright scholar, Ángel Borrego Cubero has a teaching career of more than twenty years during which He has taught architectural projects at Princeton University, at the Pratt Institute in New York, the University of Alicante, the Keio University in Tokyo, the Hong Kong Design Institute and, since 2001, at the ETSAM of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since 1999 he has led the Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS), an architecture, art and urban activism office based in Madrid.

For Factoria Cultural Matadero Madrid, he has won the 2015 COAM Award with Special Mention, as well as the Award for Best Rehabilitation Project from the 2016 NAN Architecture and Construction Awards and has been selected to exhibit in the Spanish Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the XV Venice Biennale. For his documentary The Competition, he has been recognized, among others, with the COAM 2014 First Prize and the Architecture Diffusion Prize of the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism BEAU 2016. For the research project Historia de la Escuela. An oral history of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, he has won the Investigation Prize of the XIII BEAU 2016. In 2023, he has been selected by the XVIII Biennale di Venezia to direct a documentary about the first Biennale Architettura College.

Although trained as an architect, Borrego Cubero has been building a production that crosses architecture with themes such as the contemporary urban condition, the relationships between private and public space, violence, surveillance and fictions in architecture.




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