(Llerena 1967)

PhD of Architecture by the School of Architecture (ETSAM) of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), MArch by Princeton University (USA) where he was a Fulbright scholar, he has taught at Princeton University, Pratt Institute in New York, the University of Alicante, at Keio University, Tokyo, and since 2001 at the School of Architecture of Madrid. In 1999, he founded Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS).

Angel Borrego Cubero won among others, the 1st prize in the international ideas competition for the design of the Civil Registry in the Campus of Justice in Madrid (2007). His feature documentary  The Competition was rewarded, among others,  the 1st Prize COAM’14 of the Architects Association from Madrid (2014) and an Architecture Divulgation Award of the XIII Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU, 2016). At the same edition of the BEAU he was awarded a Research Award as a director of the project Historia de la Escuela. For his Factoria Cultural Matadero Madrid, he was awarded a Special Prize COAM’15 of the Architects Associations from Madrid (2015), he was a finalist at the XIII Spanish Biennale of Architecture (BEAU, 2016) and he was nominated both at the Award Mies van der Rohe’14 and at the Spanish Architecture Prize’15. He also won the 2nd prize in the competition of ideas for Social housing in the Block 5 Zaragoza (2007) and in the Competition for Public Art Projects in Lakua Vitoria-2 (1999) with his entry Volaréee.  His research Ensanche/ Pump Up Housing was shortlisted at the Ibero – American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU, 2012) and a finalist at the International Festival of Architecture eme3 – Bottom Up (2012). He has been a finalist twice at Europan (2003, 2005).

He is the author of the design for Factoría Cultural Matadero Madrid, a reversible architecture project that reuses an existing former industrial space and turns into a creative industries hub within El Matadero, the contemporary art centre from Madrid; of the prototype Urban Space Station (with Natalie Jeremijenko from New York University); of the housing rehabilitation program Ensanche! / Pump Up Housing!;  of Mutant Bridges, a study on the monofunctionality of the public works and their possible occupation; of the Master Plan for the Solar Decathlon Madrid;  of Satoyama Hills (with Haruki Sato and Jorge Almazán from Keio University), a research that proposes sustainable solutions for housing and facilities in the tsunami-affected areas off the coast of Japan. He designed the spaces for exhibitions such as FeedForward at LABoral Gijón, the exhibition Filipiniana at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque or the exhibition Arte e Imagen en Movimiento at the National Museum Reina Sofia. He is the author of the site specific installations that work also as resting spaces for the Art Fair ARCO 03 and ARCO 04 and constructed houses such as the House Space Invader or House Murakami etc.

While trained as an architect, Angel Borrego Cubero has built a career focused on interdisciplinary topics such as the contemporary urban condition, the relationship between private and public space, violence, surveillance, architectural fictions etc. Mainly making use of site specific, new media and video installations, his works have been exhibited in internationally acclaimed venues such as the ARCO Madrid Art Fair, the Museum of Modern Art Reina Sofia, El Matadero de Madrid, the LABoral in Gijon, the Artium in Vitoria, at galleries and events in Spain, Germany, Belgium, UK, USA, Argentina etc.

Angel Borrego Cubero is also the director and producer of the documentary film The Competition ended in 2013, after four years of hard work on the process documentation of architectural competitions, whose world première took place at the opening of the 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR). His art works are represented by the gallery Heinrich Ehrhardt.

Read more about Angel Borrego Cubero in The New York Times, The Guardian, El Pais, El Pais Blogs.