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Ana Peñalba

Artist name: Ana Peñalba
Dates of residency: May – July
Born: 1981
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Lives and works: New York
Education: Master’s Degree in Architecture. Polytechnic School of Architecture (E.T.S.A.M), Madrid, Spain, 2000-2006; Master of Environment Studies and Bioclimatic Architecture, 2006-2007

Ana Peñalba’s professional trajectory is made of multiple work collaborations in different creative disciplines; combining practice, with teaching, research and self- driven investigations. In 2005 she co-founded the Architecture Collective Leon11, from where she cultivated her interests in collective learning methodologies and collaborative practices. Since 2012 she works as an independent designer investigating the Architectural Systems that conform the collective memory paths that link our daily objects to our cultural codes of spatial inhabitations. Her work combines animations, photography, spatial configurations and drawings. Each of these formats investigates different channels of disassociations between the elements of her study and their established cultural protocols.

Ana Penalba is currently an Adjunct Professor at the NJIT School of Art and Design and has been invited as a guest critic to a wide number of other Architecture Schools. In 2013 she was granted with an Art residence at the organization Platteforum in Denver Colorado to produce her project “Spatial Agreements”. This project was widely published and she was selected for the “Arquia Prize 2014” as 1 of the 29 Spanish young architects that move forward the meaning and mission of architecture in Spain as well that was exhibited at “EXPORT: Spanish Architecture Abroad” under the category “Outsiders”. She has been selected to be part of the Spring Session at the AIM Program 2016 at the Bronx Museum for the Arts.

SUPPORT:  Ana Penalba’s 3-month residency at RU and Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education is made possible with support from the Dedalus Foundation and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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