Patricio del Real
2016 Princeton-Mellon/PLAS Visiting Scholar
Ph.D., Architectural History, Columbia University
Office: Aaron Burr Hall, 316
Architecture curator and scholar Patricio del Real specializes in Latin American modern architecture and its transnational connections with US cultural institutions. Del Real holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has written extensively on topics related to postwar politics and architecture, the historiography of modernism, and the poetics of space. He is a curatorial assistant in MoMA's Architecture and Design Department and has taught seminars on architecture and design throughout Latin America and the U.S.. He is co-editor of the anthology, Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories (Routledge, 2012), and Taking Positions: architects write from Latin America, a forthcoming anthology of primary source material to be published as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Documents series. Del Real is currently at work on a book about MoMA's mid-century architecture exhibitions on Latin America.