Jorge Otero-Pailos

Born 1971
Hometown Madrid, Spain
Lives and Works New York, NY
Ph.D. Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2002
MA Architecture (specialization in Urban Design), Cornell, Itaca, NY, 1995
BA Architecture, Cornell, Ithaca, NY, 1994

The Museum of London, England, United Kingdom

The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Whitworth, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Kelvingrove / The People's Palace, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Museums Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, England, United Kingdom

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary TBA-21, Vienna, Austria

Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.

Museion: Contemporary Art Museum of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

Jorge Otero-Pailos works at the intersection of art, architecture and preservation. He is Director and Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture in New York.

His work has been commissioned and exhibited by major museums, foundations and biennials notably, the Artangel Trust, the 53rd Venice Art Biennial, Victoria and Albert Museum, Louis Vuitton Museum La GalerieThyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

He is the founder and editor of the journal Future Anteriorco-editor of Experimental Preservation (2016), author of Architecture’s Historical Turn (2010) and contributor to scholarly journals and books including the Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and Rem Koolhaas’ Preservation Is Overtaking Us (2014). 

He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico, the Academy of Science and Culture of Ibero-Americaand has received awards from major art, architecture and preservation organizations including the 2012 the UNESCO Eminent Professional Award, the American Institute of Architects, the Kress Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the Fitch Foundation, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. 

Otero-Pailos studied architecture at Cornell University and holds a PhD from MIT, and was a founding faculty member of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

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