Patricio del Real

2016 PLAS Visiting Scholar / Princeton-Mellon Fellow

Ph.D. Architectural History, Columbia University


Architecture curator and scholar Patricio del Real (link is external) 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.