Hugo Palmarola is a designer who graduated from the Catholic University of Chile in 2004. He also holds an MA in Theory and History of Design from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2010). His 2014 Chile Pavilion titled Monolith Controversies, co–curated with Pedro Alonso, was awarded a Silver Lion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Together they have curated exhibitions and presented their work at work at the Architectural Association in London, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Sao Paulo Cultural Centre. They are the authors of the books Panel (Architectural Association, 2014) and Monolith Controversies (Hatje Cantz, 2014), which was awarded a DAM Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and Frankfurt Book Fair (2014). Palmarola has published book chapters with Museo Reina Sofía (2006), Routledge (2013), MIT Press (2014), and Sternberg Press (2015). He has been an International Scholar at The Society for the History of Technology (2008) and a member of the Advisory Committee for Exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in USA (2013). He currently lectures at the Catholic University of Chile’s School of Design.