Pedro Ignacio Alonso holds a Masters in Architecture from the Catholic University of Chile (2000) and a PhD from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (2008). His 2014 Chile Pavilion titled Monolith Controversies, co–curated with Hugo Palmarola, was awarded a Silver Lion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Together they have curated exhibitions and presented their 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). Alonso is also author of Deserta: Ecology and Industry in the Atacama Desert (ARQ, 2012), and has published articles in AA Files, San Rocco and Manifest, and book chapters with Routledge (2013) and MIT Press (2014). He is an associate professor at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, a visiting tutor at the Architectural Association in London and a Princeton-Mellon Fellow 2015-2016 at Princeton University.