Ana de Brea
Ana is an associate professor, practitioner, artist, and critical observer of architecture and design. She was among the founders of Paralelo 35 in Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art and Grupo R in Rosario both well-known groups of discussion in the South American territory.
Ana worked for more than fifteen years as columnist and chief editor of the Architecture & Design insert in two of the most important international newspapers in the Spanish language, Clarin and El Cronista until 2001. Ana taught at several universities in Argentina for fifteen years, and joined Ball State University first as visiting scholar (2001-2002) and a year later she became a faculty member, and granted tenure in 2007, basing her teaching on architecture and the allied arts.
She has been awarded as Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Center fellow 2005-2006 through the seminar "America, the North and the South." Ana‘s teaching, artwork, and research are focused on the meaning of body [volumetric reasoning] in the contemporary, modern architecture, particularly in Latin America but contrasted with the global architectural discussion. She has lectured, led exhibitions, and published articles in these fields nationally and internationally.
Ana is the director of the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning Americano Sur a study abroad program on art and architecture in the Latin American culture that is led every summer since 2004. She collaborates with practitioners, scholars, and alumni from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Portugal, Spain, and Uruguay among other countries invigorating the link between the north and the south of the Americas.
As an author Ana has published several books including Señores Arquitectos / Diálogos con Mario Roberto Alvarez y Clorindo Testa (together with T. Dagnino - Spanish language, Ediciones Ubroc,1999) and 10x50: Terreno de Arquitectura (Spanish, Ediciones Ubroc, 2000), and "otal Latin American Architecture _ Libretto of Modern Reflections & Contemporary Works (English, ACTAR Publishers, 2015, currently in process of getting the second edition published in the Spanish language)