David Adjaye (UK)

Sir David Adjaye earned his BA from London South Bank University, and completed his MA in 1993 from the Royal College of Art. The same year, he won the bronze medal from the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Since 2000 has run his own studio, Adjaye Associates.

He collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson to create the installation Your black horizon at the 2005 Venice Biennale. He worked with artist Chris Ofili on the creation of the Upper Room, now owned by Tate Britain. In 2006 he was nominated for the Stirling Prize for his Idea Store Whitechapel in London. In 2009, he was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is part of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. His recent works include the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, and the Moscow Skolkovo School of Management.
David Chipperfield (UK)

Sir David Chipperfield studied architecture at Kingston University and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, graduating in 1977. He established his own studio David Chipperfield Architects in 1984. He has main offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. He has developed his work in building and urban planning, as well as furniture and interior design. Has been the winner of various awards, among them he has won the "RIBA" (Royal Institute of British Architects) award several times for different works, highlighting museums, art galleries, libraries, private houses, hotels or offices. In 2004, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to architecture.

In England he designed the Henley-on-Thames River and Rowing Museum and represented Great Britain at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In Japan, he has designed the headquarters of the Matsumoto corporation, in Okayama, the Gotoh Museum in Tokyo and the headquarters of Toyota Auto, in Kyoto (1993 Andrea Palladio Award). In Germany, he designed the General Housing Plan for the Maselakekanal in Berlin (winner of the 1994 competition), the Museum of Modern Literature (2002-2006) in Marbach am Neckar (Stirling Prize 2007), the Kaiserstrasse office building in Düsseldorf, the Gallery Hinter dem Giesshaus 1 and the Neues Museum, both in Berlin. In Spain he has projected the City of Justice in Barcelona (2002-2009), Homes in Villanueva y Geltrú and Hospitalet de Llobregat, Remodeling of the Paseo del Óvalo (2001-2003) in Teruel (European Prize for Urban Public Space), social housing in Villaverde (2000-2005) in Madrid. In the United States, in 2005, he completed the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, the Central Public Library in Des Moines, Iowa, the Bryant Park Hotel and the Lever House, in New York. In Italy, San Michele Cemetery in Venice (1998), Ansaldo City of Cultures in Milan (2000), Salernol Palace of Justice. In Mexico he designed the Jumex Museum (2013).
Claudio Engel (CL)
Fundación Engel President 

Claudio Engel is a Chilean businessman and one of the most active and influential collectors on the local art scene. He is the son of European immigrants, being the first generation born in Chile. He is the trustee of various institutions, such as the International Board of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, the Board of CIMAM (International Committee of Museums and Collections of Modern Art, affiliated with iCOM), and the International Board of the Teatro Real de Madrid, among others. The Engel collection and his museum project is a way of thanking the country that received his family openly and generously in the 1930s.
Steven Holl (USA)

Steven Holl is one of the key references in contemporary architecture, he is known worldwide for his numerous projects, carried out mainly in the United States and in countries such as China, Japan or South Korea. In 1976, after graduating from Seattle University and studying in London and Rome, he opened the Steven Holl Architects studio in New York.

In his important essay Anchoring (1989), Holl defines the "dialectical relationships" between buildings and places. As an essayist and theorist, Holl has written several books, including Parallax (2000), Urbanisms, working with doubt (2009), and Scale (2012). In 2014 he received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale in the architecture category.

His projects in the United States include the Pool House in Scarsdale (1981), apartment in the MoMa tower in New York (1986), showroom for the Page Collection (1986), Stretto House in Dallas (1992), offices of FROM Shaw & Co (1992), the high-impact façade for Storefront for Art and Architecture (1993), St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle (1997), New York University Department of Philosophy (2004-2007), Museum of Nelson-Atkins Art of Kansas City (2007) and the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington City.

Among the European works, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark (2009) and the award-winning Reid Building (2014), an extension of the historic brick building of the Glasgow School of Art signed by Charles Mackintosh in the early 20th century. In Asia, the single-family and community dwellings in Japan are noteworthy: the Void Space in Fukuoka (1991) or the Makuhari Bay New Town housing complex in Chiba (1996). In Beijing, Holl created the Linked Hybrid residential complex (2009), consisting of apartments distributed in eight towers connected by covered and suspended bridges. In Shenzhen, I designed a horizontal skyscraper: a multifunctional and "floating" structure equal in length to the height of the Empire State Building and surrounded by a garden inspired by the designs of the Brazilian landscaper Roberto Burle Marx.

Luis Izquierdo (CL)

Luis Izquierdo is one of the most recognized national architects today. In 1984, together with Antonia Lehmann, he established the Izquierdo Lehmann studio, developing architecture projects of different programs and scales.

It has projected various works of agricultural, educational, commercial, interior architecture services, office buildings, residential buildings, more than 100 single-family houses, furniture, objects and construction systems. Several of these works have been published in specialized national and foreign media, and presented at Biennales de Arquitectura in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Quito, in Madrid, at the GSD of Harvard University, Sao Paulo, New York and the Museum of Art Modern New York. In 2004 he obtained the National Architecture Prize.
Glenn Lowry  (USA)
MoMA Director

Glenn Lowry has been an art historian and director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York since 1995. In 1999, he led the merger of MoMA with the PS1 Center for Contemporary Art. He has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics. He graduated from Holderness School in 1972 and later received a BA from Williams College, Williamstown, and MA (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) in Art History from Harvard University.

Lowry is a member of the board of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and a former board member of the Judd Foundation. He is a member of the Williams College Board of Trustees, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the advisory council of the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In 2004, the French government honored him with the title of Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Toshiko Mori (JP)

Toshiko Mori is Founder and Director of Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) and VisionArc. She is also currently a professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University's School of Design, where she chaired the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. Mori graduated from the School of Art (1971) and the School of Architecture (1976 ) from Copper Union University. In 1996 he received the M. Arch honorary degree from the Harvard University School of Design. She is president of the Global Agenda Council on Design at the World Economic Forum, being in charge of the study and research on sustainable architecture.

Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) has worked on a wide range of programs including urban, civic, institutional, cultural, residential, museum and exhibition design. Recent work includes master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Headquarters and Buffalo Botanical Gardens; The Thread cultural center and the artists 'residences, as well as the Fass school and the teachers' residence, both in Senegal; and the Watson Institute of Public and International Affairs Stephen Robert'62 Hall at Brown University.

His projects have won awards from Architizer, The Plan and AIA, and have been exhibited internationally, including the Venice Architecture Biennials of 2012, 2014 and 2018. Thread was recently shortlisted for the 2019 International Prize for transformative architecture from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. TMA has been included in Architectural Digest's AD100 Biennial in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in AN Interior's Top 50 Architects. Additionally, the Fass School was named one of 13 buildings that redefined architecture in the past five years by Architectural Digest.
Frances Morris (UK)
Tate Modern Director

Frances Morris holds a BA in History of Art from Cambridge University and an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and is an Hon Fellow King’s College Cambridge. She is a Board member at Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Board Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and a member of the CIMAM Board. In January 2016 she was appointed director of the Tate Modern, becoming the first woman to run a British art gallery.

She has played a key role in the development of Tate, joining as a curator in 1987, becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern (2000–2006) and then Director of Collection, International Art until April 2016 when she was appointed to her current role. Frances was jointly responsible for the initial presentation of the opening collection exhibits at Tate Modern in 2000, which radically transformed the way museums present the history of modern art. She led the transformation of Tate’s International Collection, strategically broadening and diversifying its international reach, its representation of women artists and developing the collection of live art and performance and pioneering new forms of museum display. She has curated landmark exhibitions, including acclaimed major retrospectives of women artists, Louise Bourgeois in 2007, Yayoi Kusama in 2012 and Agnes Martin in 2015. In 2017 she co-curated Tate Modern’s major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti.
Charles Renfro (USA)

Charles Renfro is a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS + R). Founded in 1981, the studio spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multimedia performance, digital media, and print with a focus on cultural and civic projects. Charles Renfro joined the studio in 1997 and was appointed partner in 2004. He led the design of important projects, including the award-winning James Beard restaurant "The Brasserie" in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He was also partner in charge of the Zaryadye Park, adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow. Charles has also led a number of academic projects at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and Brown University and is currently designing new facilities for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Toronto. He led the design of the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro; the Tianjin Juilliard School in China; and Adelaide Contemporary, a new gallery in Australia. Renfro has received awards such as WSJ’s 2017 Architecture Innovator Award and The Texas Medal of Arts Award.
Marcelo Sarovic (CL)

Marcelo Sarovic is an architect, with a degree in Art and a Master in Architecture from PUC. Since 1999 professor at the PUC School of Architecture. He has been editor of the magazine CA (Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile). Curator of the exhibitions Architectural Cases (Pabellón de Chile Expo Shanghai, 2010), Matta Arquitecto (UC Extension Center, 2012) and Heritage of the XVI Architecture Biennial of Chile. Director of Constructo and editor of Trace magazine. Author of the books Cepal, Latam and Pulso 2. He was director of the team that developed the models for the Latin America in Construction exhibition (MoMA, 2015). Director of the exhibition Extra_Ordinary: New Practices in Chilean Architecture in 2017 at the CFA New York. Director of the YAP_CONSTRUCTO program, associated with MoMA, MAXXI, MMCA and Istanbul Modern. Director, with Jeannette Plaut, of Sarovic_Plaut Arquitectos..
Raúl Torrealba (CL)
Vitacura Mayor

Raúl Torrealba has been mayor of Vitacura since 1996. Councilor of Las Condes between the years 92 and 96, Vice-president of Renovación Nacional Party between the years 2001-2004, today he is a member of the political commission of the party. He was also president of Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades, a position he held between June 2011 and April 2013. He is currently president of Asociación de Municipalidades para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (AMUSA), a municipal organization focused on promoting the sustainable development of all the municipalities of Chile, and vice president of Asociación de Municipalidades de Seguridad de la Zona Oriente (AMSZO).