MARIA JOSE MARCOS
Director at magicarch since 2007 and co-director at DOT Agency for Architectural Affairs since 2010.
MARIA JOSE MARCOS (Alicante, *1981) is a Seoul-Murcia based architect, curator and researcher. Since 2007 she is director of magicarch and co-director at DOT Agency for Architectural Affairs since 2010. Architect by the University of Alicante with Honors Cum Laude in her final project, and a Master in Advanced Architecture Design by Polytechnic University of Madrid [ETSAM]. As professor she currently teaches Architectural Design at Soongsil University in Seoul. Previously she was visiting teacher at AA School of Architecture in London in 2012, lecturer at Iñaki Ábalos Unit at Polytechnic University of Madrid [ETSAM] in 2011, visiting teacher at Vertical Workshop of UIC-ESARQ International University of Catalonia in Barcelona in 2011 and Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Alicante from 2008 to 2011. Her firm magicarch is a network of architecture knowledge, that creates projects for the future cities with a contemporary and critic attitude. This architecture production is related to the discipline as well as goes beyond the architecture through the research positioning. This platform of knowledge has the main goal to create culture and architecture agitation. In 2008 she founded together with Gonzalo Herrero Delicado DOT …Agency for Architectural Affairs, a commitment to the dissemination and critique of contemporary culture and architecture, developing consultancy, research and curatorial projects. She has collaborated with the firm XPIRAL during 8 years where they are still working in different projects. Her projects has been exhibit in several international exhibition such as the exhibition '100 architects of the year' for the KIA Korean Institute of Architects in Daejeon and Seoul (2012), III International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam -Netherlands- (2006) and the VIII Venice Architecture Biennale -Italy- (2002) and the Korean Institute of Youth Facilities and Environment in Daegu -South Korea- (2012). In her curatorial practice she has organized and take part in several exhibitions and events for the Contemporary Art Centre La Conservera in Murcia -Spain- (2012), XIII Venice Architecture Biennale -Italy- (2012), International Festival of Sustainable Actions SOS4.8 in Murcia -Spain- (2012), Official Architects Association of Murcia -Spain- (2012), Official Architects Association of Alicante -Spain- (2012), or the Oriente > Architecture Gallery in Murcia, the first architecture gallery in Spain, where currently she works as curatorial manager since 2010. During her career she has received several awards such as the selection for the III Biennale of Spanish Architecture in 2008, the 1st prize in the IV Architecture Competition SCHINDLER, the Education Award for Young Entrepreneurs of the Valencia Government and she was shortlisted at ONE PRIZE in New York in 2011. She works as a correspondent and consultant of international architecture, at specialized magazines and blogs such as ‘DOMUS’, ‘Neo2’ ‘A10 New European Architecture’, ‘Abitare’ and 'Mark' magazines or ‘edgargonzalez.com’ blog. Her favourite colour is IKB.