Gabriel Peña is an artist, architect and professor, currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University. His research ‘Engineered Reflection’ analyzes the possibilities to modify the perception of space and built environment through glass reflection. The fields of anthropology, art, architecture and engineering define the spectrum of research in his proposal.
Gabriel holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and a Masters degree in Collective Housing from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. After his Masters, he has specialized in the perceptual dimension of the domestic and built environments through teaching and artistic practice. He has taught architecture studios at UDEM, CEDIM and UANL. He has held grants from the Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda de Madrid, FONCA Young Creators / National Trust for Culture and the Arts Mexico, Arquetopia and CONACYT / National Council for Science and Technology. Gabriel has exhibited work at Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey, Jardín de las esculturas Xalapa, Galeria Conarte Monterrey, Mexico National Library, Gallery 2 CRGS and at FEMSA XII art biennale.