Maurico Pezo is cofounder of Pezo von Ellrichshausen, an art and architecture studio he founded in 2002 with Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in southern Chile, in a farm at the foot of the Andes Mountains. They have served as professors of practice at AAP Cornell University in New York and Louis Kahn Visiting Professors at Yale University, as well as visiting critics at the GSD Harvard University, Tokyo University, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the University of Texas in Austin, Porto Academy, and the Universidad Catolica de Chile. Their work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the MAXXI in Rome, and as part of the permanent collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They have been invited to the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (2010, 2016), where they also were the curators for the Chilean Pavilion in 2008. Among other venues, they have lectured at MIT, Princeton University, Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Architecture League of New York, the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Alvar Aalto Symposium ,and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Their work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize by the IIT, the Rice Design Alliance Prize, the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award, and the Chilean Architecture Biennial Award. The work of the studio has been widely published and edited in monographic issues of El Croquis, AV in Madrid, A+U in Tokyo, 2G in Barcelona and in the essay books Spatial Structure (B Architecture publisher) and Naïve Intention (Actar).