Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University and the Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program at Princeton University. She writes and curates on questions of design, art, sexuality and media.
She has published more than 100 articles and her writings have been translated into more than 25 languages. Her books include Sexuality and Space (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture asMass Media (MIT Press, 1994), Domesticity at War (MIT Press and Actar, 2007), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of LittleMagazines 196X–197X (Actar, 2010) with Craig Buckley, Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (Sternberg, 2014), The Century of the Bed (Verlag fur Moderne Kunst, 2015) and Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design (Lars Muller, 2016) with Mark Wigley. Her latest book is X-Ray Architecture (Lars Muller, 2019).
She has curated a number of exhibitions including Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006-2013), Playboy Architecture (2012-2016), Radical Pedagogies (2014-2015), Liquid La Habana (2018) and The 24/7 Bed (2018). In 2016 she was chief curator with Mark Wigley of the third Istanbul Design Biennial. In 2018 she was made Honorary Doctor by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and 2020 she was awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for her contributions to the field of architecture.