Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. As Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, she leads research initiatives such as Automated Landscapes, Work Body Leisure, and BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a planetary scale. She is the head of the Social Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven and member of the curatorial team of the 13th Shanghai Biennale.
Previously, together with the After Belonging Agency, she was chief co-curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016), and served as director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X (New York). Otero studied architecture at TU Delft and the ETSA Madrid, where she completed her PhD in 2016. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated with an MS in critical, curatorial, and conceptual practices in architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Otero is coeditor of Promiscuous Encounters (GSAPP Books, 2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (dpr-barcelona, 2016), and After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (Lars Müller Publishers, 2016). She has also co-curated exhibitions at the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale (2013) and the Istanbul Design Biennial (2014).