PhD of Architecture by the School of Architecture (ETSAM) of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), MArch by Princeton University (USA) where he was a Fulbright scholar, he has taught at Princeton University, Pratt Institute in New York, the University of Alicante, Salamanca University, Keio University, Tokyo, and since 2001 at the School of Architecture of Madrid. He In 1999, he founded Office for Strategic Spaces – Open Source Space (OSS).
Angel Borrego Cubero won among others, the 1st prize in the international ideas competition for the design of the Civil Registry in the Campus of Justice in Madrid (2007), the 2nd prize at the national competition of ideas for social housing in the Block 5 Zaragoza (2007), at the national competition for Public Art Projects Lakua Vitoria-2 (1999) and at the contest of ideas for reforming the roof of the Museum El Prado (1995). He has been a finalist twice at the Europan (2003, 2005) and has been invited to participate at restringed tenders for social housing. He was a finalist in the `Research´ section of the Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BIAU) and selected for exhibition at the Festival Eme3 Bottom Up (2012). He has been shortlisted for the Graham Foundation Grant 2014.
He is the author among others of the prototype Urban Space Station, of the housing rehabilitation program Ensanche! / Pump Up Housing!, of Mutant Bridges, a study on the monofunctionality of the public works and their possible occupation, of the Master Plan for the Solar Decathlon Madrid, of Satoyama Hills, a research that proposes sustainable solutions for housing and facilities in the tsunami-affected areas off the coast of Japan. He designed the spaces for exhibitions such as FeedForward at LABoral Gijón, the exhibition Filipiniana at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque or the exhibition Arte e Imagen en Movimiento at the National Museum Reina Sofia. He is the author of the site specific installations that work also as resting spaces for the Art Fair ARCO 03 and ARCO 04 and constructed houses such as the House Space Invader or House Murakami etc.
While trained as an architect, Angel Borrego Cubero has been building a career focused on interdisciplinary topics such as contemporary urban condition, the relationship between private and public space, violence, surveillance, architectural fictions etc. Mainly making use of site specific, new media and video installations, his works have been exhibited in internationally acclaimed venues such as the ARCO Madrid Art Fair, the Museum of Modern Art Reina Sofia, El Matadero de Madrid, the LABoral in Gijon, the Artium in Vitoria, at galleries and events in Spain, Germany, Belgium, UK, USA, Argentina etc. Borrego Cubero is also the director and producer of the documentary film `The Competition´ ended in 2013, selected to open the 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR). His art works are represented by the gallery Heinrich Ehrhardt.