Ana Peñalba holds a master's degree in architecture and environmental studies from the Polytechnic School of Madrid in Spain. She has collaborated as an architect designer with architects such as Thomas Leeser, Dominique Perrault, Andres Perea, Andres Jaque, and Michael Sorkin. Since 2012, she has worked mostly on research projects and self-initiated proposals exploring concerns about socio-cultural displacements, ordinary deconstructions, and the exploration of crowd identity through spatial post-productions. She is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Recently, Peñalba was invited to be part of the "AIM Program 2016" at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and to join the program "Open Sessions 2016–17" at the Drawing Center in New York City.
- ARCH 4509-131 Special Topics in Visual Representation: Contemporary Ideas of the City: Representation and Simultaneity