María Berríos is a Chilean sociologist and writer, and a cofounder of the collective vaticanochico, a three-person group that produces editorial projects and identifies itself on its website as a “tartamuda (stuttering) institution.” As a curator she has been responsible, together with Lisette Lagnado, for Drifts and Derivations on experimental architectural collectives from Chile (Museo Reina Sofía, 2010), as well as ‘Our Unknown, Our Chaos…’ on the Valparaíso School collective. Her most recent research exhibition, co-curated by Amalia Cross, was on the radical pedagogy of Alberto Cruz one of the founders of the Valparaiso collective ‘The Body of the Architect is not that of just one Man’(MAVI, Santiago, 2017). Since 2016 she has been a steady collaborator of Hospital Prison University Archive, a project space and radio station run by the artist and organiser Jakob Jakobsen in a room in the building where they live. In 2018, Berríos has been appointed co-curator of the 11th Berlin Biennale (with Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio).