Born in 1951 in València, Spain, Santiago Calatrava is a world-renowned architect, artist, and engineer. He has established his international reputation through his dazzling bridges, museums, and public buildings, which have come to define many cities around the world. Highlights of his work include Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2001); Athens Olympic Sports Complex, Athens, Greece (2004); Chords Bridge, Jerusalem, Israel (2007); Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande, Venice, Italy (2008); Liège-Guillemins Railway Station, Liège, Belgium (2009); and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, New York (2016).
Calatrava's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, United Kingdom (1992); Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany (1993); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (2000); Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (2003); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (2005); Museum Le Grand Curtius, Liege, Belgium (2010); State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia (2012); and most recently, on the Park Avenue Malls, New York, New York (2015). His work can be found in the collections of Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; and The American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York. The artist lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.