Anatxu Zabalbeascoa studied journalism in the Autonomous University of Bellaterra (Barcelona) and History of Art in The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has lived in Barcelona, were she was born in 1966, London, Boston, Chicago, Rome and Madrid, were she currently resides. She is the architecture and design correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El País, were she’s been publishing for 24 years. Since 2010, she also writes an architecture blog called Del Tirador a la Ciudad, in the digital version of El País.
Zabalbeascoa has published many books about architecture topics. Including: The New Spanish Architecture, Rizzoli, Nueva York, 1993, Vidas construidas. Biografías de Arquitectos, Gustavo Gili, 1998; Las casas del siglo, Gustavo Gili, 1999; Minimalismos, Gustavo Gili, 2000 (english translation) o Todo sobre la casa, Gustavo Gili, 2011.
She served on the juries of Spanish National Design Award, the Gold Medal of Spanish Architecture, the Biennial of Spanish Architecture, the Architectural Prize of the City of Barcelona, the Architecture FAD and the Villa of Madrid Architecture Prize among others, and currently is president of the jury of the Loewe International Craft Prize. She has been curator of architecture events in the Reina Sofía of Madrid (Minimalismos, MNCARS Madrid, 2001 y Alhóndica de Bilbao. Proyecto de Bilbao, Bilbao, 2012). Invited professor in the Master in Interior Spaces Design at Elisava (Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona), she has studied at Grinell College (Iowa) and at the School of Architecutre of the European University of Madrid.