Alexandre Arrechea  (Cuban, 1970) 

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Alexandre Arrechea Biography
1970   Born in Trinidad, Cuba
1994   Graduated from the Superior Art Institute of Havana, Havana Cuba
1997   First Prize, Contemporary Art-People’s Award, El Mundo Magazine, Argentaria Foundation. ARCO Fair, Madrid, Spain
2002   Artist in residence, The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, New Castle, UK
Selected Exhibitions
2008   American University Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (solo)
2007   Contemporary Links, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (solo)
Defeated space, Casado-Santa-pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006   Perpetual free entrance, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain (solo)
The Limit, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2005   Magnan Project Gallery, New York, NY
Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Salon de arte contemporaneo, Centro de desarrollo de las artes visuales, La Habana, Cuba
Form Follows Dysfunction, Micheal Steinberg Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004   Dos nuevos espacios, Espacio Aglutinador, La Habana,Cuba (solo)
Arte público, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Sudor. Proyecto de arte público, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Ay, Mami! Program of Cuban video at the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto, Canada
2003   Stretch, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Kaap Helder, Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord, Den Helder, Holland
Sentido Común, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba
Dreamspaces-Entresueños, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, NY
Rest in Space, Kunstlerhaus, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Novos Desenhos, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
2002   The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, New Castle, UK (solo)
Ciudad Transportable, Contemporary Art Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (solo)
2001   Túneles Populares, Palacio de Abrahante, Salamanca, Spain (solo)
Los Carpinteros, Galería Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
1998   Los Carpinteros. Project Room. Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO’98, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain (solo)
1996   Todo ha sido reducido a la mitad del original, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1995   Ingeniería Civil, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1991   Para Usted, Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Volta Show 2, Ultra Brag, Basel, Switzerland
Fundación ARCO, Museo Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, NY
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
  Selected Public Collections:
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo A.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Literature
2002   Smith, Roberta. Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction, New York Times, New York, pp. 31-33, USA, October 18.
2002   Miles, Christopher. Los Carpinteros. Your home is my home: the Global familiarity, Artnexus, No.45, Vol.3, New York, pp. 28-31 [illus.], USA, 2002.
2001   Cembalest, Robin. Where the Rube Goldberg Meets Fafka, Artnexus, New York, pp.150-151 [illus.], USA, February, 2001.
2001   Cheng, Scarlet. Have City, Will Travel the Earth, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, pp.53-54 [illus.], USA, September 23, 2001.
2001   Israel, Nico. VII Bienal de La Habana, Artforum, New York, USA, February.
2001   Sirmans, Franklin. A Mythical Metropolis Materializes in Queens, New York Times, New York [illus.], USA, May 20.
2001   Yablonsky, Linda. Pitching their tents, Time Out, New York, pp.81 [illust.] USA, May 31-June 7.
2001   Arte y parte. Revista de España, Portugal e Iberoamerica, No.31, Febrero-marzo.
2000   Túneles populares, Un proyecto para Atlántica. Atlántica. Revista de Arte y Pensamiento. No.27, Otoño, 2000.
1999   Anselmi, Inés.Entrevista con Los Carpinteros, cat. La Dirección de la Mirada. Arte Actual de Cuba, Stadthaus, Zurich, September 2-October 30,1998/Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de Fonds, Switzerland, November 8,1998-January 3,1999.