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Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977 Dominican Republic) Lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico

BOOKS

Rivers of Power, published by Newwer and Alejandro Cartagena, 2016, Mexico
Santa Barbara return Jobs to US, published by Skinnerboox and Alejandro Cartagena, 2016, Italy
Carpoolers 2nd edition, published by Alejandro Cartagena, 2016, México
Headshots, published by Alejandro Cartagena, 2015, México
Before the War, published by Alejandro Cartagena, 2015, México
Carpoolers, published by Alejandro Cartagena with funds from FONCA, 2014, México
Suburbia Mexicana, published by daylight and photolucida, 2010, USA
Identidades Nuevo León, published by Fondo Editorial Nuevo León, 2006, México
Espacios Habitables, published by Casa de la Cultura de Monterrey, 2005, México

WORKS IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
The West Collection, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Bienal FEMSA Collection, Mexico
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Colección Coppel, Mexico
University of Maine Collection, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Sinafo/ Fototeca Nacional del INAH, Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico
Fototeca del Centro de las Artes, Monterrey N.L., Mexico

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006-2016

Photo Basel, Alejandro Cartagena, Basel, Switzerland (June 2016)
Galería Patrica Conde, Car Show, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Galerias de FNAC, Carpoolers, Spain
Biblioteca Bolivariana, Esquema Piramidal, FotoMerida Venezuela
Warden Station, Contacting Toronto: Expanding Cities, Scotiabank Contact photography festival
Kopeikin gallery, BLISS, Los Angeles CA, USA
Photoeye project space, Carpoolers, Santa Fe NM, USA
Art Museum of the Americas, Small guide to Homeownership, Washington DC, USA
Museo de arte moderno, Small guide to Homeownership, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Georgetown University’s Spagnuolo Art Gallery, Carpoolers, Washington DC, USA
Galleria De Chirico, Carpoolers, Turin, Italy
Museo d´arte contemporanea Roma, Roma Parking, Festival Internazionale di Roma Italy
United Photo Industries Gallery, Carpoolers, Brooklyn NY, USA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA DE BELO HORIZONTE, Carpoolers, Brazil
Kopeikin gallery, Carpoolers, Los Angeles CA, USA
Espacio Cultural Metropolitano de Tampico, Los CarPoolers, Mexico
Kopeikin gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Los Angeles USA
Breda photofestival, Carpoolers, Holland
Centro de la imagen, Carpoolers, Featured exhibition at Photoimagen festival, Dominican Republic
La Fototeca, Carpoolers, Featured exhibition at Guatephoto, Guatemala
Circuit Gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Featured exhibition at CONTACT festival, Toronto, Canada
Flanders gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Raleigh, NC, USA
Museo de arte Sonora MUSAS, Suburbia Mexicana, Hermosillo Sonora, México
Alianza Francesa De Guatemala, People Of Suburbia, Guatemala City
Universidad De Nuevo León, Dulces Intenciones, México
Bluesky Gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Portland, OR, USA
Circuit Gallery, Lost Rivers, Toronto, Canada
Michigan State University, Suburbia Mexicana, Michigan, USA
Lishui Foto Festival, Suburbia Mexicana (curated by Daylight Magazine), Lishui, China
Galeria De La Ciudad, Suburbia Mexicana, La Depravacion De Lo Habitual, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Centro Arte Paiz, Foto 30 Photo Festival Suburbia Mexicana Guatemala
Casa Escorza, Ciudad, Guadalajara, MX
Centro Cultural Gómez Morín, Identidad Nuevo León, Querétaro, Mexico
Museo De Arte San Pedro, Identidad Nuevo León, Puebla, Mexico
Galería Leopoldo Carpinteyro Del IMNRC, Ciudad, Monterrey, Mexico
Sala Hermenegildo Bustos De La Universidad De Guanajuato, Espacios Habitables, Guanajuato, Mexico
Centro De Las Artes De Guanajuato, Identidad Nuevo León, Salamanca, Mexico
Museo De Arte De Zapópan El Maz, Identidad Nuevo León, Jalisco, Mexico
Fototeca Del Centro De Las Artes, Identidad Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Espacios Habitables, Monterrey, Mexico

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2005-2016

Knokke-Heist Fotofestival, Megalopolis, Belgium
Getxophoto Festival, Trips, Getxo, País Vasco Spain
Fototeca de Nuevo Leon, Ciudad de las Montañas, Monterrey, Mexico
Museo San Ildefonso, XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Mexico
UCSD San Diego, SF Camerawork y Galería de la Raza San Francisco, ASU Art Museum, Existe lo que
tiene nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico
, USA
Bronx Documentary Center, Reverse Gaze: Contemporary Mexican Photography, NY, United States
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, IN-HUMANO, Mexico
Alice Austen House, Invisible Migrations, NYC, United States
Architectural Association School of Architecture, Foreign Correspondence, London, UK
The Bakersfield Museum of Art, Photography in Mexico, CA, United States
Centro de las artes, XI Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico
Photographic Resource Center, Godowsky Award, Boston, United States
Musée du quai Branly, Biennale PHOTOQUAI, Paris, France
Sonoma County Museum, Photography in Mexico, United States
El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, III Bienal Juarez – El Paso Biennial 2013
Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Oaxaca, REVISIONES: EL PAISAJE FOTOGRÁFICO, Mexico
Fotogalería Prado del Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Umbrales 1.5: fotografía mexicana, Uruguay
Museum of Photographic Arts, poy (pictures of the year), San Diego CA, United States
Centro nacional de las artes, bienal de fotografía centro de la imagen, mexico city
Photoville, the fence, Boston and Dumbo Brooklyn, United states
SFMOMA, Photography in Mexico: Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, San Francisco CA, United States
Concordia University, Occidente Nuevo:Recycled Tijuana, Saint Paul MN, United States
FotoVisura Pavilion, Beyond War curated by Whitney Johnson, San Juan, Puerto Rico
unseen art fair, foam talent, Amsterdam
UTSA Art Gallery, alien contexts; mexico and the usa, San Antonio TX, United States
Festival Internazionale di Roma, premio iila fotografia, rome, italy
Biennal Xavier Miserachs, DOMESTIC Palafrugell, Catalonia
Galeria patrica conde, REVISIONES II: PAISAJE, Mexico
Somerset House, World Sony Awards, london
Noorderlicht festival, Metropolis, Holland
Museum of Contemporary Photography MOCP, Public Works, Chicago, IL
Museo do Arte Moderno do Rio de Janeiro, joaquim paiva colection, Brazil
contemporary art fair upArt at the Gladstone, Toronto, Canada
FUORI CENTRO – IMMAGINI DALLE PERIFERIE DEL MONDO touring exhibition: Umbria (ASAL/FOCSIV),
Toscana (CMSR/FOCSIV), Sicilia (COP/FOCSIV), Campania (CPS/FOCSIV)
Marche e Abruzzo (CVM/FOCSIV), Lazio (ENGIM/FOCSIV), Basilicata (GVS/FOCSIV),
Calabria (MOCI/FOCSIV), Sardegna (OSVIC/FOCSIV), Puglia e Molise (SOLIDAUNIA/FOCSIV), italy
Arizona State Univeristy, Beyond the Fence, AZ
Museo de Arte Ciudad Juarez/El Paso Museum of Art, Border Art Biennial, El Paso TX, United States
Museo Raul Angiano, El Paisaje Anticipado, Guadalajara, Mexico
Fototeca de Nuevo Leon CONARTE, Salon de la Fotografia, Monterrey, MX
El Paso Museum of art, border art biennial 2010, El Paso, TX
Rubin Center For The Visual Arts, Univeristy Of Texas, Border 2010, El Paso, TX
Centro De La Imagen, XIV Bienal De Fotografía, Mexico
Fondazione Benetton, Naturae, Treviso, Italy
Annenberg Space For Photography, Pictures Of The Year Slideshow, Los Angeles, CA
Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore
Espacio Cultural Caja Madrid, Domestic By Photographic Social Vision, Spain
Clark / Oshin Gallery, PDN 30 Emerging Photographers, Mopla, Los Angeles, CA
Jen Bekman Gallery, Hey Hot Shot 2009, NYC
The Annexe Gallery, Kl Photoawards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Photographic Center North West, Exposed: Critical Mass 2009, Seattle, WA
Houston Fotofest, International Discoveries LI, Houston, TX
Fototeca Nacional, 100 Fotógrafos Contemporáneos Mexicanos, Pachuca, MX
Dystopia, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pause To Begin, Booksmart Studio Gallery, Rochester, NY
Museo Nacional De La Estampa, XXVIII Encuentro Nacional De Arte Joven 2008, Mexico
Houston Center For Photography, Print Auction Exhibition,  Houston, TX
Museo San Ildefonso, VIII Bienal Femsa,  México DF
Photographic Center North West, Juried Competition, Juror: Maria Sanchez, Seattle, WA
Museo Municipal De Arte Contemporáneo, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Centro De Las Artes, VIII Bienal Femsa, Monterrey N.L., Mexico
3era Bienal De Artes Visuales De Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
XXI Concurso De Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Coordenadas Privadas, Museo De Arte Olga Costa Y José Chávez Morado, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Nuestra Fotografía 2005, Museo Metropolitano De Monterrey, Monterrey N.L., Mexico
Three Photo Projects, Objectnotfound Project Room, San Pedro N.L., Mexico

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Honorable Mention XI Bienal FEMSA, Monterrey, México
Grantee of the SNCA (Sistema Nacional Creadores de Arte) CONACULTA, México
2013 Photo grant, 3rd place, Photographic Museum of humanity
POYI Reportage Division/Feature picture Story, Award of excellence, USA
POYI Latinamerica Vida Cotidiana series, 2nd place, Brazil
NPPA BEst of Journalism awards, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORY, 2nd place, USA
Foam talent, Amsterdam, Holland
Premio IILA-FOTOGRAFIA 2012 – V edición, Rome Italy
International Street photography award, London photography festival, UK
Acquisition Prize, reseña plastica CONARTE, Monterrey Mexico
First place, people lifestyle, International photography awards
Honorable mention, bienal de fotografía centro de la imagen, Mexico
Nominee, Santa Fe prize, Santa Fe NM, USA
Finalist, cortona ONTHEMOVE International Award, Italy
Nominee, DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, International photography awards, USA
Finalist, World Sony Awards, london UK
National FONCA grant, CONACULTA, Mexico
PECDA grant, Monterrey, Mexico
Lente Latino award, Santiago, Chile
Acquisition Prize Salon de la Fotografía, Fototeca de Nuevo León CONARTE, Monterrey Mexico
Nominee, KLM Paul Huf Award, Foam Museum, Amsterdam
Semifinalist, hasselblad latin american masters
PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, NY, USA
PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass Photo Book Award, Portland, OR, USA
Nominee, prix pictet award, UK
Honorable Mention, Center Project Competition, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Finalist, KL Photoawards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Finalist, Premio Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Finalist, Artwork International Inc. Art Business Career Development Grant, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Selected as an International Discoveries II, fotofest, Houston
Finalist, Aperture Portfolio Prize
Hey Hot Shot, Jen Bekman Gallery, NYC
Critical mass top 50 portfolios, photolucida, Portland, OR
Photo book now competition, blurb honorable mention
Honorable mention, International artist book fair, Fotoseptiembre, Mexico
2nd, 3rd place – Architecture, Cityscapes, and Interiors, Los Angeles, International Photography Awards,
honorable mention, En Foco people place thing competition, NY
Finalist, 14th annual project competition, center, Santa Fe, NM
Honorable Mentions, Nature/Landscape And Waterscapes Categories, And The Fine Art/Landscape Categories, Los Angeles, International Photography Awards
Recipient Photolucida Critical Mass International Participant Award, Portland, OR
Honorable Mention, Center Project Competition, Santa Fe, NM
Selected for Pause To Begin (Book), Eds. David Wright And Ethan Jones, Published By Book Smart Studio, NY
Honorable Mention, Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
National FONCA grant, CONACULTA, Mexico
Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolios, Photolucida, Portland, OR
2nd Place Award, Photographic Center North West Juried Competition
Acquisition Prize Reseña Plástica Nuevoleonesa, Salón Fotografía, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Mexico
Finalist, Premio Descubrimiento, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Honorable Mention, VIII Bienal Femsa, Monterrey N.L. Mexico

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

Fotofest Biennial, USA 2010
Photoespana Festival, Spain 2010
Naturae, Italy 2010
Identidades Nuevo León, Fondo Editorial Nuevo León, 1ª Edición, 2006, Mexico
Espacios Habitables, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, 1ª Edición, 2006, Mexico
Fotoseptiembre, Alteridades 2007, Centro De La Imagena, Mexico
Descubrimientos Photoespaña 07, Spain
Reseña Plástica Nuevoleonesa 2007 Salón Fotografía, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Monterrey Mexico
VIII Bienal Femsa, Centro De Las Artes, Monterrey Mexico
3era Bienal De Artes Visuales De Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
2º Concurso Internacional De Arte Contemporáneo Artfest Del Wtc, World Trade Center, Mexico
XXI Concurso De Arte Eduardo León Jimenes En Dominican Republic
Memorias De Fotoguanajuato, Centro De La Imagen, Mexico
Born 2, Galería Casaborne, Málaga Spain
Reseña Plástica Nuevoleonesa 2006, Salón Fotografía, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Monterrey Mexico
El Patrimonio Cultural De Nuevo León A Través De Sus Fotógrafos, Conarte
Reseña Plástica Nuevoleonesa 2005, Salón Fotografía, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Monterrey Mexico
Growth book, prix picket prize, UK
En Foco Photographic Journal, New York (December 2010)
Afterimage, New York (November 2010)
Travesias Magazine, Cuatro Cienegas Coahuila (June 2009)
Photoicon Magazine, Mexican Vanguardia Photographers (April 2009)
Invisible City, On-Line Magazine (1st Issue, March 2009)
Picnic Magazine, Bajo La Mirada De 5 Creadores (Num 4. 2009)
Codigo Magazine, The New Mexican Photography Curated By Gustavo Prado (March 2009)
JPG Magazine, Issue 16. Human Impact, Lost Rivers Series
D – La Repubblica Delle Donne (Italy, May 2008) The New Mexican Suburbia
Marvin Magazine, (Mexico, May 2008) “Las Intenciones Y Sueños De Alejandro Cartagena” By Ingrid Constant
Pic Nic Magazine, Ecologistas Issue (Mexico, April 2008) Lost Rivers Series
Flak Photo, (January 17, 2008) Lost Rivers
Cuarta Pared Magazine, (Mexico, December 2007) Dreams
Life And Style Magazine, (Mexico, November 2007) By Gustavo Prado And Patricia Mendoza
Picnic Magazine, Mutations Issue (Mexico 2007) By Gerardo Montiel
Milenio Newspaper Monterrey ¿Dónde Quedó El Entorno Natural? (9/5/2007 Mexico) By Gustavo Mendoza Lemus
Milenio Newspaper Guadalajara, Casa Escorza Reconstruye La Ciudad, (December 6th 2007, Mexico) By Édgar Velasco
Arte En La Red, Alejandro Cartagena: Ciudad Reconstruida (December 5th 2007, Mexico) By Prensa Casa Escorza
Concientious Fine Art Weblog, (December 12th 2007) By Joerg Colberg
Velocidad Critica Magazine, Rosetta, Vesch, Documenta (March 2006, Mexico) By Joaquin Garzafox

EDUCATION

Maestría en Artes Visuales, Universidad Autónoma De Nuevo León, Mexico 2009-2011

WORKSHOPS AND VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

Michigan State University; landscape and culture; suburbia mexicana. Lansing, MI USA
University of Texas; people of suburbia. El Paso, Texas
University of New Mexico; suburbia mexicana. Las Cruces, New Mexico
Bluesky gallery; suburbia mexicana. Portland, Oregon.
simposio internacional de fotografía; paisajes mexicanos. mazatlan, Mexico
CEDIM; composición en la fotografía. Monterrey Mexico
La fototeca de Guatemala; El paisaje urbano como reflejo de la sociedad. Guatemala City
ENCUENTRO FOTOGRAFICO MÉXICO SLP 2009; fotografía en el norte de México. San Luis Potosi, Mexico
casa escorza; el paisaje como meáfora de la sociedad. Guadalajara, Mexico

ART FAIRS

Paris Photo
AIPAD, New york
MACO, Mexico City
Miami project, Miami
Houston fine art fair, houston
Unseen, Amsterdam
Pulse, New york
Art Chicago, Chicago
UpArt Contemporary Fair, Toronto