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alejandro cartagena b. 1977 dominican republic

books

Suburbia Mexicana, published by daylight and photolucida

work in collections

san francisco museum of modern art (sfmoma) usa
santa barbara museum, usa
Harry ransom center, Univeristy of Texas, usa
museum of fine arts houston (mfah) usa
Museum Of Contemporary Photography (mocp), Chicago, IL, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
University of Maine, USA
Joaquim Paiva Collection, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sinafo/ Fototeca Nacional Del Inah, Pachuca, Mexico
Fototeca Del Centro De Las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico
Fondo De La Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Conarte, Monterrey, Mexico
Universidad De Monterrey, Monterrey, 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

solo exhibitions

2014
kopeikin gallery, october, BLISS, los angeles CA, United states
photoeye project space, november, carpoolers, santa fe NM, United states
Art Museum of the Americas, Small guide to Homeownership, Washington DC, United states
Museo de arte moderno, Small guide to Homeownership, santo domingo, dominican republic
Georgetown University’s Spagnuolo Art Gallery, carpoolers, Washington DC, United states

2013
Kopeikin gallery, The car poolers, Los Angeles USA
Espacio Cultural Metropolitano de Tampico, Los Car Poolers, Mexico

2012
kopeikin gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, los angeles USA
breda photofestival, Car poolers, holland
centro de la imagen, Car poolers, Featured exhibition at Photoimagen festival, Dominican republic
La fototeca, Car poolers, Featured exhibition at Guatephoto, guatemala

2011
Circuit Gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Featured exhibition at CONTACT festival, Toronto, canada
Flanders gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Raleigh, NC
Museo de arte sonora MUSAS, Suburbia Mexicana, Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico
Alianza Francesa De Guatemala, People Of Suburbia, Guatemala city
Universidad De Nuevo Leon, Dulces Intenciones, Mexico

2010
Bluesky Gallery, Suburbia Mexicana, Portland, OR
Circuit Gallery, Lost Rivers, Toronto, Canada
Michigan State University, Suburbia Mexicana, Michigan
Monterrey International Airport, Suburbia Mexicana, Monterrey, MX

2009
Lishui Foto Festival, Suburbia Mexicana (curated by Daylight Magazine), Lishui, China
Galeria De La Ciudad, Suburbia Mexicana, La Depravacion De Lo Habitual, Aguascalientes, MX
Centro Arte Paiz, Foto 30 Photo Festival Suburbia Mexicana Guatemala

2008
Casa Escorza, Ciudad, Guadalajara, MX
Museo Regional De San Luis Potosi, Identidad Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, MX

2007
Centro Cultural Gómez Morín, Identidad Nuevo León, Querétaro, MX
Museo De Arte San Pedro, Identidad Nuevo León, Puebla, MX
Galería Leopoldo Carpinteyro Del IMNRC, Ciudad, Monterrey, MX
Sala Hermenegildo Bustos De La Universidad De Guanajuato, Espacios Habitables, Guanajuato, MX

2006
Centro De Las Artes De Guanajuato, Identidad Nuevo León, Salamanca, MX
Museo De Arte De Zapópan El Maz, Identidad Nuevo León, Jalisco, MX
Fototeca Del Centro De Las Artes, Identidad Nuevo León, Monterrey, MX
Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Espacios Habitables, Monterrey, MX

group exhibitions

2014
Bronx Documentary Center, Reverse Gaze: Contemporary Mexican Photography, NY, United States
Alice Austen House, Invisible Migrations, NYC, United States

2013
Sonoma County Museum, Photography in Mexico, United States
Bakersfield Museum of Art, 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
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway park/ FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL 2013, the fence, Boston, United States
Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Oaxaca, REVISIONES: EL PAISAJE FOTOGRÁFICO, Mexico
Museum of Photographic Arts, poy (pictures of the year), San Diego CA, United States
Galleria Browning, Perspectives of Landscape, Asolo, Italy
La Casa del Bicentenario, Premio Latinoamericano de fotografía, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centro nacional de las artes, bienal de fotografía centro de la imagen, mexico city
Mariposa Studios, Occidente Nuevo:Recycled Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico

2012
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
instituto de cultura de leon, creación en movimiento del fonca, leon, mexico
Festival Internazionale di Roma, premio iila fotografia, rome, italy
Biennal Xavier Miserachs, DOMESTIC Palafrugell, Catalonia
galeria patrica conde, REVISIONES II: PAISAJE, mexico city
Somerset House, World Sony Awards, london

2011
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
Contemporary Art Center/recycle art, Marcel and Friends, Brussel
Centro de Difusión Cultural del IPBA, “Conexiones” Muestra Colectiva de Fotógrafos Mexicanos, SLP MX
Galería Ajolote, territorio 2030, guadalajara MX
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
the viewer, New Cities: utopia and dystopia, Brussels
Museo Raul Angiano, El Paisaje Anticipado, Guadalajara, MX
Fototeca de Nuevo Leon CONARTE, Salon de la Fotografia, Monterrey, MX
Blissland Gallery, See You Soon, Berlin, Germany
the chain project, uk
Museo de arte de matamoros, salón de la fotografía 2010, MX

2010
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 Fotografia, Mexico City
Savignano Si Festival Of Photography, Naturae, Italy
Lamec, Naturae, Vicenza, Italy
Fondazione Benetton, Naturae, Treviso, Italy
galerie Jeune Création, see you soon, paris, france
Champion Gallery, Altered Landscapes, Austin, TX
Annenberg Space For Photography, Pictures Of The Year Slideshow, Los Angeles, CA
Fost Gallery, Kl Photo Awards, Singapore
Limkokwing University in Piccadilly, Kl Photo Awards, UK
The Annexe Gallery, Kl Photo Awards, Singapore
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
Wall Space Gallery, New Directions, Seattle, WA

2009
Houston Fotofest, International Discoveries LI, Houston, TX
The Center For Fine Art Photography, 2009 International Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO
Fototeca Nacional, 100 Fotógrafos Contemporaneos Mexicanos, Pachuca, MX
Luz De Plata, Fototeca De Zacatecas, MX
Dystopia, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pause To Begin, Booksmart Studio Gallery, Rochester, NY

2008
Exconvento Del Carmen Centro Cultural “El Nigromante”, XXVIII Encuentro Nacional De Arte Joven 2008, Guadalajara
Museo Nacional De La Estampa, XXVIII Encuentro Nacional De Arte Joven 2008, Mexico D.F.
Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Aguascalientes, XXVIII Encuentro Nacional De Arte Joven 2008, mx
Centro De Difusión Cultural Del Instituto Potosino De Bellas Artes, XXVIII Encuentro Nacional De Arte Joven 2008, mx
Galeria Emilia Cohen, Colectiva Enero 2008, Cad, Mexico DF, MX
Houston Center For Photography, Print Auction Exhibition,  Houston, TX
Museo San Ildefonso, VIII Bienal Femsa,  México DF

2007
Photographic Center North West, Juried Competition, Juror: Maria Sanchez, Seattle, WA
Universidad Iberoamericana, Bienal Puebla De Los Angeles, Puebla, Puebla, MX
Museo Municipal De Arte Contemporáneo, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Centro De Las Artes, VIII Bienal Femsa, Monterrey N.L., MX

2006
3era Bienal De Artes Visuales De Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, MX)
2º Concurso Internacional De Arte Contemporáneo Artfest, World Trade Center, México DF
Xxi Concurso De Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Nuevos Territorios, Galería Germán Gedovius, San Luís Potosí, MX
De Paso, Galería Arco Gris, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MX
Born 2, Galería Casaborne, Málaga, Spain
Coordenadas Privadas, Museo De Arte Olga Costa Y José Chávez Morado, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, MX
Small, Galería Alternativa Once, San Pedro Garza García, N.L., MX
El Espacio Importa, Centro Cultural Fotográfico 1116, Monterrey, N.L., MX
Exposición Itinerante Del Marcomovil, Programa Educativo Del Museo Marco, Monterrey, MX

2005
Nuestra Fotografía 2005, Museo Metropolitano De Monterrey, Monterrey N.L., MX
Three Photo Projects, Objectnotfound Project Room, San Pedro N.L., MX

auctions

Phillips de Pury & Company London, Now: Art of the 21st Century, London 2009
Houston Center for Photography annual auction, Houston Texas, USA, 2010
Photographic Center NW art auction, seattle washington, 2008
Murrietta Foundation, for the program “Eyes that can´t see”, CAD, Mexico City 2007
Houston Center for Photography annual auction, Houston Texas, USA, 2008
Sinaloa Museum of Contemporary Art auction, 2008

awards and recognitions

2013

2013 Photo grant, 3rd place, Photographic Museum of humanity
POYI Reportage Division/Feature picture Story, Award of excellence
POYI Latinamerica Vida Cotidiana series, 2nd place
NPPA BEst of Journalism awards, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORY, 2nd place

2012
foam talent, amsterdam
Premio IILA-FOTOGRAFIA 2012 – V edición, rome italy
International Street photography award, london photography festival
Acquisition Prize, reseña plastica CONARTE, Monterrey MX
first place, people lifestyle, International photography awards
honorable mention, bienal de fotografía centro de la imagen, mexico
nominee, Santa fe prize, santa fe nm
finalist, cortona ONTHEMOVE International Award, italy
nominee, DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, International photography awards
finalist, World Sony Awards, london UK

2011
National FONCA grant, CONACULTA, Mexico
PECDA grant, Monterrey Mexico
Lente Latino award, Santiago, Chile
Acquisition Prize Salon de la Fotografia, Fototeca de Nuevo Leon CONARTE, Monterrey MX
nominee, KLM Paul Huf Award, Foam Museum, Amsterdam
semifinalist, hasselblad latin american masters

2010
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

2009
Selected for 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, Luz de plata photography prize, Mexico City
finalist, 14th annual project competition, center, Santa Fe, nM

2008
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

2007
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, MX
Finalist, Premio Descubrimiento, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Honorable Mention, VIII Bienal Femsa, Monterrey N.L. Mexico

catalogues

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
Reseña Plástica Nuevoleonesa 2007 Salón Fotografía, Casa De La Cultura De Nuevo León, Monterrey
Viii Bienal Femsa, Centro De Las Artes, Monterrey N.L., MX
3era Bienal De Artes Visuales De Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
2º Concurso Internacional De Arte Contemporáneo Artfest Del Wtc, World Trade Center, México Df
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
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

publications and reviews

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

Maestria En artes visuales, Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon. 2009-2011

professional work experience

2004-2010/Fototeca photography center, monterrey, mexico
2006-current /co-director at marcarfoto photography school
2010-current /professor at universidad autonoma de nuevo leon

workshops and artist lectures presented

Michigan state university; landscape and culture; suburbia mexicana. lansing, michigan
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 fotografia; 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 MEXICO SLP 2009; fotografia en el norte de mexico. San Luis Potosi, Mexico
casa escorza; el paisaje como metafora de la sociedad. guadalajara, mexico