Alexandre Arrechea

1970 Trinidad/Cuba

Education and Professional Experience

Graduate of the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in 1994. Member of the group Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) for 12 years, until July 4, 2003. Since then he continued his work as an artist all by himself. In his inter-disciplinary work, Alexandre Arrechea reveals a particular interest in the exploration of public and domestic spaces. Transportable City (2000), The Garden of Mistrust (2003-2005) Perpetual Free Entrance (2006) and Mississippi Bucket (2008), are monumentary projects carried out in recent years.

Personal Exhibitions

2010 Architecture of Perception, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Casado Santapau Gallery, Spain
Magnan Projects Gallery, NY, USA
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
2009 One Day after the Future. Villa Manuela Gallery [September 4] Havana, Cuba
Everything, Something, Nothing. CAB Centro de Arte Caja Burgos [October 9] Burgos, Spain
ARCO, 2009
2008 Mistrust, [September 2 – October 26] American University Museum at the Katzen,Washington D.C. USA
Suicide Landscape, [May 13] Casado-Santa-Pau Gallery,Madrid
2007 What could happen if I lie.[September 6 to October 20] Magnan Projects, Magnan Emerich Gallery. NY, NY. USA
Defeated Space. [January 30] Casado-SantaPau Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Scalpel and Cotton, [February 15] Contemporary Links  [June 30] San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
2006 Perpetual Free Entrance, [June 12-September 24] Patio Herreriano, Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, Valladolid, Spain
The Limit [March 11] Mary Goldman Gallery [February 18] LA,California. USA
2005 Dust [November 17], Magnan Projects. NY, NY. USA “POLVO” [November 9], Miramar Trade Center, Havana, Cuba
Nada  Art Fair [Miami December 1-4] Mary Goldman Gallery
Pulse [Miami December 1-4] Magnan Projects
Nowhere [November 26,2005- January 27,2006] Alonso Fine Art, Miami, USA
Raúl Cordero, Felipe Dulzaides, Alexandre Arrechea in Casa de las  Américas [July 22] Casa de las Américas, Havana,Cuba

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2010 Museum of Art and Design, NY. USA
2009 Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Russia
The Latin Americas. The Weariness of Love.[May 21- October 4] Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto.Milan / Italy
Havana Biennial, Cuba
TesaloniKi Biennial, [May 24 – September 27] Greece
Pulse, NY, USA
Arteamericas, Miami, FL, USA
2008   Prisoner’s Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals- Cisneros Collection. December 3, 2008 – March 1, 2009, Miami, USA
Pinta Art Fair, Nov 14 The Metropolitan Pavilion y The Altman Art Building, New York. USA
Prospect 1, November 1, 2008 through January 18, 2009 New Orleans.USA
MACO, Mexico International Art Fair.Banamex Center,  Mexico City
MIART, Milan, Italy
ARCO, 2008
Informed by Function Feb. 6 – May 15, 2008 Lehman College Art  Gallery Bedford Park Boulevard West, The Bronx, N.Y. USA
Black Elephant, Diego Rivera Museum, Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
2007 MoMA N.Y. New Perspectives in Latin American Art
Tomorrow. Artsonje Center. Kumho Museum of Art. Seoul, Korea
We Are Your Future. Special Project to the 2nd Moscow Biennial of the Fine Arts
Caribbean Encounters, August 31, 2007 – January 17,2008 Brooklyn Museum, NY. USA
2006 Fatamorgana. Illusion and Deception in Contemporary Art”,[November 25] Haifa  Museum of Art, Israel
Taipei Biennial [October 4] Taipei,China
Moving Image, Alonso Art [October 21-November 25] Miami, Florida, USA
Stop y Forward, [September 22] Galería Habana, Cuba
Volta Show 2 [June 14-18] ULTRA BRAG, Südquaistrasse 55, CH-4019 Basel, Switzerland
2005 51 Venice Biennial, 2005 Italy
Out of Place Works on Paper. [May 21], Mary Goldman Gallery. LA, CA. USA
Scope: Contemporary Cuban Video/Film. Curator: Judy Cheung Co-presented by May Works Festival CALGARY and EMMEDIA GALLERY
Group show Magnan project Gallery [May 12] NY, NY, USA
Contemporary Art Salon [Jan 21] Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba

Awards and Residencies

2005 Braziers International. Oxfordshire, England/ 2002 Artist in residence, The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, New Castle, England/ 2000 Prize. Promotion of the Arts, UNESCO, 7th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba/ 1997 First Prize, Contemporary Art-People’s Award, El Mundo Magazine, Argentaria Foundation. ARCO Fair/ 1995-6 Endowment. Department of Expositions and Collections, Spanish Ministry of Culture,Madrid, Spain


Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, USA/ Artist Pension Trust/ CIFO, Miami/Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA/ Würth Museum of Modern Art of La Rioja/ MAM. Museum of Art of Miami, Florida.USA/ Ellipse Foundation, Portugal/ Museum of the Neighborhood. New York.NY.USA/Fort Lauderdale Museum, Miami, USA/ San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, USA/ Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA /Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA/ The Martin Margulles Collection, Miami, FL, USA /National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba /Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany/ Arizona State University, ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA /Queen Sophie Contemporary Art Center Museum, Madrid, Spain /Contemporary Art Cultural Center A.C., Mexico City, Mexico/ Daros Collection, Zurich,Switzerland/ ARCO Foundation, Contemporary Art Museum in Galicia,Spain/ Museum of Contemporary Art from Extremadura and Iberian America, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain /Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation,Vienna, Austria/ Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA /University of California at Santa Barbara Museum, CA, USA/ Fredrick Weissman Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA, USA /Cincinnati Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH, USA.ember 3, 2008 – March 1, 2009, Miami, USA
Pinta Art Fair, Nov 14 The Metropolitan Pavilion

Exhibitions in Villa Manuela

A day after the future

Alexandre Arrechea September 2009

Artworks (9)

Le magicien (The magician)

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Alexandre Arrechea 2009

Serie After the monument

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Vida artificial (Artificial Life)

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Dead bird flying 3

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Pregón (Vendor's cry)

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Black sun

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Alexandre Arrechea 2008