Juan Carlos Alom

Photographer and Filmmaker

Education and Professional Experience

1986-1989 Semiotics. Journalism Institute. Havana, Cuba.
Course on photographic image restoration. Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

Personal Exhibitions

(selection)
2006 Fast Forward II. ICAIC Cultural Center, Sample of Experimental Films, Havana, Cuba. Presentation of the films Havana Solo, Un Harley Tours Havana, The Modern Method, The Highest You Fly and Heavy Shadows.
2004 Ritual to the Ceiba. Performance. Film projected against a tree, with live music band, Eighth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Scope Contemporain. Cuban Images Festival. Toronto, Canada.
Free Roaming: A Compilation of Contemporary Artists. Presentation of Havana Solo, 15 minutes in 16 mm film. Video Marathon.  Museo del Barrio, New York, USA.
2001 Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution. Tim B. Wride, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Evidence, 8 minutes in 16 mm, La Casona, Havana, Cuba.
2000 Secret Shadows. Throckmorton, New York, USA.

Films (selection)
2004 Cuba Pavilion, 35mm b/w 54″. Eighth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Iroko. 16mm b/w 15″. La California tenant house, Eighth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
2003 17e encontres video art plastique. Wharf Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France.
2001 The Highest You Fly, 35mm b/w 8″; Evidence. 16mm b/w 4″. Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba. Genesis Gallery.
2002 Havana Solo. Los Angeles Freewaves: TV or not TV.  Los Angeles, California, USA / No Island Is An Island. Contemporary Cuban Art. Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
2000 Havana Solo. 16 mm b/w 15″. From the Negative: Conceptual Photography     from Cuba. pARTS Photogaphic Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA / Art y General, New York. Jazz Gallery, New York / Art Institute from San Francisco,     California. Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (2001).
Scope Contemporain. Cuban Images Festival, Toronto, Canada.
Parallax Effect. Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, USA.
Havana Solo. Inedit Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
Modern Method. 16 mm b/w 8″. Zoll-Douane, Hamburg, Germany / Videoale     from Bonn, Germany.
Thick Shadows. 16 mm b/w 5″. Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

(selection)
2004 100 Years of Latin American Photography. Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona. Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain.
Fluid Image. Grenoble, France.
De Daros_Latinamerica Tapes. Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Holland.
Zoll-douane. Hamburg, Germany.
2003 Parallax Effect. Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, USA.
2002 Migrations from/to the Caribbean Sea. Arco 2002, Spain.
17e encontres video art plastique. Wharf Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France.
2000 From the Negative: Conceptual Photography from Cuba. pARTS  Photogaphic Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Awards and Residencies

Selected among the ten photographers of the millennium from Latin America by Time magazine, New York (2000).

Collections

Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany/Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba/The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA/IF, Milan, Italy/FotoFest, Houston, Texas, USA/Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA/Metronom, Contemporary Art Foundation, Barcelona, Spain/Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, Florida, USA/Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania/Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA/Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA/Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA/Arte y Naturaleza

Exhibitions

Meetings

Collective June 2008

NON PLACES

Collective November 2016

ADN (DNA)

Collective February 2011

We Will Wait in the Clear Mountain

Juan Carlos Alom January 2009

Artworks

White Ceiba tree

Juan Carlos Alom 2008

We wait on the clear mountain

Juan Carlos Alom 2008

Young Ceiba

Juan Carlos Alom 2008

Sticks

Juan Carlos Alom 2008

Man with Snake

Juan Carlos Alom 2008

De la serie Submarino hecho en casa

Juan Carlos Alom 2006

Untitled

Juan Carlos Alom 1989

Untitled

Juan Carlos Alom 1989