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Alejandro Cartagena

Rebubblica Dominicana, 1977.
Vive e lavora a Monterrey, Messico


Alejandro Cartagena vive e lavora a Monterrey in Messico. I suoi progetti fotografici ritraggono lavoratori e paesaggi che diventano il mezzo per esaminare le pratiche sociali, ambientali e di sviluppo urbano del territorio. Le sue fotografie sono state esposte in tutto il mondo ed acquistate da numerose collezioni di prestigiosi musei quali il MOMA di San Francisco, il Museum of Contemporary Photography di Chicago, il Museum of Fine Arts di Houston, il Portland Museum of Art, il Museo de Arte Moderno a Rio de Janeiro, la Fototeca di Nuevo Leon e la Fototeca Nacional di Pachuca, entrambe in Messico.

Ha vinto il Premio Photolucida Critical Mass, il Lente Latino in Chile, il Premio Salon de la Fotografia dalla Fototeca di Nuevo Leon, il Premio IILA-Fotografia 2012 aRome ed il POYi Reportage Award oltre a molti altri. E' stato anche finalista del World Sony Award nel 2012.

E’ stato nominato talento da FOAM ed uno dei 30 fotografi emergenti dal PDN´s magazine. E’ stato anche uno dei finalisti del Premio Aperture Portfolio ed e' stato tra i nominati di molti riconoscimenti importanti come il Santa Fe Photography Prize, il Prix Pictet Prize, il Photoespaña Descubrimientos Award ed il FOAM Paul Huff Award.

I lavori di Alejandro Cartagena sono stati pubblicati su molteplici testate internazionali come il Newsweek, The New York Times Lens blog, Nowness, Domus, Domus Mexico, The Financial Times, View, The Guardian, Le Monde, Stern, PDN, The New Yorker, The Independent, Monocle and Wallpaper oltre a molti altri.

Mostre personali:

2016
Parigi, Paris Photo
Città del Messico, Zona Maco Foto
Basilea, Photo Basel, The Car Poolers & Suburbia Mejicana
Città del Messico, Galleria Patricia Conde, Car Show

2015
Milano, MIA Milan Image Art Fair

2014
kopeikin gallery, BLISS, los angeles CA, United states
photoeye project space, 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
Galleria De Chirico, carpoolers, Torino, Italia

2013
Museo d´arte contemporanea Roma, Roma Parking, Festival Internazionale di Roma Italy
United Photo Industries Gallery, Carpoolers, Brooklyn NY, United States
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA DE BELO HORIZONTE, carpoolers, Brazil
Kopeikin gallery, The car poolers, Los Angeles CA, United States
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

Mostre Collettive:

2016
Città del Messico, Zona Maco Foto @ Galeria Patricia Conde

2015
Parigi, Fotofever Art Fair

2014
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
Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Nada Fuera de lo Ordinario, Mexico
Galleria Browning, Perspectives of Landscape, Italy
Photographic Resource Center, Godowsky Award, Boston, United States
Lawndale Art Center, The Photographic Mirror: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits, Houston, United States

2013
Musée du quai Branly, Biennale PHOTOQUAI, Paris, France
Fototropia Gallery, Geográfica, Guatemala
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
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
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
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
Photoville, the fence, Boston and Dumbo Brooklyn, United states

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

Fiere d'arte:

FOTOFEVER photography art fair
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

Collezioni che hanno acquistato le sue fotografie:

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

Premi e onoreficenze:

FOAM Talent, Amsterdam
PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers, NY
Winner, Photolucida's Critical Mass Photo Book Award, Portland, OR
Selected for International Discoveries II, FotoFest, Houston, TX
Winner Premio IILA-Fotografia V edition, Rome Italy
Winner of Street Photography Award, London Photography Festival, UK
POYI Reportage division/feature picture story, award of excellence, USA
POYI Latinamerica Vida Cotidiana series, 2do lugar, Brazil
National Grant in Photography, Fonca-CONACULTA, Mexico
Nominee, Prix Pictet Award, London
Winner Premio Lente Latino, Acquisition Prize, Chile
Acquisition Prize, Salon de la Fotografia, Fototeca de Nuevo Leon CONARTE, Mexico
Finalist, Aperture Portfolio Prize, NY

Libri:

Suburbia Mexicana, published by daylight and photolucida



Alejandro Cartagena
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