Venezuelan Artists - Alexander Apostol | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1969, Barquisimeto, Venezuela | lives and works in Madrid
Alexander Apóstol studied photography with Ricardo Armas, and art history at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas. His focus is on the iconography of the urban landscapes in his native Venezuela and across South America, exposing fractures in modernist design. His 2012 video Chromosaturated Social Contract (Contrato colectivo cromosaturado) investigates the relationship between architecture, art, and urban planning in relation to Venezuelan history.
Welcome to Caracas February 6, 2015 “Welcome to Caracas, modern oil capital rife with inequality, and regional center for social experimentation.” Artist Alexander Apóstol is your guide to the fraught, politicized history and precarious current state of the city’s art institutions. More
Alexander Apóstol: Tropical Modernity Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, August 23, 2010 In this video interview, artist Alexander Apóstol and curator María Inés Rodríguez discuss Apóstol's Modernidad Tropical 2010 showcase at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain. More
Contrato Colectivo Cromosaturado mor charpentier, Paris, January 26–March 8, 2014 For Alexander Apóstol's first solo show at galerie mor charpentier, the artist presents the video Contrato Colectivo Cromosaturado (2012), which introduces the social and political identities of various Venezuelan social groups, using the visual codes of kinetic art. More