Profile: ALEJANDRO GARCIA CONTRERAS artist Last Update:July 14, 2015

Alejandro Garcia Contreras holds a Bachelor’s degree in visual art from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Since 2007 he has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Peru. Venues in Mexico include the Museum of Modern Art, Centro Nacional de las Artes, and Museo Experimental “El Eco” in Mexico City; Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (Oaxaca); and Centro Cultural Jaime Sabines in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas.

In 2008 Contreras co-founded the Laboratorio de Artes de Chiapas and in 2009 he joined Neter, an initiative promoting young Mexican artists locally and internationally. In 2013, he completed a residency/workshop program at Les Territoires in Montreal. Contreras has received awards from Artfest International (2006) and the FONCA Jovenes Creadores (2009, 2014).

Selected Work

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Links / Updates

Selected links and publications

Horror en el Trópico: Terror, Arte y Cine en el Museo del Chopo by Rodrigo Delgado
MX-DF, 2014

15 jaar PS Projectspace /15 Aniversario PS Projectspace
De Witte RAAF, 2014

Horror en el Trópico en el Museo del Chopo by Paola Monter
Time Out Mexico, 2014

Galería La Chinche presentará la obra de Alejandro García Contreras
La Tempestad, 2014

Atelier de création II – Espejo Negro aux Territoires by Maude Lefebvre
The Belgo Report, 2013

On the walls: Art you need to see this week by Emily Raine
Cult Montreal, 2013

Must-See Shows
Canadian Art Magazine, 2013

Cadaverous Collaboration at Les Territoires by Joseph Henry
Blouin ArtInfo, 2013

NETER, un espacio para la reflexion artistica
Cultura Colectiva, 2013

X Bienal Monterrey FEMSA por Teresa del Conde
La Jornada, 2013

Artistas chiapanecos en otros horizontes por Marcelino Champo
Péndulo de Chiapas, 2013

Why the Bienal Monterrey came to Mexico City
Phaidon News, 2012

Neter at ArtPlatform L.A. by Ofelia del Corazon
Los Angeles Art Resource, 2012


Artist’s website
www.alejandrogarciacontreras.com