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).
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above and next three images: The New Gods (Nuevos Dioses), 2014, exhibition views and details from Horror en el Tropico at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City
next two images: The Watchtower and the Herald of Presence (La Atalaya y el Heraldo de la Presencia), 2013, exhibition views from PS Project Space, Amsterdam
next two images: Black Mirror (Espejo Negro), 2013, detail and still from stop-motion animation, Les Territoires, Montreal