ALEJANDRO GONZALES, Havana 1974

A self-taught artist, Alejandro Gonzales made his first series of photographs in 1999-2000. His work is mainly focused on documenting and trying to rethink both past and present history, reflecting critically on its legacy and needs. His latest series features staged photographs made with models that make us reflect on the concept of construction and destruction.

Alejandro Gonzales has obtained various international residencies amongst which in France and Germany. He also was honored in 2009 with the Award for Photography from La Casa de las Americas in Havana.

His work can be found in public collections such as The National Gallery of Photography of Cuba, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach (CA) and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Collection in New York.

From the series Improper Behavior

Inkjet on cotton paper

60 x 80 cm (23,5 x 31,5 inches)

From the series Pelos en la lengua

Inkjet on cotton paper

60 x 60 cm or 110 x 110cm (23,5 x 23,5 inches or 43 x 43 inches)

From the series Cuba, Year Zero

Inkjet on cotton paper

47 x 60 cm (18,5 x 23,5 inches)

From the series Cuba, Year Zero

Inkjet on cotton paper

47 x 60 cm (18,5 x 23,5 inches)

From the series Improper Behavior

Inkjet on cotton paper

60 x 60 cm (23,5 x 23,5 inches)

From the series Quinquenio Gris

Inkjet on cotton paper

61 x 102 cm or 100 x 170 cm (24 x 40 inches or 39 x 67 inches)