Alexandre Arrechea

(b.) Trinidad, Cuba


Alexandre Arrechea graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana in 1994 and was a founding member of the collective Los Carpinteros (1994-2003). The interdisciplinary quality of Arrechea’s work reveals a profound interest in the exploration of both public and domestic spaces. Most recently this quest has led him to produce several monumental projects like NOLIMITS (2013) encompassing ten monumental sculptures installed along the Park Avenue Malls. Among his solo shows are Twisted Horizon at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York (2012), Espacio Derrotado at Casado-SantaPau Gallery, Madrid (2011), Black Sun, which was on the NASDAQ Billboard in New York (2010), The Rules of Play, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia (2010), and Orange Tree at the Bronx Museum, New York (2011). The artists work can be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, CAB Burgos, Spain, Museum of Latin American Art, California, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Daros Collection, Switzerland and the Museo Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofia in Madrid.



1994 Superior Art Institute of Havana, ISA


Solo Exhibitions

2015  El Mapa del Silencio (The Map of Silence), Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba


2014  THE MAP AND THE FACT, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY 

2013 DOS, Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid, Spain

NO LIMITS, Park Avenue Project, New York, NY

2012 Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art and Architecture, Architecture OMI, Ghent, NY

Twisted Horizon, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Show, Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, Paris, France 

2011 The Sacrificed Object, Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid, Spai

2010 Orange Tree, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Evasive, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

Elasticity, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

The Rules Of Play, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah and Atlanta, GA

Ideational Architecture, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

Alexandre Arrechea @ Ice Box Project Space in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010, PA

The City that Stopped Dancing, ENERO10, Casado-Santa-Pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Black Sun, NASDAQ Billboard, Times Square Arts, Time Square, NY

2009 Everything, Something, Nothing, CAB de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

A Day after the Future, Galeria Villa Manuela, La Habana, Cuba

2008 Suicide Landscape, Casado-Santa-Pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Mistrust, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC

2007 What Could Happen If I Lie? Magnan Projects, New York, NY

Scalpel and Cotton, Contemporary Links 5, San Diego Museum of Art, CA

Defeated Space, Casado-Santa-Pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2006 Taipei Biennial, Taipei, China

Perpetual Free Entrance, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain

The Limit, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Alarma, Special Project Booth, ART212 (shown by Magnan Projects), New York, NY

2005 Dust, Magnan Projects, New York, NY

Polvo, Miramar Trade Center, Havana, Cuba

Three New Spaces, PULSE Art Fair (shown by Magnan Projects), Miami, FL

Nowhere, Alonso Fine Art, Miami, FL

Raúl Cordero, Felipe Dulzaides, Alexandre Arrechea en la Casa de las Américas, La Habana,Cuba

2004 Dos Nuevos Espacios, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba

Arte Público, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Sudor, Proyecto de Arte Público, Havana, Cuba


Group Exhibitions

2015 Round 42: The One and the Many: A Self-portrait in Seven Parts, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

1,305 Millas: Atemporal, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

From Cuba with Love, 72andSunny, Los Angeles, CA


2014 Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY 
Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: Destination Unknown, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY
Beyond the Supersquare, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Somos, sois, eres, soy, Museo Würth, La Rioja, Spain

2013 Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through October 19, USA

Habitar, Construir, Pensar. Perspectivas poeticas y discursivas en el video art contemporaneo cubano (1990-2010). [June 7] Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Tampa-GraphicStudio (USF)

Oye, Mira! Reflective Approaches in Contemporary Latin American Video Art ( Friday, April 19 - Saturday, June 8, 2013 )Walter and McBean Galleries, SAFAI.

I do not like politics, but it likes me, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art and Identity, Coral Gables Museum, Miami, FL

Against The Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft & Design, Museum of Arts and Design, NY

2012 Message from La Habana: Seven Contemporary Cuban Artists, Zane Bennett Gallery, NM

11th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?, Kunsthal KAdE, The Netherlands

2011 Dublin Contemporary, Main Exhibition Venue: Earlsfort Terrace, Ireland

54 Biennial de Venezia, Venice, Italy

Ajoining  Islands, The Cuban Pavilion, New York, NY

Hola Havana, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Cuba Now, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

Fear, Salon de Vortex, Athens, Greece

2010 Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

No Longer Empty, The Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

PortugalArte 10, Lisbon, Portugal

Announcing Magnan Metz, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

EN OTRA DIMENSIÓN, Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba

Does The Angle Between Two Walls Have A Happy Ending?, Galeria Federica Schiavo, Rome

XXXI Biennial de Pontevedra UTROPICOS, Centro America y CaribeSexto Edifico Museo de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain

Changing the focus: Latin American photography, MOOLA, LA

2009 Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Russia

Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Greece

10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Las Américas latinas. Las fatigas del querer,  Cinema Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy

2008 Prospect.1 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

MIART 2008, Milano, Italy

Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, N.Y.

Cuba: Artists Experience Their Country, Hunterdon Museum, New Jersey

Elefante Negro, Museo Diego Rivera, Anahuacalli, Mexico D.F.

2007  New Perspectives in Latin American Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Tomorrow, Artsonje Center and Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Caribbean Encounters, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Killing Time, An exhibition of Cuban Artists from the 1980’s to the Present, Exit Art, New York, NY

Cintas Fellowship Finalist Exhibition, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL

We Are Your Future, Special Project at the 2nd Moscow Biennale of the Fine Arts, Russia

2006  IMPAKT FESTIVAL, Central Museum, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht, Holland

Taipei Biennial, Taipei, China

FATAMORGANA, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

Stop & Forward, Galeria, Cuba

ULTRA BRAG, 2nd Volta Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

Moving Image, Alonso Art, Miami, Fl

2005 51 Biennial de Venezia, Venice, Italy

Out of Place-Works on Paper, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Scope: Contemporary Cuban Video/Film, co–presented by Emmedia Gallery and May Works Festival, Calgary, Canada

Inaugural Exhibition, Magnan Projects, New York, NY

Salon de Arte Contemporaneo, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba

2004 Video Rampage: Resurrected!, video in Vancouver, Canada Video In Studios/Satellite, Video Exchange Society, Vancouver, Canada

Ay, Mami! Programe of Cuban video, Liverpool Biennial, UK

Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto, Canada



Artnow International, San Francisco, CA

CAB, Burgos, SpainCAB

The Farber Collection, USA

MAM. Museo de Arte de Miami, FL

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

Fidelity Art Collection, London, England

Artist Pension Trust, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Arizona State University, ASU, Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo A.C., Mexico City, Mexico

Cincinnati Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH

Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Ellipse Foundation, Portugal, Spain

Fredrick Weissman Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA

Fort Lauderdale Museum, Miami, FL

Fundación ARCO, Museo Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL

Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

The Richard B. Sachs Collection, New York, NY

San Diego Art Museum, CA

Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, KS

University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA



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