Alejandro Garcia Contreras

Born in Tapachula Chiapas Mexico in 1982. Alejandro's work is a mix of painting, sculpture, photo, video, and graphic.

Alejandro Garcia Contreras (Chiapas, Mexico,1982) His artistic practice is characterized by the experimentation and dialogue between different materials and technical resources .Through his art projects, he explores topics inspired by contemporary pop culture, folklore, classical myths, occultism and religions.

The theme of death, under its different forms, states and significations, is ubiquitous in his art practice.

2016

"With Mexico, From Love"
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Yanieb Fabre, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Erick García Gómez, Juanita Lee-Garcia, Calixto Ramirez, Eugenio Salas, Melina Sevilla, Guillermo Trejo, Biquini Wax

With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico. The show aims to open up a potential for cross cultural exchange between artists, as well as communities, and help to understand contemporary issues across North America. Mexico’s rich history, folklore, traditions, and craft inform the selected works, and are a departure point for the structure of this exhibition.

Over the course of the exhibition a number of elements will grow incorporating a physical exchange of objects between Mexico and Canada, and utilizing a Taco Stand as a location for discourse and activities.

With Mexico, From Love is presented by Idea Exchange and Ed Video, curated by Iga Janik and Scott McGovern.


TOUCHING HANDS WITH SOMEONE SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL

An exercise in curatorial divination
"The mandala serves a conservative purpose—namely, to restore a previously existing order. But it also serves the creative purpose of giving expression and form to something that does not yet exist, something new and unique. ... The process is that of the ascending spiral, which grows upward while simultaneously returning again and again to the same point."

— Analyst Marie-Louise von Franz, C. G. Jung: Man and His Symbols, p. 225

Phoebe Collings-James
Petra Cortright
Louis Eisner
James Franco
Alejandro García Contreras
Deanna Havas
Donna Huanca
Lil Internet
Harmony Korine
Carlos Laszlo
Sonja Lowrey
Yoshi Sodeoka
Abdul Vas
Jeff Zilm
Mario Zoots

Organized by preteen.gallery

6:00 - 9:00 @ Galeria La Esperanza
10:00 onwards @ Cafe Zena

*Gallery Weekend México 2016


INVITACION A CASA WABI PROGRAMA DE RESIDENCIAS 2016

Fundación Casa Wabi, es un proyecto interdisciplinario cuyo objetivo es promover el intercambio de ideas y fomentar un diálogo abierto y constructivo entre artistas nacionales e internacionales de diversas prácticas y disciplinas, y las comunidades locales

La fundación extiende una invitación basada en el mérito, independientemente de la situación financiera de cada artista.

http://casawabi.org/


Alejandro Garcia Contreras, de escultor a fotografo

El aislamiento artístico que sufría al vivir en Chiapas en su época estudiantil, llevó a Alejandro García Contreras a nutrir su estética visual y fomentar su interés artístico a través de la cultura pop, los cómics, las caricaturas y las figuras de acción a través de los cuales se despertó un interés por la escultura.
http://revistapicnic.com/alejandro-garcia-de-escultor-a-fotografo/


2015


Mexico: The Future is Unwritten
206 ARTWORKS
Venice, Italy.

Modernity and social imbalance, great riches and the difficulties of life: more than 200 Mexican artists reproduce the vision of a country and its creativity on the Imago Mundi canvasses. A plurality of viewpoints which, together, show innovation, vitality and revolt, and which bring positive glimmers for the future of Mexican expressive culture, for some years now a reference point for contemporary art thanks to the dynamism of its artists, collectors, private foundations and museums. Contemporary visual echoes that describe a reliable mapping of the contemporary Mexican scene, reflecting, in metaphorical or allusive terms, the violence that characterizes the current reality of the country, to which art – as always – vigorously juxtaposes beauty.

http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/alejandro-garci-contreras-todo-cae

ArtToronto review: "The New Gods" exhibition.

Typology Projects, a non-profit organization on the third floor of Artscape Youngplace, gives home to Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Featured Exhibition, The New Gods. In the light filled room a collection of large scale photographs, porcelain figurines and small paintings are displayed. They emerged from a collaboration between Montreal based photographer Josée Pedneault and Alejandro Garcia Contreras, a Mexican artist.

*Exhibition information: The New Gods by Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault, May 7 – June 14, 2015, TYPOLOGY Projects, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street #302, Toronto. Gallery hours: Fri – Sun, 12 – 5 pm or by appointment.

Read the complete review here

Oceánica II: JUICE / Vngravity Dreamhouse

/ We will make a rave for the 1st anniversary of Vngravity with the internet launching of D.R.E.A.M.H.O.U.S.E. a 3D environment based in the architectural plans of the mexican president s house, in a special screening. Not so a local issue: Thug practices in the global elites, lots of money, illicit cribz, the white cube as a domestic place.

Primer aniversario de Vngravity el proyecto de arte digital 3D con un entorno virtual basado en la casa de Enrique Peña Nieto "D.R.E.A.M.H.O.U.S.E" cuyos planos arquitectónicos tuvimos la oportunidad de rescatar antes de que se eliminaran de la red y de otros medios.

* AlfredoSalazar-Caro

* Birch Cooper

* Rachael Archibald

* Victor Barragán

* Martin Onassis

* Aoto Oouchi

* Katie Torn

* Edgar Silva

*Alejandro García Contreras+Josée Pedneault

Vngravity Dreamhouse virtual exhibition here

THE NEW GODS Alejandro Garcia Contreras + Josée Pedneault

May 7–June 14, 2015

TYPOLOGY is thrilled to present a Featured Exhibition of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, THE NEW GODS, a cross-continental collaboration between Canadian artist Josée Pedneault (Montreal) and Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras (Mexico City). Featuring an extraordinary series of large-scale photographs, this project examines fantastical rites of spring that have emerged spontaneously within Carrillo Puerto, an isolated village in the mountains of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The exhibition will also include a select grouping of smaller sculptures and paintings as an extension of the photographic subject matter into other media, an experimental approach which is integral to this multidisciplinary collaboration.

THE NEW GODS will be the first exhibition to feature the collaborative work of Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault in Canada, and is Garcia Contreras’ first show in Toronto.

Public opening reception: Thursday, May 7th from 6–8 pm

TYPOLOGY Projects

No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

See Google map of location

La Chinche, Archivo Vivo

El Museo Experimental el Eco presentará La Chinche en el Archivo Vivo del recinto, exposición que retoma el proyecto de Xavier Girón y Pedro Friedeberg, quienes abrieron una galería llamada la Chinche en 1979. En 2014 el Museo Experimental el Eco puso en práctica una reducida secuela de La Chinche, enmarcada en las actividades paralelas a la exposición Desafío a la Estabilidad, Procesos Artísticos en México 1952-1967, realizada en el MUAC. En su nueva versión, una vitrina se constituyó en el espacio de exhibición. La vitrina se colocó durante un año en la fachada de la pizzería Kemi en la calle de Amberes 18 de la Zona Rosa, lugar donde estaba La Chinche. La muestra en el Eco da cuenta de ambas versiones: la de 1979 y la de 2015. En la exposición participan Jerónimo Ruëdi, Alejandro García Contreras, Guillermo Rosas, Tláhuac Mata, Rocío Gordillo, Christian Camacho, Alejandro Mejía, Oscar Garduño y Patricia Alpízar. La inauguración se realizará EL 28 de Marzo a las 12:00 hrs.

2014

Les Territoires' annual fundraiser for the benefit of our mentoring program MAPPE.

- Exclusive exhibition with silent auction.

- Quality scotch tasting prepared by our invited sommelier, and excellent wines.

- Delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by an invited chef.

- Raffle of one artwork, chosen by the winner.

- Special guests and much more!!

The event will take place on November 6th, from 6 to 9pm

Price of ticket: 135$ (*charitable donation receipt of 100$)

For more information: info@lesterritoires.org

Artistes participants:

Annie Descôteaux, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Gabriel Morest, Mathieu Cardin, Philippe Caron Lefebvre, Julie Escoffier, Eli Kerr, François Lalumière, Jon Knowles, Julian Garcia, Mika Goodfriend, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Fabien Seguin, Anne-Renée Hotte, Nicolas Fleming, Max Wright, Anna Jane Mcintyre, Yannick Chayer, David Lafrance, Jean Francois Lauda, Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Caroline Mauxion, Sarah Pupo, Sarah Rooney, Bobo Boutin, Carolyne Scenna, Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

Thomas Kneubühler, Velibor Božovi?, Jinyoung Kim, Andreas Rutkauskas, Jessica Auer, Émilie Bouchard, Vincent Lafrance, Isabelle Guimond, Josée Pedneault, Simon Grenier-Poirier

“Una línea de polvo: Arte y drogas”

Una muestra que refleja los problemas contemporáneos de nuestra vida en el mundo del híper consumo. La obra nace del libro que lleva el mismo nombre, ganador del premio de ensayo sobre el campo del arte colombiano y publicado en el año 2010.

Más allá de emitir juicios morales y ocupar lugares comunes “Una línea de polvo: Arte y drogas” pretende indagar en una noción tan abstracta como la de droga, pues como afirma Derrida “no hay droga en la naturaleza”. Pueden darse venenos “naturales” y también venenos naturalmente mortales, pero no lo son en cuanto drogas”.

En las obras de estos artistas existe una constante búsqueda de referencias a hechos concretos, a una historia y una geografía específica relacionada con el cultivo de la coca y la amapola, los casos de corrupción política e infiltración del dinero “caliente” en la economía legal, la criminalización de la sociedad, respondiendo en conjunto a las versiones oficiales y los prejuicios e intereses de los perseguidores/promotores/beneficiarios de este gigantesco negocio.

Santiago Rueda.

ADRIANA BUSTOS Argentina

JIM FANNKUGEN Colombia

PEDRO LASCH México

MIGUEL ROJAS SOTELO Colombia

NELSON GUZMÁN AVELLANEDA Colombia

ARTEMIO NARRO México

FELIPE BARREIRO Colombia

CRISTÓBAL GRACIA México

NADIA GRANADOS Colombia

LECCA LECCA STUDIO Colombia

RUBÉN GUTIÉRREZ México

ANA MARÍA MILLÁN Colombia

LEONARDO HERRERA Colombia

MARGARITA GARCÍA Colombia

GABRIEL ESCALANTE México

EDINSON QUIÑÓNEZ Colombia

ALEJANDRO GARCÍA CONTRERAS México

ALBERTO BARAYA Colombia

ELKIN CALDERÓN Colombia

PEDRO MANRIQUE FIGUEROA Colombia

ALFREDO ROMÁN BULANCIO Bolivia

LING SEPÚLVEDA México

CRISTINA OCHOA Colombia

FABIÁN MONTENEGRO Colombia

MÓNICA ITURRIBARRIA México

SOFÍA REYES Colombia

VÍCTOR ESCOBAR Colombia

RENED VARONA Colombia

HORROR EN EL TROPICO en el Museo Universitario del Chopo.

La exposición Horror en el trópico reúne obras de 21 artistas contemporáneos relacionadas con temáticas como el mal, la locura, la muerte, lo monstruoso y lo paranormal, propias de la tradición gótica. Son piezas que revisitan el imaginario y las formas de esta tradición, acorde con las mutaciones ocurridas a partir de su reformulación por parte de la industria cultural, además de que incorporan elementos asociados con nuestro contexto sociocultural.

En el ámbito de la plástica las transformaciones en el imaginario gótico se apreciarán en obras de los artistas Omar Arcega, Doménico Cappello, Escoto+Carrara, Maura Falfán, Melecio Galván, Alejandro García Contreras, Cristóbal Gracia, Sofía Echeverri, Oscar Garduño, Renato Garza, Rubén Gutiérrez, Daniel Guzmán, Teresa Margolles, Juan López Moctezuma, E.S. Mayorga, Josée Pedneault, Humberto Ríos, SEMEFO, Jimena Schlaepfer, Alexandra Velasco y Mariano Villalobos.

Inauguración: miércoles 10 de septiembre, 19:00 hrs.

Entrada libre

Galería Helen Escobedo

http://www.chopo.unam.mx/exposiciones/HorrorenelTropico.html

Kairos project #2

HOTEL CASA EL SILENCIO.

Motivated by the desire of thinking an exhibition as a particular space to arrange collectively, we offer the spectators the experience of an exhibition in a completly immersive place and moment. The project consists of a series of exhibitions in which various artists are invited to collaborate in unexpected places and in a short period of time, giving the privilege of the unpredictable reaction at the expense of the planned result, and thus referring to the Greek's notion of time : KAIROS.

http://kairosproject.wix.com/kairos

Sunday 27 July. 2:00pm

DEAR Articulo 123 #123

Mexico Df.

LA CHINCHE presenta: Alejandro Garcia Contreras

La Chinche funciona como una extensión del espacio expositivo del Museo Experimental el Eco y se inspira en la galería homónima que Pedro Friedeberg y Xavier Girón gestionaron a finales de la década de 1970, la cual estaba ubicada en la Zona Rosa.

Cada mes durante trece meses, se celebrará una exposición en la galería La Chinche, ubicada en la calle Amberes #18-G también en la Zona Rosa de la Ciudad de México.

En esta ocasión se presenta una pieza de Alejandro Garcia Contreras.

Viernes 4 de Julio, 2 pm.

http://eleco.unam.mx/eleco/

PS PROJECTSPACE a 15 years anniversary exhibition.

On Saturday, June 28th, the group exhibition PS 1999 - 2014 opens at deSERVICEGARAGE and on Sunday, June 29th, at PS projectspace. The exhibition shows the work of two times 15 national and (inter) national artists with which PS has worked during the last 15 years.

In January 1999 PS Projectspace was started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of organising exhibitions at home, the projectspace moved in 2011 to Madurastraat 72, at the Indian neighborhood in Amsterdam-East.

This popular neighborhood is currently undergoing a development similar to the developments at the Pijp in the late nineties. There is an infectious energy. At various places in the district new breeding grounds and (artists) initiatives has established like deSERVICEGARAGE. PS has joined this trend.

The past 15 years PS has offered a platform for the work of upcoming and renowned (inter) national artists in an environment that exists between the conventions of an artist-run space and a commercial gallery and intents to have a signaling and pioneer function and to be an important addition to the existing range.

In the context of the 15th anniversary, PS organized the group exhibition PS 1999-2014. The small area of PS at the Madurastraat will be showing work by Justin Andrews (AU), Tim Ayres (UK), Karina Bisch (FR), Ronald de Bloeme (NL), Piet Dieleman (NL), Alejandro Garcia Contreras (MEX), Daniël Gottin (CH), Olivier Mosset (CH), Victoria Munro (U.S.), John Nixon (AU), Shannon Marie (NZ), DJ Simpson (UK), Michal Skoda (CZ), Tilman (DE) and Nadim Vardag (DE).

At deSERVICEGARAGE the work of Frank Ammerlaan (NL), will Michiel Ceulers (BE), Nicolas Chardon (FR), Julian Dashper (NZ), Michelle Grabner (U.S.), Terry Haggerty (UK), Brad Killam (U.S.), Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Guido Münch and Sebastian Freytag) (DE), Marius Lut (NL), Gerold Miller (DE), Han Schuil (NL), Riette Wanders (NL), Gerwald Rochenschaub (AT), Beat Zoderer (CH) will take over the space. Including the work of Paul Morrison (UK), Rohan Wealleans (NZ) and Ruth Campau (DK) which is created especially for the space of deSERVICEGARAGE.

ESPEJO NEGRO

The project Espejo Negro was created during a creative workshop organized by Les Territoires during the summer of 2013. Alejandro Garcia Contreras, the invited artist for the 2013

workshops, directed five Canadian artists – Ben Clarkson, Isabelle Guimond, Matt O’Hara, Naghmeh Sharifi and Chris Simonite – in the production of a collective work and an exhibition.

Alejandro Garcia Contreras proposed to work on the topic of death – a common thematic in Mexico, yet considered taboo in Western culture. Together, they have created Espejo Negro

a stop-motion animation recalling the dark destinies of imaginary creatures. The title Espejo Negro (Black Mirror) refers to the black stones originally used as mirrors in which one’s

reflection is plunged into darkness. The chromatic reference of the project’s title tainted the production of the work created during the creative workshop of 2013.

The publication is a collaboration between Les Territoires and Neter. The project is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the program Groupe de travail

Québec-Mexique of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.

La Compañia

May 22 2014

Guanajuato 84, Col. Roma

Mexico Df.

MATERIAL ARTFAIR 2O14: NETER

Alejandro Garcia Contreras participara con Neter Proyectos en Material Art Fair, la nueva feria de arte contemporáneo y prácticas emergentes de la Ciudad de México, celebra su primera edición del 6 al 9 de febrero de 2014 en el Hilton Mexico City Reforma, ubicado en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de Mexico.

2013

ABOUT "THE WATCHTOWER AND THE HERALD OF PRESENCE".

Showing at PS (Madurastraat 72). His ethnic origin is important to understanding the exhibition. Mexico is a country where the religious and mystical is still closely linked. The gallery's press release says, "the young artist is ironically humorous and playfully shows the dark side of faith." Indeed, five collages "illustrate" stories from the Bible. Then there is a collage which is unique in technique. It combines two colored drawings, holographic cardboard and a mirror. However, his porcelain work is Jeff Koons-like kitsch and any of the three will get your attention. They are miniatures standing no more than 25cms., high. (29x23 cms., oil on wood @ 750 euro; 22.5x17.5 cms., ink on paper @ 375 euro; 10.5x12x23 cms., porcelain @ 850 euro) Until 24th November. www.psprojectspace.nl

http://www.gould3dlist.blogspot.ca/

"THE WATCHTOWER AND THE HERALD OF PRESENCE" at PS Proyect Space.

In the exhibition “The Watchtower and the herald of presence”, Alejandro García Contreras investigates and reinterprets biblical myths and mystic visions as a projection of the human unconscious. The artworks are made with a variety of mediums such as sculpture, collage, painting and drawing, which help to change the context of some of the notions explored in the work: the myth, the ritual and the religion.

Opening: October 20th 2013.

PS Proyect Space.

Madurastraat 72

1094 GR Amsterdam

The Netherlands

T +31 (0)20 3376254

E info@psprojectspace.nl

http://www.psprojectspace.nl/ex2013_contreras.html

UPCOMING SHOWS OCTOBER 2013:

-"THE VOODOO YOODOO" at THE PROJECTION MUSEUM, Portland, Oregon, USA.

-"FREE FORM FILM FESTIVAL" at CUAC, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

-"STATUS QUO" at Museo de Arte Moderno de México, Mexico City.

-"FUNDRAISER EXHIBITION" at "Galerie Les Territoires", Montreal, Canada.

-"THE WATCHTOWER AND THE HERALD OF PRESENCE" solo exhibition at PS Projectspace, Amsterdam, Holanda.

ALL-STAR mutherfuckin' ROIDS

A collection of pin-ups from the series Galactic Breakdown.

Includes work by:

Johnny Ryan, Benjamin Marra, Jim Rugg, Josh Bayer, Tom Neely, Skinner, Pat Aulisio, Victor "BALD EAGLES" Cayro, Alex Chiu, Kristie Harris, Shannon Keller, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, and Bella Dehm

http://drippybonebooks.storenvy.com/products/2059152-all-star-mutherfuckin-roids

CADAVEROUS COLLABORATION AT LES TERRITOIRES by Joseph Henry

In describing the title for "Espejo Negro" ("Black Mirror"), his upcoming project at Montreal's Les Territoires gallery, Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras starts with an origin myth of sorts: proverbial man looks into a mirror, and encounters the image of his existence as man while simultaneously acknowledging the fragility of such an illusion. The chromatic touch in the exhibition’s title, Contreras continues, comes from the black stone (usually obsidian) used for ancient mirrors; one’s reflection stays mired in darkness. Black imagery serves as the focal point in "Espejo Negro," a dark and spirited exhibition currently in month-three of a summer-long collaborative project.

- See more at: http://ca.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/928415/cadaverous-collaboration-at-les-territoires#sthash.VaNRwNoW.dpuf

PS: Koen Delaere, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Riette Wanders, Paul Morrison

On Sunday July 14th PS opens the group exhibition displaying work of Koen Delaere, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Riette Wanders and Paul Morrison. The focus will lie on their work done on paper. With this exhibition PS gives a preview of the coming gallery season in which work of each individual artist will be on display in solo exhibitions.

In January 1999, PS project space started in the living room of the artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After over 12 years of having organized exhibitions at home, the project space moved to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in Amsterdam-East in 2011.

With pride we look back on another successful year with seven solo exhibitions in which both national and international artists and upcoming young and renowned artists have shown their work. And we look forward to the next gallery season. The Dutch artist Koen Delaere will herald the new season in September.

http://www.psprojectspace.nl/about.html

"ATELIER DE CREATION II"

At Galerie Les Territoires.

The Creation workshops bring together 5 emerging artists and 1 invited international artist. Over a period of 4 months, 6 artists with very different artistic practices will share their ideas and know-how with one another in order to create a collective work in Montreal Canada..

Alejandro Garcia Contreras, guest artist in residency of this year’s edition, uses painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, graphic design and performance in his work. Born in Tapachula (Chiapas), Mexico in 1982, Contreras draws inspiration from contemporary mass culture, Mexican folklore, myths, occultism, religions and pop icons of his generation. Using a series of media ranging from video animation to sculpture, he recounts short stories in which the theme of death, ever-present in Mexican culture, unfolds in a number of different states and forms.

Les Territoires is hosting 6 artists participating in the second edition of the Creation workshops. The workshops will end with the presentation of a group exhibit which will be shown at Les Territoires from August 3rd to August 24th, 2013.

Using this topic, taboo in Western culture, Alejandro Garcia Contreras invites Ben Clarkson, Isabelle Guimond, Matt O’Hara, Naghmeh Sharifi and Chris Simonite, five emerging artists chosen through a call for submissions, to work on this theme for the second edition of the Creation workshops.

http://lesterritoires.org/

LO VISCERAL COMO ESPEJO DE LA REALIDAD

Por Carito Gomez Garcia

Es la ironía del horror un límite psíquico-social que representa cierta frustración y que se vence por la condición del arte, entre lo anecdótico y lo patético. Alejandro estructura inteligentemente una representación sobre la crisis vital que se separa de las premisas vigentes de la moral en turno, en un contexto de crisis y materialidad.

http://insoportable.mx/alejandro-garcia-contreras-lo-visceral-como-espejo-de-la-realidad/

SALON ACME N.1

Salón Acme es una muestra de arte sin fines de lucro que se llevará a cabo el 6 y 7 y 12 y 13 de abril en la colonia San Miguel Chapultepec. Salón Acme basa su formato en los salones de arte del S.XIX y XX creados en Europa, los cuales mostraban la obra de los artistas más representativos del momento, sin necesariamente ser los más conocidos, y cuyas ganancias se daban sin filtro alguno, directamente a los artistas. Cada año se invitará a un curador especial distinto, el cual se encargará de la selección de las dos partes del Salón. La primera, conformada por una selección de 8 artistas de una región del país específica, en este caso Jalisco. La segunda, conformada por la elección de los artistas sobresalientes que entraron a la convocatoria de Acme.

http://societeperrier.com/mexico-city/articles/salon-acme/#.UVuNwKvwISg

X BIENAL MONTERREY-FEMSA

En el Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Tenemos el gusto de invitarlos a la inauguración de la X Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, que continúa celebrando su vigésimo aniversario y en esta ocasión se presenta en el Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, en la Ciudad de México.

El evento de inauguración tendrá lugar el próximo 21 de marzo a las 20:00 hrs. La exposición está conformada por 120 obras de 86 artistas, que se presenta en tres ejes principales: las obras seleccionadas por el Jurado, obras ganadoras de la I a la IX edición y “Sextanisqatsi: desorden habitable”, una muestra de once artistas invitados de América Latina.

http://www.bienalmonterreyfemsa.com/bienal_monterrey/

GENTLE JOUSTING

Curated by Hazel Hill Mccarthy III

Coming MARCH 2!! PENDV NYC presents: GENTLE JOUSTING organized by Hazel Hill McCarthy III with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge...

GENTLE JOUSTING the sequel to sister project LICKER LICENSE, is a touring 1-hour video program of male artists exploring the pleasures and devices of masculinity, machismo and sex/iness.

Artists include: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Animal Charm, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Brian Butler, Mario Zoots, Doug Lussenhop, Jacinto Astiazarán, Manuel Solano, Lewis Teague Wright, Matt Lambert, Abdi Taslimi , Rodrigo Sastre, Markus Stein, Actually Huizenga, Rim of the World and Txema Novelo.

http://www.hazelhillmccarthyiii.com/gentle-jousting.html

OPEN CALL – Creation Workshop

at Gallery Les Territorires.

Les Territoires is launching an open call for artists for the second edition of the Creation Workshops.

The Creation Workshop consists in the creation of a collaborative work between five emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and a more established international artist who oversees the workshop and the final work. This year, Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras will be leading the workshop.

For emerging artists

Application deadline: February 22nd, 2013/ Montreal, Canada.

Info: http://lesterritoires.org/en/2012/11/open-call-creation-workshop/

2012

FUTURE WORLD: UNKNOWN

Curated by Daniela Luna

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th we open for a preview before the official opening of Cienfuegos from 5pm to 9pm. Monday 11th from 12pm to 8pm

Or by appointment: 213-446-3302

318 NW 27th Street (at NW 3rd Ave) Wynwood

Miami, FL, EEUU

CO/LAB 2012: NETER PROYECTOS

By Daniel Rolnik

Neter Proyectos is a super radical artist-run space from Mexico. The artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras was manning their booth at Co/Lab 2012 in Los Angeles — an exhibit within the giant art fair known as ART PLATFORM. Alejandro is one of the rare artists who also has a sense of humor, which is so refreshing in the art world...

http://argotandochre.com/2012/10/colab-2012-neter-proyectos/

STUDIO VISIT 10/12: INTERVIEW WITH ALEJANDRO GARCIA CONTRERAS OF NETER PROYECTOS

by Ofelia Del Corazon

Los Angeles Art Resource was sharing a wall with Mexico City gallery Neter Proyectos, a space run by Alejandro Garcia Contreras and eight other artists in Mexico City

http://losangelesartresource.wordpress.com/studio-visit/

NETER AT CO/LAB ARTPLATFORM L.A.

Co/Lab is a unique event bringing together alternative spaces, non-profit art institutions and independent art initiatives under one roof, in an invitation-only art fair which is entirely FREE to participate in, where artists, gallerists, curators and collectors can survey the thriving alternative art world here in Los Angeles and from around the globe

September 28-30th, 2012, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica

http://www.artrala.org/colab_exhibitors.html

X Bienal Monterrey FEMSA

After twenty years of recognizing, encouraging, strengthening, and promoting the artistic creation in Mexico, the Bienal Monterrey FEMSA celebrates its tenth endeavor at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO).

Instituted in 1992, the Bienal Monterrey FEMSA has become, through its efforts over the past twenty years, the most important visual arts competition in Mexico. Along the way, 8,640 artists have participated with 21,085 works.

The Bienal has been presented at different sites in cities like Monterrey, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Leon, Tijuana, and Puebla, and seen by more than 400,000 people.

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FIRST ISSUE: LE PETIT NEANT

Andrzej Klimovski, Bayrol Jimenez, Cyop & Kaf, Kottie Paloma, Charlie Duck, Josephin Ritschel, Benjamin Monti, Ericailcane, Miguel Angel Valdivia, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Sergio Gutierrez, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Giacomo Monti, Gaël M. Minne, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Firenze Lai, Barthélémy Schwartz, Francesco Cattani, Bernhard Fuchs, Claudio Parentela, Henrik Drescher, Frédéric Coché, Diego Miedo, Edoardo de Falchi, Giacomo Nanni, Thomas Dowse, Gabriel Leger, Sam 3 and Marc Brunier Mestas!!

Printed in 500 copies in Holland by Lecturis.

The format is 190 x 260 mm, 92pp B/W + 8pp full colour on Cyclus offset, white 115 gr.

Binded by singer sewn

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2010

ENTREVISTA CON ALEJANDRO GARCIA CONTRERAS.

Director Artístico del Laboratorio de Artes de Chiapas. (LAC)

Pateando Piedras se ha dado a la tarea de investigar aun más sobre este espacio en medio de la soledad sureña que lo amenaza constantemente, pero que sin embargo está de pie y con más vida que nunca, atrayendo cada vez más la mirada de artistas y sectores culturales del país y del extranjero.

Esta es la entrevista con Alejandro García, que junto con Adriana Estrada son los encargados de llevar sobre los hombros esta valiente misión.

http://www.pateandopiedras.net/2010/12/bajo-el-efecto-doppler-arte-contemporaneo-en-chiapas/

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"The New Gods" At Typology Galery. Toronto, Canada.
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