Alejandro Almanza Pereda

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Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Born in Mexico, 1977. Lives and works in Mexico City.

Education
2014
Master in Fine Arts Hunter College NY

2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Texas at El Paso

Awards and Residencies
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE, 2011
Harpo Foundation Grant, Los Angeles
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grants Program, Miami
National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONCA), Programa Jóvenes Creadores, Mexico City 2005 and 2007
Best of Show Arlene Mc Kinon Award, University of Texas at El Paso, 2005, 2003, & 2002 Juried Student Art Show
Best Photograph/Digital Image, University of Texas at El Paso, 2005 Juried Student Art Show
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2004 Summer Residency Program Serie Print Project XI, Coronado Studios Residency, Austin 2004
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award 2003, International Sculpture Center
Best Sculpture Award University of Texas at El Paso, 2003 Juried Student Art Show

Solo Exhibitions
2021
“Kommen ein Architekt und ein Maler in die Bunkerkneipe…”, Cuadro 22, Chur, Switzerland
UM CASO QUE NÃO SE ENQUADRA EM NENHUMA SITUAÇÃO ESTUDADA, Lehmann+Silva, Porto
2017
Outside the Garden, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles
2016
All the water under the bridge, the moon and the stars, Curro, Guadalajara
Upside down you’re turning me up, Chert, Berlin
Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, Arizona State University, Tempe
Apparent Weight, Y Gallery, New York
2015
Everything but the kitchen sank, San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI, San Francisco
Solo presentation Zona Maco, Mexico City, curated by João Mourão and Luis Silva, with Churro & Poncho, Jalisco, Mexico
2014
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Stanley Rubin Center, El Paso TX
2013
Las Quince Letras, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City
El Diente Dorado del Caballo Regalado, Revolver Lima, Peru
Fruto de una infinidad de circunstancias imposibles de determinar, González y González, Santiago de Chile
2011
Within the Realm of Possibility, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio
Something for Nothing, Chert, Berlin
Did it my way and I took the highway, Fundación Magnolia / Rove Gallery, London
2010
The heaviest baggage for the traveler is the empty one, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York
Ideational Architectures, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles
2009
Those who live by the sword, die by the sword or by third hand smoke, Chert, Berlin
2008
The Fan and The Shit, Magnan Projects, New York
2007
Andamio (temporary frameworks), Art in General, New York
2006
Stand Clear, Magnan Emrich, New York
2005
Mix Series, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
Verdevete, Glass Gallery UTEP, El Paso, TX
2003
Impermeable, Union Gallery, El Paso, TX

Group Exhibitions
2021
Le contraddizioni della fragilità, curated by Angel Moya Garcia, Eduardo Secci, Florence
2017
Kitchen Debate, curated by Paulina Ascencio, organized by Site95, Rawson Projects, and Regina Rex
Rawson Projects, New York
15th Istanbul Biennial, Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Istanbul
Pool, TROPEZ, Berlin
First Day of Good Weather – Latin American Art, conceived by Despacio, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
2016
Group presentation at Artissima, Turin
+52 Paisajes recientes, Fundación Calosa, Irapuato, Mexico
Umwelt Inversion, Proposed by Thomas Jeppe, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg
Leaping over a bush to surprise a quail, Chert, Berlin
2015
Club of Matinée Idolz, CO2, Turin
Sexxxitecture, CULT, San Francisco, USA
Bienal Nacional De Paisaje, Museo De Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Dialogo entre Patrick Hamilton y Alejandro Almanza Pereda, The 9.99, Guatemala City
2014
XVI Bienal de Fotografía, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey Nuevo León
Foreshock, La Fabrica, Brooklyn, NY
Delirios de declive, Curro y Poncho, Guadalajara, Mexico
Largo x Ancho x Alto / Height x Width x Depth, The 9.99, Guatemala
Game changer, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
About a Mountain, Aysa Geisberg, New York
What goes there?, Y Gallery, New York
Common ground: Earth, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
The Invitational, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York
2013
Anti thesis
, Present Company/Active Space, Brooklyn, New York
Art at the Border, 516 Arts. Albuquerque, New Mexico
Epic Fail, Storefront, Brooklyn, New York
I forgot to forget, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
Turn Off the Sun, Arizona State University, Museum of Art, Phoenix
2012
Caminar la línea, Max Estrella, Madrid
2011
6ª VentoSul – Bienal de Curitiba
, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin
Anonymous Presence, Y Gallery, New York
2010
2nd “Qui Vive?”
, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
Drinnen und Draussen, Chert, Berlin
You are free, Tape Club, Berlin
2009
20 Años del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City
La Constelacion del Perro, Galeria Jesus Gallardo, Guanajuato, Mexico
One foot apart, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hecho en Casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Drafts Establishing Future, ABC – art berlin contemporary, Berlin
La Constelación del Perro, Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City
Andrew Palmer, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Patty Chang, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Chelsea Visits Havana, Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana
The Grand. Amelie A, Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, New York
2008
Tension-Release,
Caren Golden, New York
My Little Membrane, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, New York
Displacement, Greenbelt, Brooklyn, New York
Squaring the Circle, Alphazed Project, Brooklyn, New York
2007
Making Good Luck
, Y Gallery, New York
Host, Soap Factory, Minneapolis
S-Files 007, Museo del Barrio, New York
Media Asta Half-Mast, Haydee Rovirosa Gallery, New York
Creación en Movimiento Jóvenes Creadores 2005-2006, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
2006
Queens International 2006
, Queens Museum of Art, New York
El equilibrio y sus derivados, Casa del Lago, Mexico City
Mix 2005 (redux), Landmark Arts Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
2005
Intersections
, Waterstop Gallery, Marfa, Texas
Performágia 3, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City
2004
Border Art Residency Site Project, El Paso, TX
Nine hundred Ten Texas St, Warehouse, El Paso, TX
2004 Young Latino Artist (YLA N.9), Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
2003
1220 Texas St, Warehouse, El Paso, TX
Rim Road Show, Bridge Center for Contemporary Arts, El Paso, TX
El Rey Del Camino, Union Gallery, El Paso, TX
Centro Municipal de las Artes (CEMA), Juarez, Mexico
Guerrilla Art, Bridge Center for Contemporary Arts, El Paso, TX
2002
Juried Student Art Show (From 2002 until 2005), UTEP, El Paso, TX

Collections
Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco/Paris); Fundación Colección JUMEX (Mexico City, Mexico); Goetz Collection (Munich, Germany); Lisser Art Museum (Lisse, Netherlands); Borusan Contemporary Art Collection (Istambul, Turkey); Museo del Barrio (New York); Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima, Perú)

Selected Bibliography
2017
“Alejandro Almanza Pereda at Ibid Gallery” by Lindsay Preston Zappas on theprinted version of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, issue 10, November 2017
“Painting stuck in concrete at Pera Museum” on Daily Sabah, published online, 7 September 2017
“Alejandro Almanza Pereda and the Forests in our Living Rooms” on iksv.org
2015
Alejandro Almanza Pereda, review of the exhibition “Everything but the Kitchen Sank”, Artforum online, September
Artist Experiments Underwater and Upside Down at SFAI”, KQED online
“From Black Performance to Stuff on a Shelf, a Visit to Five Shows in San Francisco”, Hyperallergic.com
2014
“Curating at the Edge, Artists Respond to the US/Mexico Border”, catalogue, University of Texas Press, ISBN: 978-0-292-75443-0
2013
“It’s Nice that Annual,” catalogue, London
“Turn of the Sun”, exhibition catalogue, Selections from La Colección Jumex
2012
“Erratic. Visual Impact in Current Design”, catalogue, Gestalten, Berlin 2012, ISBN:978-3-89955-370-3
“Caminar la Lìnea”, ElCultural.es
2011
Review of “something for nothing” by Michele Robecchi, FlashArt
2010
“The Triumph of “Kipple” in Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Sculptures” by Eva Díaz on Arte al Día
2009
“Drinnen & Drausse”, exhibition catalogue, Chert and Motto, Berlin
“Alejandro Almanza Pereda”, Domus
“Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory”, catalogue, edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Laura Hoptman and Lauren Cornell, Phaidon Press, ISBN-13: 9780714849812
Alejandro Almanza Pereda interviewed by Lodown magazine, n.66, May/June
2008
“Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Works and Process”, paperback, Magnan Projects
2007
Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Andamio (Temporary Frameworks) Art in General New Commissions Program Book Series Vol. X, 2007, ISBN: 978-1934890103
Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Andamio (Temporary Frameworks), review on Art Lies by Izabel I. S. Gass, Summer 2007, issue 54