Alexander Apóstol was born in 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He currently lives and works between Caracas, Venezuela, and Madrid, Spain.
His work has been featured in numerous major solo and group exhibitions among which: in Spain, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, the Casa de América, the Palau de La Virreina, and the Fundación Telefónica; in Venezuela, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, the Sala Mendoza, and the Museo Alejandro Otero; and in the United States at the Museo del Barrio, and the Art Museum of the Americas Society. His work has been presented in museums throughout South America, including the Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Centro Cultural San Martín in Argentina; the Centro Nacional de las Artes and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico; and the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica.
Apóstol’s work has been represented in many international art fairs and events, including Manifesta 9, curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina (2013), the Prague Biennial (2003 and 2005), the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador (2004), the Istanbul Biennial (2003), Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, France (2003), the São Paulo Biennial (2002), PhotoEspaña in Madrid (2003), FotoFest in Houston, U.S.A. (2002), the Noorderlicht Photofestival in Groningen, the Netherlands (2002), the Havana Biennial (1997), and the Bienal de Barro de América in Caracas (2001).
His works are part of important private and public collections, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Alexander Apóstol’s work has been featured in a variety of books, among which: Vitamin PH (Phaidon, 2006), Art Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2005), Blink (Phaidon, 2002), Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 2003), Mapas Abiertos (Lunwerg, 2003), Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America (University of Texas Press, 1997). Articles discussing his work have appeared in magazines and newpapers such as Aperture, Art Nexus, Beaux Arts Magazine, Artforum, European Photography, Art in America, Lápiz, Atlantica, Extracamara, and the New York Times.
In 2004, Alexander Apóstol received the first prize at the VIII International Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador. He was an artist in residence at the Casa de America, Madrid in 2002. In 2003, he was awarded Spain’s Endesa Scholarship for Contemporary Art.