Alexander Apóstol was born in 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He currently lives and works between Caracas, Venezuela, and Madrid, Spain.
Apóstol’s work has been represented in many events, including Manifesta 9, CAPC Bordeaux (2015), curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina (2013); the Venice Biennale (2011), the Prague Biennial (2003 and 2005); the Cuenca Biennial (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 Havana Biennial (1997), among many others.
His works are part of important and public and private collections, such as the Tate Modern in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Alexander Apóstol’s work has been featured in a variety of publications, 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.