Alexander Apóstol was born in 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He currently lives and works between Caracas and Madrid
Encompassing photography and video, Apóstol’s oeuvre seeks to expose fractures in the modernist project, both in the artist’s native Venezuela and across South America. His work has been presented in international events including EVA International in Limerick, Ireland, curated by Inti Guerrero (2018); 12th Shanghai Biennial; 12th Gwangju Biennial (2018); BIENALSUR, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Diana Wechsler (2017), Manifesta 9 curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina (2013); the 16th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (2010); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), the Prague Biennial (2003 and 2005); the 6th Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2004); the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003); Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, France (2003); the São Paulo Biennial (2002); PhotoEspaña in Madrid (2003); FotoFest in Houston, USA (2002); the Havana Biennial in Cuba (1997), among many others.
Alexander Apóstol’s solo shows in international institutions include: Salida de los obreros del museo. Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Diana Wechsler, MALBA, Buenos Aires; Alexander Apóstol, Geometría, acción y souvenirs del discurso insurgente, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Ciudad de Mexico; Showcase Project, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC, León, Spain; and Moderno Salvaje/Sauvage Modern, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami. Apóstol has also been featured in group exhibitions such as: Latinoamérica en las colecciones CA2M y Fundación ARCO. Sala Alcala 31, Madrid; Pulsions Urbaines, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France; Under The Same Sun, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, cur. Pablo León de La Barra; Teoría del Color, MUAC, Mexico City; Destello, JUMEX Foundation, Mexico City; Patria o Libertad!, Country or Liberty, The Rhetoric of Patriotism, MOCCA – Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; En Todas Partes : Políticas LGBTQ en el arte, CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Lo(s) Cinetico(s), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, among many others.
His works are part of important public and private collections, such as the Tate Modern, London; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami; Museo Banco de la República, Bogotá; Fundación ARCO, Madrid.