Alexander Apóstol was born in 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He currently lives and works between Caracas, Venezuela, and Madrid, Spain.
Alexander Apóstol’s oeuvre encompasses photography, installations and videos in which he seeks to expose fractures in the modernist project, both in the artist’s native Venezuela and across South America.
His work has been the subject of diverse solo exhibitions, among which: Geometría, acción y souvenirs del discurso insurgente: Tucumán arde at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2017); Yamaikaleter at the CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2015); Alexander Apóstol, geometría, acción y souvenirs del discurso emergente at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in México (2014-2015); Showcase Project at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2010), among others. His work has been presented in events such as Manifesta 9 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 others.
His works are part of 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 newspapers such as Aperture, Art Nexus, Beaux Arts Magazine, Artforum, European Photography, Art in America, Lápiz, Atlantica, Extracamara, and the New York Times.