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ALEJANDRA GLEZ
Artist from Cuba

 ALEJANDRA GLEZ

Born in 1996 in Cuba, Alejandra Glez's artistic journey began as a self-taught artist. She embarked on her artistic path without formal training, relying on her innate talent and curiosity. Her studies took her to Madrid, Spain, where she continued to hone her craft. Growing up, she explored various forms of artistic expression and discovered her passion for challenging stereotypes associated with the female body.

 

Alejandra's work is a testament to her commitment to breaking societal norms. She draws inspiration from Afro-Caribbean religions, exploring themes of spirituality, collective memory, and the profound connection between humans and the sea. In her artistic practice, she employs a variety of mediums and techniques, 

including photography, video art, digital art, installation, and performance. This versatility allows her to convey her ideas in diverse and compelling ways, pushing the boundaries of traditional artistic expression. Alejandra Glez's artistic journey is an inspiring testament to the limitless potential of self-expression. Her work challenges norms, sparks dialogue, and invites viewers to engage with the rich tapestry of human existence through the lens of art. Alejandra's innovative approach to art has garnered attention both nationally and internationally. Some of her standout projects exhibited in: Afro-Brazilian History and Culture Museum (Brazil), Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (Spain), Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery (Spain), Acacia Gallery in Havana (Cuba), Arsenale venue of the Venice Biennale (Italy), XIII Havana Biennial (Cuba), ENAIRE Foundation (Spain), Winner of the VI ENAIRE Foundation Young Photography Award, and participant in the PHotoESPAÑA 2021 Festival. Pioneering the NFT art market as the first Cuban artist. Inclusion in private collections spanning the United States, Spain, Peru, France, Portugal, Belgium, Israel, Mexico, and Cuba.

Selected Solo Shows:

2021 Recover the Body, cycle The Present is | Woman. Virtual exhibition. Curator: Samara Pascual Migale. El ParaVirtual, Virtual Cultural Center. The Journey Traveled: Works by Alejandra Glez 2018-2021. Curated by Semiramis González. Aurora Vigil-Escalera, Madrid, Spain.

Collections:

Luciano Méndez Collection (Spain) Aurora Vigil-Escalera Collection (Spain) Madelaine P. Plonsker Collection (USA) Yves Winkin Collection (Belgium) EWA Collection (United States) Steven Certilman Collection (USA) Antonio Beirão de Veiga Collection (Portugal) Gil Shavit Collection (Israel - Peru) Robert Duncan Collection (USA)

Awards:

2021 Winner of the IV Young Photography Award Foundation ENAIRE 2020 Special participation in the Women's Biennial with the exhibition "Is Being a Woman a Crime?" at Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery, Gijón, Spain Special Prize in the Arte Laguna Prize with the work "Laughter and Tears," Giardine Arsenale, Venice, Italy 2017 Scholarship awarded by the Embassy of Norway in Cuba for the photographic project for children, La Havana, Cuba

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RAFFAELLA SCHLEGEL

NOVEMBER 29, 2023 – MARCH 29, 2024

LE MERIDIEN BEACH PLAZA 

MONACO 

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Perdí mis fuerzas en el agua. Alejandra Glez
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