(b. Trinidad, 1970)
Alexandre Arrechea graduated from the Superior Institute of Art in 1994. He was a member of the collective Los Carpinteros from 1991 to 2003. As a solo artist, he has participated in important artistic events internationally, such as the Havana Biennial in 2012 and 2009, the Venice Biennial in 2011 and 2005, the Pontevedra Biennial in 2010, the Thessaloniki Biennial in 2009, and the Moscow Biennial in 2009 and 2007. Among his recent solo exhibitions are The Map and The Fact (2014), Twisted Horizon (2012) and Elasticity (2010), all at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City; Defeated Space at Casado-SantaPau Gallery in Madrid, Spain (2011); Black Sun, which was displayed on the NASDAQ Billboard in Times Square, New York (2010); The Rules of Play at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia (2010), Orange Tree at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City (2011); One Day After the Future at Villa Manuela Gallery in Havana, Cuba (2009); Mistrust at the American University Museum in the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC (2008); Informed by Function at the Lehman College Art Gallery in New York City (2008); and Scalpel and Cotton at San Diego Museum of Art, California (2007). In 2013 he inaugurated No Limits, a site-specific installation of 10 sculptures along Park Avenue in New York City. His works are in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana; the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum and El Museo del Barrio in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; the Ellipse Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal; the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany; the Daros-Latinamerica in Zurich, Switzerland; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation in Vienna, Austria; the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.