Alexander Morales Núñez

Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1975.  Lives in Miami, FL since 2011.

 

Education:

1994 - 2002 Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, Cuba. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

1990 - 1994 Escuela de Nivel Medio de Artes Plásticas Oscar Fernández Morera. Trinidad, Sancti Spíritu, Cuba.        

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Bestial. Painting & Works on paper. Farside Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2011 Full Time. Galería Boulevard. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2010 Naturaleza doméstica (Domestic Nature). Centro de Arte. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2009 ABC. Espacio Expositivo El Paso. Teatro Tomás Terry. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2009 Ídolo. Oficina del Programa de Desarrollo Humano Local (PDHL). Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2007 Subpayaso (Submarine Clown). Galería 23 y 12. Havana, Cuba.

2007 Carnevale (pun on ‘value of meat’). Galería Mateo Torriente de la UNEAC (Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba). Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2006 Subpayaso. Centro de Arte. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2005 La sonrisa al pie de la escala (The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder—Henry Miller). Evento Babel,    Romerías de Mayo. Holguín, Cuba.

2002 Un mapa para mi pensamiento (A Map for my Thoughts). School of Arts and Letters, University of  Havana, Cuba.

2001 Conservar cabeza (Keeping One’s Head). Galería Juan David. Havana, Cuba.

2000 Alexander Morales. Hotel Ambos Mundos. Havana, Cuba.

2000 Alexander Morales. Centro Wilfredo Lam. Havana, Cuba.

1994 Tacones cercanos (parody of Almodóvar movie, Tacones Lejanos) Galería de Arte Universal. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

1993 A escena (Onstage). Galería de Arte Boulevard. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Diane Kidd Art Gallery-Tiffin University, Ohio. USA

2015 Circus. Foundry Art Centre. St. Charlie, MO. USA

2015 Miami Based Artists: Better Alive than Dead (Part II), Art@Work-Mosquera Collection. Miami, FL. USA

2012 Love. Little Haiti Cultural Center. Miami, FL. USA

2012 Mad Hatter. Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Edge Zones Art Projects. Miami, FL. USA  

2011 6th Zones Art Fair. Edge Zones Art Center, Wynwood, Miami, FL. USA

2011 Temperatura Latina. Canal Gallery, Panama City, Panamá.

2011 XX Feria Iberoamericana de Arte. Canal Gallery.  Hotel Tamanaco. Caracas, Venezuela.

2011 M’Illumino D’Immenso. Artfarm No. 10. Pilastro de Bonavigo, Verona, Italy.

2011 Punto y seguido. [invited by the Cienfuegos artists group Punto as guest artist]. Galería Villa Manuela de la UNEAC. Havana, Cuba.

2011 Mostra di pittura. Selezzione di pittura cubana contemporanea (Selected Contemporary Cuban Paintings). Sala Comunale Baldessari. Rovoreto, Italy.

2010 Exhibición de la 47 Colonia Izlake-Zagorje (works by resident artists in the “47 Artists Colony”). Cultural Center Delavski dom, Zagorje, Slovenia.

2010 Configuración-Desfiguración. Canal Gallery, Panama City, Panamá.

2010 Salón Nacional de Premiados (Juried exh. of works by artists competing for national prize in art).  Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana, Cuba.

2009 Distintos modos de cavar un túnel (Different Ways of Digging a Tunnel). Visuarte 2009. Exh. cat. text by Ariel Camejo.  Ateneo del Teatro Tomás Terry, Cienfuegos, Cuba. 

2009 Top_os. Simultaneous with the 10th Havana Biennial. Estudio Vivarta. Havana, Cuba.

2009 Remix. Interactive project between the cities of Hamilton, Canada and Cienfuegos, Cuba.  Opened at Centro de Arte, Cienfuegos, and traveled to Havana simultaneous with the 10th Havana Biennial.  Estudio Vivarta. Cuba

2009 Pura coincidencia: los abstractos (Purely by Coincidence: Abstract Works). Simultaneous with the 10th Havana Biennial, Expocuba, Pabellón 24. Havana, Cuba.

2008 Inventario 19. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Havana, Cuba.

2008 Auction Exhibition 08. Contemporary Latin American Art.  Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Los Angeles, CA. USA

2007 Imagen y posibilidad: Plástica cubana (Image and Possibility: Cuban Art). Galería El Reino de este Mundo. Biblioteca Nacional José Martí (National Library). Havana, Cuba.  

2007 Auction Exhibition 07. Contemporary Latin American Art. Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Los Angeles, CA. USA

2007 Encuentro Artístico. The Embassy of the Netherlands. Havana, Cuba.

2005 Evento de las Artes Plásticas Visuarte. Juried exh. Different venues throughout the city. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2002 Feria de arte ELB.ART. Hamburg, Germany.

2002 Jóvenes plásticos cubanos. Sponsored by Cuban Review and the Global Reflection Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Featured in Cuban Review, Sept., 2000. No. 64.

2002 Student Exhibition, Galería ISA, Simultaneous with the Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba.

2000 El Brulote (Fire Ship). Group intervention in the residencia of Israel González Limia, functioning as an alternative space.  Sponsored by La Guarida, location of the movie Strawbery and Chocolate. Havana, Cuba.

1999 A ras de tierra (Ground Level). College of Architecture, University of Havana. Havana, Cuba.

1998 Después de la lluvia (After the Rain). Galería ISA.  Simultaneous with the Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba.

1996 Nuevos y sinceros (New and Naive). Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana, Cuba.

1995 Espuelas afiladas (Sharpened Spurs). Performance by ISA professors and students.  Malecón. Havana, Cuba.

1994 La expresión desnuda (Naked Expression). Galería Arte 7. Complejo Cultural Cinematográfico Yara. Havana, Cuba.

1994 Pintando la piel sobre el vestido (Painting the Skin over the Dress). Galería de Arte Universal. Trinidad, Sancti Spíritu, Cuba.

1994 Lo erótico y lo sexual. Galería de Arte Universal. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

1993 Exhibition of Cienfuegos artists in the residence of collector Hainz Gunter Smith, Cologne, Germany.

1993 Satiricón. Galería de Arte Universal. Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Graphics, Books, Illustrations:

 

2014 Artist, Ticket to Havana. Graphic novel. Chak-Chek Inc., Nevada, USA.

2011 Drawing on the poster (designed by Jorge Méndez) for documentary La Novia de Akira about the landmark Japanese film by Kasuo Kuroki, La Novia de Cuba (1968). Also realized drawings used in the documentary, produced by Impulso Creación Audiovisual. Havana.

2008 Cover illustration, Cultura verde (Green Culture). Cienfuegos: Ediciones Mecenas.

2007 Cover Illustration, Otra dimensión de la palabra (Another Dimension of the Word). Cienfuegos: Ediciones Mecenas.

2007 Front and back cover illustrations, Dos lustros fecundos:una aproximación a la cronología del teatro Tomás Terry 1996-2006. (One Fecund Decade: An Approximate  Chronology of the Tomás Terry Theater).  Cienfuegos: Ediciones Mecenas.

 

Works in Public Collections:

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Snite Museum of Art. University of Notre Dame. Indiana, United States.

Biblioteca Nacional José Martí (National Library). Cuban Art Collection. Havana, Cuba.

Cultural Center Delavski dom.  Contemporary Art Collection. Zagorje, Slovenia.

 

Critical Bibliography and Exhibition Catalogue Texts:

Calcines, Argel.  Review of Subpayaso exh. by the editor of the weekly digital bulletin Opus Habana, Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad (Office of the Historian of the City of Havana).  Havana. Vol. 4, No.31, 2007.

Camejo, Ariel. “Una aventura subterránea” (An Underground Adventure), cat. text for group exh. Distintos modos de cavar un túnel (Different Ways of Digging a Tunnel), also published in Revista La Gaceta de Cuba.  Havana. No. 1, Jan-Feb, 2010. p. 62.

 ----.  “Un payaso [discurso] que se mueve(A Clown’s Discourse that Moves). Review of exh. Subpayaso.  La Gaceta de Cuba (magazine). Havana. Vol.2.  March-April 2008. p. 56.

Castillo, Héctor Antón. “Close-up de un arrepentimiento” (Close-up of a Regret).  Review of exh. Un mapa para mi pensamiento (A Map for my Thoughts).  Enema (cultural magazine, organ of artist’s group of same name). Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA).  Havana. No. 4, 2001. p. 89.

González Rojas, Antonio Enrique. “El ABC de la existencia.” Review of exh.  CINCO de Septiembre. (newspaper). Culturales. Cienfuegos. Sept. 11, 2009. 

----.  Portfolio of paintings and commentary. Conceptos—cultural serial publication of CINCO de Septiembre publishing house. Cienfuegos. No. 3, 2006.

Martínez Molina, Julio. Interview. CINCO de Septiembre (newspaper). Cienfuegos. March 17, 2006.

----.  Interview. CINCO de Septiembre (newspaper). Cienfuegos. Sept. 5, 2008. Reprinted in Juventud Rebelde (newspaper).  Havana. Jan. 14, 2009. www.uneac.org.

Menendez, Aldo. “El zoo inquietante de Alexander Morales” Review of exh. El nuevo Herald, Artes & letras (newspaper). Miami. June 29, 2014.

Pau-Llosa, Ricardo. “Bestial: Alexander Morales, Paintings & work on paper”, cat. text for solo exh.   Bestial, Paintings & Work on paper. Mosquera Orthodontics, Miami, Fl, 2014

 

Published Images (Chronologically):

Paiting and drawing. Caliban online. Issue #12. 2013. pp. 78 & 79.

Drawing. Enema, Colectivo Enema 2000-2003. ArteCubano Ediciones. Cuba, 2012. pp. 80.

Photo of installation from ABC exh. Ariel, Revista Cultural de Cienfuegos, “Galería entre páginas” section Year 12, No.2, Cuarta época (Vol.4), 2009.

Comic. Revista Enema. Havana, Cuba. No. 4, 2001. pp. 93.

Illustrations and drawings. Revista Cúpulas. Havana, Cuba. Year 8, No. 11 & 12, 2000. pp. 33 & 36.

Photo of artist, student at the time, with work.  Revista Cúpulas (official cultural publication of the Instituto Superior de Arte—ISA). Havana. Year 2, No. 5. 1997.