ART vs LIFE
Exhibition and series of performance
during the Residency program in the Art Life Institute
New York City & Kingston,NY. USA. 2016 -2017
In 2016 and 2017 Alejandro took part in the residency program at the Art Life Institute in Kingston, NY, the former studio of Linda Montano which was acquired and repurposed by Jill Mcdermid to allow artists to explore and experiment with different formats and mediums regarding performance and visual art.
During his time there he found discarded and forgotten objects in the streets of New York City and also at friends' barns in farms on the Hudson Valley. Some of these items included cleared double glazed windows which he used as canvas to write and perform a series of different actions working around the themes of: belonging, identity, Mexico-USA Trump's border politics and paid labor.
The residency culminated at a solo exhibition of the intervened objects that created sculptures and a performance piece.