b. 1995 Guatemala City, Guatemala
Lives and works in Cambridge, MA

Education

2021-2023    Master of Science in Art, Culture & Technology (MS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (current)
2013-2018     Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), University of Southern California, USA

Awards/Grants

2022    ACT Second Year Merit Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Center for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    ACT Pilot Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2021    Center for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2021    ACT Pilot Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2021    Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2019    Wall of Scholars Induction, Leavey Library, University of Southern California, USA
2018    Tau Sigma Delta Medal for Excellence in Design, University of Southern California, USA
2018    Discovery Scholar Recognition & Prize Recipient, University of Southern California, USA
2018    Global Scholar Recognition, University of Southern California, USA
2018    A. Quincy Jones Scholarship for Exceptional Promise in Architecture, University of Southern California, USA
2017    William and Neoma Timme Traveling Fellowship, University of Southern California, USA
2017    Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award (Runner up), Los Angeles Building Council, USA
2016    Thom Mayne Traveling Fellowship, University of Southern California, USA
2015    Ted and Rosemary Tyler Endowed Scholarship, University of Southern California, USA
2015    Gensler/USC Architectural Guild Scholarship, University of Southern California, USA
2013    Presidential Merit Scholarship, University of Southern California, USA

Residencies

2021    New Roots Foundation Residency, La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
2020   Recodings and Renewals, Knight Foundation Art + Research Center at ICA Miami, Florida, USA
2020   Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Visual Arts Comission, Paris, France
2019    Fondazione Pistoletto Residency Module w/ Cooking Sections, Biella, Italy
2019    Residency 108, Clermont, New York, USA
2019    Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency w/ Catherine Opie, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2022   Reconfiguración, Wiesner Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (current)
2020   Reconstrucción, La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
2018    Reconstrucción, Galeria Extra, Project Room, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2017    Mapping Crisis, Galeria Extra, Project Room, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2016    Jardín, Fundación G&T, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Group Exhibitions

2022   .zerozerozerozerozeozerozerozeroone, MIT.Nano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2021    Atmósferas, La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
2021    Segundo Aire, Galeria Extra, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2020   Juannio, Instituto Neurologico de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2019    The Los Angeles Schools, A+D Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2019    Volatilidad, Permanencia, Galeria Extra, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2019    Juannio, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2019    Latin American Contemporary Photography, Cheng Kung University of Tainan, Taiwan
2018    From Across the Pacific Ocean, Taipei International Photo Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2018    Des/Dibujando, Galeria Extra, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2018    Juannio, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2017    Traveling Fellows Exhibition, USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
2017    Forma, Materia, Galeria Extra, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2016    Colectiva de Arte Junkabal, Homenaje a Rubén Darío, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2015    Cloudsmoke Installation, Doheny Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
2015    Commission for the Writing Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
2015    AYUVI Auction, Fundación AYUVI, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2015    Colectiva de Arte Junkabal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2015    Juannio, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2014    Central American Art, Fundación Rozas Botrán, Miami, USA
2014    Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2014    Colectiva de Arte Junkabal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2014    Mutación: Miradas de Artistas desde América Central, Dos Mares, Marseille, France
2014    For the Arts, Fototropía, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2014    Juannio, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2014    Future Projections, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2014    Huéspedes del Presente, Centro Centro, Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
2013    Latin American Pavilion, Wuhan Museum, Wuhan, China
2013    Across the Seven Seas, Photoville, Brooklyn, USA
2013    Across the Seven Seas, Southampton Center for the Arts, Southampton Village, USA
2013    Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2013    Geográfica, Fototropía, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012    Latitudes, Guatephoto Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012    Geometría, Photoville, Brooklyn, USA
2012    Adentro/Afuera, Galería Incubador, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2011     Nueva Generación, Cantón Expo, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2010    Abstracciones, Todos 4rte, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2010    Guatephoto Festival, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Academic Appointments & Experience

2022    Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) Graduate Student Representative
              Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) Selection Committee
              Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Teaching Assistant, 4.105: Geometric Disciplines and Architecture Skills
              Professor J. Jih, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Teaching Assistant, 4.314/5: Climate Visions: Advanced Workshop in Artistic Practice & Transdisciplinary Research
              Professor Gediminas Urbonas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Guest Critic, Art, Desing and the Public Domain Thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design
              Professors Krzysztof Wodiczko & Malkit Shoshan, Harvard University, USA
2022    Guest Critic, 4.021: Introduction to Design Techniques and Technologies
              Professor J. Jih, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Guest Critic, 4.302: 4.344/5: Advanced Photography and Related Media
              Professor Lara Baladi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Public Programming Committee Member
              Program in Art, Culture & Technology (ACT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2022    Teaching Assistant, 4.S32: Artist, Tinkerer, Architect, Engineer
              Professor Judith Barry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2021    Guest Critic, 4.302: Introduction to Artistic Experimentation
              Professor Marisa Morán Jahn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2021    Teaching Assistant, 4.344/5: Advanced Photography and Related Media
              Professor Lara Baladi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2018    Teaching Assistant, ARCH-564: Descriptive and Computational Geometry
              Professors Yaohua Wang & Brendan Shea, University of Southern California, USA
2015    Teaching Assistant, ARCH-407: Advanced Computer Applications
              Professors Justin Brechtel & Nefeli Chatziminah, University of Southern California, USA

Research Appointments

2021    Research Assistant, Transmedia Storytelling Initiative
             Professor Caroline A. Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2016    Research Assistant, Plethora Project
             Professor Jose Sanchez, University of Southern California, USA
2015    Research Assistant, Schemalab, Viterbi School of Engineering
             Evangelos Pantazis, University of Southern California, USA

Lectures

2022   Design & Material Futures Panel, DigitalFUTURES, Online
2021    Guest Lecture, Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
2020   Online Lecture, La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
2018    Guest Lecture, USC Trustee Conference, University of Southern California, USA

Print/Publications

2018    Borderless, Exhibition Catalogue, Taipei International Photography Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2017    INDEX 2016/2017, USC School of Architecture, University of Southern California, USA
2017    Roski Magazine, Issue 05, USC Roski School of Art & Design, University of Southern California, USA
2015    Revista Picnic, Issue 61: Made in Latin America, Mexico

Press

2021    Lori Waxman, “Alejandro Medina,” Newcity, Chicago, USA
2020   Martina Tzvetan, “Online Open Studio & Talk,” Visita, Lisbon, Portugal
2020   Art Mirror, “Alejandro Medina’s Solo Exhibition at La Nueva Fábrica,” Budapest, Hungary
2020   Daily-Lazy, “Alejandro Medina at La Nueva Fábrica,” Athens, Greece
2020   Agenda Cultural Guatemala, “Reconstrucción,” Guatemala
2019    Dawa Hsiao, “La Fotografía Contemporánea de Latinoamérica Llega a Tainan,” Taiwan News, Taiwan
2015    Fulvio Ravagnani, Fondazione Pitti Discovery, “Project Room: The Young Talent of Alejandro Medina,” Milan, Italy
2015    David Schonauer, “Dispatches from Latin America,” AI-AP, USA
2014    Sara Torres Sifón, “Fotografía Contemporanea de Latinoamerica en CentroCentro,” PAC, Spain
2014    ArteContexto, “Recomendaciones: Huéspedes del Presente,” Spain
2014    Madrid Destino, “CentroCentro Cibeles Se Acerca a la Fotografía Latinoamericana,” Spain
2014    Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, f/22: Fotografía en Profundidad, “Episode 10: Guatemala,” Montevideo, Uruguay
2014    Gustavo Montenegro, “Fotohuéspedes en España,” Prensa Libre, Guatemala
2013    Willson Cummer, “Alejandro Medina,” New Landscape Photography, USA
2012    Eleonora Ronconi, “Latin America Week: Alejandro Medina,” Lenscratch, USA

Collections

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