Upcoming Solo Exhibition “Reconfiguración” Opening at MIT’s Wiesner Gallery
September 15, 2022
In Reconfiguración, Alejandro Medina presents five new works produced during his first year as a graduate student at MIT’s program in Art, Culture & Technology. The works were created out of the specific context of being at MIT and are conceived using materials derived from the university’s setting—the scientific research paper becomes the form for a new series of drawings, branches collected throughout the university’s campus are re-engaged with gravity in new structural configurations, and cardboard/paper waste from the Media Lab’s facilities are brought back to life as a 20 foot mural. The work centers around the artist’s preoccupation with climate change, particularly the urgent need to rethink relationships between nature, technology and science in order to build resilience against the challenges of the future.
Master of Science in Art, Culture & Technology (ACT) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
September 8, 2021
Very excited to announce that I will be joining the program in Art, Culture & Technology (ACT) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this upcoming fall. The ACT masters program facilitates artist-thinkers’ exploration of art’s broad, complex, global history and conjunction with culture, science, technology, and design via rigorous critical artistic practice and practice-driven theory. The program emphasizes experimentation and transdisciplinary approaches to studio production in both traditional and new media.
New Roots Foundation Residency at La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
May 31, 2021 - June 31, 2021
The New Roots Foundation artist residency brings emerging and established artists, curators, scholars, and cultural practitioners together to reflect, research, dialogue, create and share across diverse disciplines. The proximity and partnership with a neighboring textile atelier means artists have full access to all of the weaving resources: its expert staff, hand and mechanical looms, dyeing shop, carpentry and metalsmithing workshops.
Reconstrucción at La Nueva Fábrica, Antigua, Guatemala
October 17, 2020 - December 17, 2020
Upcoming solo exhibition at La Nueva Fábrica in Antigua, Guatemala. With a text by curator Philipp Lange. Open Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Private tours are available by appointment from 11am to 12pm.
Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris, France
October 3, 2019 - March 27, 2020
I will be in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France for a six month period starting in October 2019. The residency is possible through funds awarded by the University of Southern California’s (USC) Discovery Prize.
Fondazione Pistoletto Residency Module w/ Cooking Sections, Biella, Italy
November 25, 2019 - November 30, 2019
I will be participating in CLIMAVORE: Losing Cultures by Cooking Sections, a workshop dedicated to artists, architects and designers to investigate new forms of production and consumption in times of climate crisis.
Latin American Contemporary Photography at Cheng Kung University of Tainan, Taiwan
May 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Participating artists include Alejandro Almaraz (Argentina), Alejandro Medina (Guatemala), Alexandre Sequeira (Brazil), Carolina Magnin (Argentina), Christian Kiby (Chile), Cris Bierrebach (Brazil), Edu Monterio (Brazil), Luis Gonzala Palma (Guatemala), Marcos Lopez (Argentina), Mauricio Toro Goya (Chile) and Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (Mexico). Curated by Chun Wai and coordinated by Ho Po-Shan.
Residency 108, New York, USA
April 22, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. Participating artists include Jodi Connelly (USA), Evan Bobrow (USA) and Alejandro Medina (Guatemala).
February 17, 2019 - March 9, 2019
Participating artists include Chase Hall (USA), Dong Jun (USA), Kristina Knipe (USA), Gretchen LeMaistre (USA), Ronika McClain (USA), Alejandro Medina (Guatemala), Res (USA) and Laine Wyatt (USA).