Alejandro Martinez Peña : expos - TEXT

“SELECTED” SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 "ALBORADA" Club Campestre de Tijuana, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2007 "ALBEDRIO" Galería Pez Gordo. Tiendas de Palmilla, San José del Cabo,
B. C. S., México.
"ALBEDRIO" TreZ Lounge Gallery, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2006 "ATRAPADO, sin salida?" Museo Histórico Regional de Ensenada. CONACULTA, INAH, Ensenada, B. C.,Méx.

2004 "Entrelazados" Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA. USA.
"Descuajaringados" Cervecería Tijuana Production Plant, Tijuana, B. C.
"Desfiguros" CETYS Universidad Campus Tijuana, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2003 “Copa Caliente” V Exposición de Arte. Polo Club Caliente, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2002 “Desafíos” Los Pasillos del Arte at Channel 12 Televisa Broadcasting of Tijuana, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.
"La Pauta A Villa Saverio’s, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2001 “Rompecabezas” Galería Fox Baja, Foxploration, Fox Studios Baja, Popotla, B. C., Méx.

2000 “Espectáculos Irónicos” Galería Giorgio Santini, Rosarito, B. C.
“Espectadores Irónicos” La Esquina de Bodegas, Ensenada, B. C.
“Contrastes y Texturas” Hotel Camino Real, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

“SELECTED” GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 "BUILDING BRIDGES" International Art Exchange México USA.
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2009 "BUILDING BRIDGES" International Art Exchange México USA.
     Consulate General of México in Los Angeles, CA USA
     Consulate General of México in San Francisco CA, USA.

Affair in The Gardens Art Show (Oct 1st place on mixed media), Beverly Hills, CA. USA.

"Artes de México" West End Gallery San Diego Airport, San Diego, CA. USA

57th. Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA. USA

"Artes de México" (Featured Artist): Mission Federal Artwalk, Consulate General of México in San Diego, CA. USA.

2008 "Oceana" inaugural SeaChange event, a benefit to help heal our oceans, Laguna Beach, CA. USA.

"ASTO" International Art Festival, ASTO Museum of Art, CA

Beijing Olympic Special Exhibition "GIAF Gwanhwa Gate to Tinan Gate", GuanYinTang Art Street, Bejing, China.

Busan International Art Fair (BIAF) 2008, Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea.

4th GwangHwaMoon International Art Festival (GIAF) 2008, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea.

La Caja Galería, Special Exhibition. (Small Format), Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

"Entijuanarte" Art Fair 2008, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

56th. Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA. USA

2007 "Colección de grabados del Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura", Palacio de la Cultura de Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Affair in The Gardens Art Show (May 1st place on mixed media), Beverly Hills, CA. USA.

"Entijuanarte" Art Fair 2007, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2006 GwangHwaMoon International Art Festival (GIAF) 2006, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

"Arte Praxia", 2da Exposición Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo y Campamento de Arte , Ensenada, Méx.
     Museo Histórico Regional de Ensenada. CONACULTA, INAH,
     Bodegas de Santo Tomás Ensenada, B. C. Méx.

"Entijuanarte" Art Fair 2006, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

"Mainly Mozart" Festival Binacional. Tijuana, B. C., Méx. y San Diego, CA. USA.

2005 "First Art Baja 1000" Contemporary Art, GaleríAH Ensenada, B. C. Méx.

Lantern of the East Ensenada 2005
     Museo del Puerto A. C. Ensenada, B. C., Méx.
     GaleríAH. Ensenada, B. C., Méx.
     Museo Histórico Regional de Ensenada, Ensenada, B. C., Méx.

III Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporaneo 2005 Ie De Nittis Barleta Castello Svevo, Barleta, Italy.

14th Lantern of the East International Art Festival 2005
     Eastern Center of Art and Culture, Burapha University. Chonbury, Thailand
     Rajamangala Institute of Technology, Pathum Thani, Thailand
     Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand
     Poh-Chang College of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

IX Premio Internazionale D’Arte San Valentino 2005. Opera Pia Monaco Vico del Gargano, Foggia, Italy.

VISION OF THE WORLD, Art Journey from Europe, Through USA to México. Galerie D’Art International Solana Beach, CA. USA.

The Museum of the Living Artist. Regional artist juried show. (jury Christopher Lee) San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA. USA.

2004 LELA, Lantern of The East, Los Angeles. Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA.

HAD, Hispanic Dental Association. Silent Auction Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Museum of the Living Artist. San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA. USA.

Fist Edision Cultural Corridor of Californias
     Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA, USA.
     Galería H & H, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Open Studios COVA, Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA, USA

Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

14th Bienal Plástica de Baja California, Méx. selección 2003. (second place honorable mention) Instituto de Cultura de Baja California. Tijuana and Tecate B. C., Méx.

2003 14th Bienal Plástica de Baja California, Méx. selección 2003 (second place honorable mention) Instituto de Cultura de Baja California. Mexicali, B. C., Méx.

“Los Pasillos del Arte” at Channel 12 Televisa Broadcasting of Tijuana. Auction to benefit the Castro-Limón Foundation and Hospital Infantil de las Californias, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Contemporary Art Auction organized in cooperation with the Rotary Clubs in benefit of “Polio Plus “ Foundation, Solana Beach, CA. USA.

Open Studios COVA, Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA, USA

“Tijuana de Terciopelo” Instituto de Cultura de Baja California Tijuana y Mexicali, B. C., Méx.

“Tesoros de Margarita” Festival de Arte Multidisciplinario En Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

The Museum of the Living Artist. San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA. USA.

2002 "Ando-grabando", colectiva de arte gráfico en Tijuana.
     David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA.
     Centro Cultural Self-Help Graphics, Los Ángeles, CA, USA.
     Esquina de Bodegas, Ensenada, B. C., Méx.
     Patio Central Palacio Municipal Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

"Artistas de Baja California", Children’s Museum San Diego. San Diego, CA, USA.

Octava Bienal de Artes Plásticas del Noroeste.
     Dirección de Investigación y Fomento de Cultura Regional.
     Gobierno del Estado de Sinaloa.
     Instituto Sonorense de Cultura.
     Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura.
     Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Nayarit.
     Instituto de Cultura de Baja California.
     Centro Cultural Tijuana

Galería Fox Baja, Foxploration, Fox Studios Baja, Popotla, B. C., Méx.

2001 “Pintura Fresca” Luckman Gallery. Cal. State University Los Ángeles, CA, USA.

MoLAA Auction 2001 Contemporary Latin American Graphics, Museum of Latin American Art. Long Beach, CA. USA.

13th Bienal Plástica de Baja California, Méx. selección 2001. (first place of painting) Instituto de Cultura de B.C., Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana, B. C., Méx..

"Mosaico 2001", Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

“Tesoros de Margarita” Primer Festival de Arte Multidisciplinario de Baja California.
16 Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, IMAC, Casa de la Cultura, CECUT, ICBC, Atelier, Galería Berta Armas, CEHU, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Galería Fox Baja, Foxploration, Fox Studios Baja, Popotla, B. C., Méx.

"Ando-grabando", colectiva de arte gráfico en Tijuana. Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura deTijuana, B. C., Méx.

Terra-Art. Latinoamerican Contemporary Art. La Jolla, CA. USA.

"Grabados Cruzando Fronteras" Colectiva Binacional de Grabado San Diego Tijuana. Galería 23 Y 12, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba.

“En el arte no hay fronteras” Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2000 “La Semilla” Instituto de Cultura de Baja California. Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

“Art Refrigerator”
     Children’s Museum San Diego, San Diego, CA. USA.
     San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA. USA.
     San Diego Artwalk.
     Institute For Art Education, San Diego, CA., USA.

Galería de la casa de la juventud, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

1999 Eclipse Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. , USA

Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel, San Diego, CA., USA.

L. A. Cetto 6to Concurso Regional de Arte, Tijuana, B. C., Méx. (Honorable Mention)

Del Mar Fair 119th Annual Juried Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, CA., USA.

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

2008 to 2010 Manifiesto Design Center, Tijuana, B.C., Méx.

2007 to 2010 Galería Pez Gordo. Tiendas de Palmilla, San José del Cabo, B. C. S., Méx.

2007 to 2008 Evolving Art Gallery@INJA. San Francisco, CA. USA.

2005 to 2009 Arte 256 Galería, Tijuana B. C. Méx.

2005 to 2009 Art RuRo’ Galleria D’ARTE, Barletta, Italy

2005 to 2006 La Galería Internacional-Arte Contemporaneo, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2003 to 2005 Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA. USA.

2003 to 2008 Toke, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2001 to 2007 Coral Gables International Art Center, Miami, FL, USA.

2000 to 2006 Galería Berta Armas, Punta Banda, B. C., Méx.

1999 to 2008 Giorgio Santini Gallery, Rosarito, B. C., Méx.

1998 to 2000 Galería Picasso, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

1997 to 2005 La Galería Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

HONORS

2009 Affair in The Gardens Art Show (Oct. first place mixed media of the show), Beverly Hills, CA. USA.

2008 Artes de México (Featured Artist): Mission Federal Artwalk, Consulado Mexicano, San Diego, CA. USA.

2007 Affair in The Gardens Art Show (May first place mixed media of the show), Beverly Hills, CA. USA.

2006 Entijuanarte Art Fair 2006, Tijuana, B. C., Méx. (Best in Show)

2005 Selected by LELA, Lantern of the East, Los Angeles to participate in the Art Camp in four universities in Thailand. 14th Lantern of the East International Art Festival 2005:
     Eastern Center or Art and Culture, Burapha University. Chonbury, Thailand.
     Rajamangala Institute of Technology, Pathum Thani, Thailand
     Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.
     Poh-Chang College of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

2004 "SEN-ARTE" Selected by the ICBC (Institute of Culture of Baja California) participating in artistic painting of one of the six benches donated to the ICBC, which will become Patrimony of the city of Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2003 14th Bienal Plástica de Baja California, Méx. selección 2003. (second place honorable mention)

L. A. Cetto 6th regional artist show, Tijuana, B. C., Méx. (honorable mention)

2002 "Ajedrez de polvo" Selected for the cover and back cover of the book "Ajedrez de polvo" of Jorge Ortega, National Poetry prize Tijuana 2001.

2001 13th Bienal Plástica de Baja California, Méx. selección 2001. (first place of painting) Jurors: Alberto Híjar, Alvaro Santiago and Eloy Tarcisio.

1999 L. A. Cetto 6th regional artist show, Tijuana, B. C., Méx. (honorable mention)
Jurors: *Adolfo Nodal (general manager, Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles) *Gregorio Luke Contreras (director, Museum of Latin-American Art, Long Beach, CA.) *Susana Smith Bautista (art curator, Los Angeles, CA. USA)

COLABORATIONS

2009 Damas Latinas de San Diego Thirty eight Anniversary Charity Ball fundraising, San Diego, CA. USA

57th. Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA. USA

2008 "Oceana" inaugural SeaChange event, a benefit to help heal our oceans, Laguna Beach, CA. USA.

Art exhibition and Fundraising Gala, Fundación Castro Limón, The Gates, East Lake, CA. USA.

The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Damas Latinas de San Diego Thirty seventh Anniversary Charity Ball fundraising, San Diego, CA. USA

2007 ART for the CURE Fundraising event (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) San Diego, CA. USA

The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

CIMA Benefit Auction Gala, Tijuana, B.C., Méx.

Damas Latinas de San Diego Thirty sixth Anniversary Charity Ball fundraising (Day Care Center Corazón Alegre) San Diego, CA. USA

2006 The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Art exhibition event to benefit Kids of Escuela Anna María Gómez Campos. Tijuana, B. C. Méx.

2005 SHAMROCK Hope for Children, San Diego, CA. USA.

The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2004 HAD, Hispanic Dental Association. Silent Auction Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rotary Ladies event to benefit Kids with hearing problems. Real del Mar, B. C., Méx.

The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Catholic Ladies event to benefit the “Casa Hogar Infantil San José” of Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

2003 First International festival of the Arts of Mexicali, to benefit DIF and H. C. de Bomberos, Mexicali, B. C. Méx.

Catholic Ladies event to benefit the “Casa Hogar Infantil San José” of Tijuana, B. C., Méx..

The Mexican Red Cross Gala, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

“Los Pasillos del Arte” at Channel 12 Televisa Broadcasting of Tijuana. Auction to benefit the Castro-Limón Foundation and Hospital Infantil de las Californias, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

Contemporary Art Auction organized in cooperation with the Rotary Club in benefit of “Polio Plus “ Foundation, Solana Beach, CA. USA.

2002 El Rey Sol de Ensenada and Club Rotario Ensenada to benefit of the construction of an Aid station at El Valle de Guadalupe. Ensenada, B. C. Méx.

2001 SHAMROCK Hope for Children, San Diego, CA. USA.

MoLAA (Museum of Latin American Art) Auction 2001 Contemporary Latin American Graphics, Long Beach, CA. USA.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

* Bachelor’s degree in Architecture 1979, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, N. L., México.

* Postgraduate studies at the “Politécnico di Milano”, Milan, Italy, 1981.

* Critic and Art History in Latinamerican Art by Olga Margarita Dávila (20 hours) CECUT, CEHU, CONACULTA, FONCA, Mar. 2000. Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of graphic and paint investigation by José Hugo Sánchez. Taller de investigación gráfica Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mar. 2000 Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of graphic Investigation by José Hugo Sánchez. Taller de investigación gráfica Centro Cultural Tijuana, Sep 2000 Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of graphic by Carla Rippey, Taller Oscar Ortega, Instituto Municipal de Arte Y Cultura. Sep 2000 Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of paint by Sergio Hernandez, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Aug 2001 Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of monotype by José Diaz, Tijuana, B. C., Méx.

* Workshop of graphic by Luis López Loza, Taller Oscar Ortega, Centro Cultural Tijuana. Nov 2001 Tijuana, B. C. Méx.