Mauricio Alejo

Mauricio Alejo was born in Mexico City in 1969. He earned his Master of Art from New York University in 2002, as a Fulbright Grant recipient.

In 2007, he was a resident artist at NUS Centre for the Arts in Singapore. He has received multiple awards and grants, including the New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 2008. His work is part of collections such as Daros Latinoamérica in Zürich,  the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington D.C. among others.

His work has been reviewed in Flash Art; Art News, Art in America, Art Nexus among others. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Japan, Madrid, Paris and Mexico. His work has been shown at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts in San Francisco; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and The 8th Havana Biennial among other venues. He currently lives and works in Mexico City.

“Milk” 2002, C-print, 43×55 inches.
“Tape” 2012, C-print, 43×55 inches.
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  1. […] Mauricio Alejo returned to his native Mexico in 2013. Since resettling there he finds himself more productive and is able to manage the network he built during his years in New York City without a problem. His move back to Mexico has also given him a new perspective on some of the media he uses. Alejo is able to have more studio space than he ever could in New York which has impacted his work. Some of his pieces tread the line between reality and photoshop leaving his audience uncertain about what they’re seeing. Alejo has done commercial photography for a living his entire career while simultaneously working as a fine art photographer. While he often keeps the two worlds separated, he allows a collision of the language of each field in much of his work. Alejo expects to see a lot of change over the next five to ten years in the Mexican art scene. He firmly believes that governments are often too obtuse to understand art which protects artists from censorship on some level. […]