Portfolio by ​Alejandro Almanza Pereda

BOMB 148 Summer 2019
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Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

1 Apparition

waterfall apparition after a flaming carajillo

Al Estilo Jalisco

cantineando al “estilo Jalisco”

Corner

at the corner of Penitentiary and Liberty

Creepers

stepping between creepers

Extra Safety

extra safety

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you clean a house abandoned for thirty years and find some surprises

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holy cozy molcajete

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where kissing is forbidden and one hundred animals were sacrificed

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when indecision is strong and you make the best choice

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a way for art

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Mexican accuracy

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in flagranti

Jiraffe

painting tree trunks white is believed to keep ants away, here it seems that ants fear giraffes

Mirage

pointy boots mirage

Plunging

plunging into the void

Hard Light Hat

to keep your ideas running

Windowsitll

daybreak window-sill still life

Sears

post-industrial, post-retail, a Sears that only sells displays

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chicken play…

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thirdhand smoke

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the eye of a rock

Alejandro Almanza Pereda lives and works between the United States and Mexico. Known for precariously balanced large-scale sculptures that put common objects into unlikely configurations, he exhibits internationally and has had solo shows at the San Francisco Art Institute; Rubin Center, El Paso; El Eco Experimental Museum, Mexico City; College of Wooster Art Museum, Ohio; and Art in General, New York. While Almanza maintains that his principal focus is formal, not narrative, his snapshots tell the story of how incidental moments of juxtaposition, craft, and wit inform his studio practice. The photographs featured in this selection date from 2015 to the present and range from Madrid to Guadalajara. Each includes a remark by the artist.

Counterpoint and Apocrypha by Raphael Rubinstein
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BOMB 148, Summer 2019

Featuring interviews with Mary Weatherford, Nanfu Wang, Lee Quiñones, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Whishaw, Édouard Louis, Geovani Martins, Prageeta Sharma, and James Thomas Stevens.

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