Portfolio by ​Alejandro Almanza Pereda

BOMB 148 Summer 2019
Bomb 148 Cover No Barcode Small

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

1 Apparition

waterfall apparition after a flaming carajillo

Al Estilo Jalisco

cantineando al “estilo Jalisco”


at the corner of Penitentiary and Liberty


stepping between creepers

Extra Safety

extra safety

Img 0830

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

Img 0899

holy cozy molcajete

Img 1447

where kissing is forbidden and one hundred animals were sacrificed

Img 2792

when indecision is strong and you make the best choice

Img 6529

a way for art

Img 8512

Mexican accuracy

Img 8311

in flagranti


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


pointy boots mirage


plunging into the void

Hard Light Hat

to keep your ideas running


daybreak window-sill still life


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

Img 3964

chicken play…

Img 4491

thirdhand smoke

Img 1734

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
“O my body, make of me always a man who questions!”: Shikeith Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
An video still image of the face of a Black man covered in sweat while lying on the floor.

Photography, sculpture, installation, and performance that illuminate Black queer experience.

Culture as Dialogue: Vasantha Yogananthan Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
A color photograph of monkeys climbing bars in the fog titled, Vanar and Markat, by Vasantha Yogananthan

A photobook retells the Ramayana.

The Multiple Becomes Unique: Tom Lecky Interviewed by Kim Beil
Bernard Taylor Cover

A photobook playfully documents local history.

Originally published in

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.

Read the issue
Bomb 148 Cover No Barcode Small