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”


at the corner of Penitentiary and Liberty


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


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

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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
In Some Far-off Place, Many Light Years in Space, I’ll Wait for You: Mikael Owunna Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
Oku Na Mmiri Mikael Owunna1

Photographs that aim to reflect the divine nature of Blackness.

The Value of Labor: Rodrigo Valenzuela Interviewed by Forrest Muelrath
Afterwork 2 Rodrigo Valenzuela1

Films and photographs that address the future of work.

Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker by Eugenie Dalland
Wojnarowicz 1988 89 Untitled Falling Buffalo

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker (World of Wonder) a documentary by Chris McKim, pays tribute David Wojnarowicz, capturing the care and ferocity of the AIDS activist and artist.

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.

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