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Alejandro Colunga Biography

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Alejandro Colunga

Curriculum Vitae


Alejandro Colunga was born in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico on December 11th 1948.

He studied architecture, music and tourism from 1968-1972


He is a self-taught person.


He has participated in many exhibitions, individually and collectively since 1968, in the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America.


Some of his works of art form part of important private collections as well as museum collections.


He works on ambitious sculptural projects integrating water tanks, iron, crystal and live fish.


His home base is Guadalajara where he develops most of his projects and although he has his own workshops he also works in different workshops around the world.


In 1988 he received the “MINERVA A LAS ARTES” prize.

In 1994 he received the “JALISCO A LAS ARTES” prize and the “ ARQUITECTURA” prize for the sculpture “La Sala de los Magos” which is situated in from of the Hospicio Cabanas, in the category of open spaces.



1968    “La Galeria” Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico.

1969    Senior International, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico.

1972    Casa de la Cultura, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico.

1974  Galeria Doce, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico

1974  He worked on a series of lithographs in the workshop of Ernesto de Soto. San                 

          Francisco, California.  U.S.A.

1975    He worked on a series of lithographs in the workshop of Kyron with the 

                collaboration of Andrew Vlady.

1975    Travels to Brazil

1975    Exhibition Galeria Franco Terranova.  Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.

1976    Museum of Contemporary Art. Bahia. Brazil.

1976  From this date on, he exhibits regularly at Galeria Uno. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. 


1977  Galeria Miro.  Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

1978  He travels through Brazil, Europe, Africa and India.

1979  Galeria Miro. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

1980  He travels through Europe on investigative work and study.

1980  Museo de Arte Moderno. Mexico City, D.F.  Mexico.

1980  Galeria Hagerman Banos.  Mexico, D.F. Mexico.

1981  Promocion de las Artes.  Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

1982  Museum of Modern Art. O.E.A. Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

1982  18 meter tall Sculpture Project for S.I.N.  New York, New York. U.S.A.

1982  Gallery in the Mexican Embassy.  Berne, Switzerland.

1982  Gallery in the Mexican Embassy.  Zurich, Switzerland.

1982  Gallery Rudy Muller.  Zurich, Switzerland.

1984  Galeria de Arte Actual Mexicano. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

1985  He is invited by Arts Meridian to a symposium about arts in the Americas   

          given by the University of Stanford.  San Francisco, California.  U.S.A.

1987    He works on experimental Sculpture projects in terracotta and variations of           

Ceramic at the Jorge Wilmont Museum. 

1988    He won the prize “Minerva a las Artes”.  Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Mexico

1989    Fiore Internacional D’Art Contemporain de Paris.  Paris, France (FIAC)

1990    Fiore Internacional D’Art Contemporain de Paris.  Paris, France (FIAC)

1991    Dorsky Gallery, New York, New York.  U.S.A.

1992    FIART. Conference on influences and current tendancies in Art. Bogota, Colombia

1992  FIART. Conference on racism in Art.  Caracas, Venezuela.

1992  He is invited to participate in the judges panel at International Festival of 

          Cinematography in Santa Fe.  Bogota, Colombia.

1993    International Art Exposition.  Miami, Florida. U.S.A.

1992    He designs scenography and wardrobe for the play “Paraiso” for the Ballet of          

          Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.

1993    Group of five interactive sculptures “La Sala de los Magos” exhibited           

          permanently in front of the Hospicio Cabanas in the Plaza Tapatia. 

          Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Mexico

1994    International Art Exposition. Miami, Florida.  U.S.A.

1994    Jansen Gallery.  San Antonio, Texas.  U.S.A.

1993    Galeria ARN.  Zurich, Switzerland

1994    Prize “Jalisco de las Artes” Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Mexico

1995    Architectural Prize for the permanent exhibition of the interactive “La Sala de los Magos”.  Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Mexico



1994-1995    Monumental group of 7 sculptures named “Los Magos que Esperan”. 

Private financial Bank.  Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Mexico

1996             Monumental group of 8 sculptures  named “La Rotonda del Mar”,   

                   permanently installed at the dock. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Mexico

1997-1998    Book on drawings of works of art in large format.  Guadalajara, Jalisco.


      1998           works on a Talavera project making utilizable ceramic, children 

                         mummies planters, alien children and furniture, in the prestigious       

                         workshop  “Talavera de la Reina”. Puebla, Puebla.  Mexico. 

1998                             Alejandro Colunga” permanent exhibit room. Amparo Museum . Puebla, 

                         Puebla.  Mexico.        

      1998           Sculptural Group of four pieces named “Sala de Los Magos II”.  Central

                         Patio, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Puebla. Mexico

      1999           Regional Museum “Abrazo Ancestral” in coordination with Martha  

                         Figueroa. Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

      1999/2000  Group of eight monumental sculptures named “Los Magos Universales”.

                         Interactive project.  Plaza Tapatia, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

2000                      Fountain consisting of a Group of five bronze sculptures “Los Magos del    

Sol”.  Plaza del Sol Shopping Center. Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

2000                      Experiment on Space on a traditional Mexican Chair (equipal) in             

Coordination with the historian and investigator Martha Figueroa. Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico

2001                      Homage of Art and Fashion to Alejandro Colunga for “La Noche de Los 

Magos” situated in the plaza of the Cultural Center Cabanas.  Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

2002                      Created sceneography, wardrobe, make up and acted in the theatrical play “Las Bodas Del Cielo y El Infierno” by William Blake in the Teatro de                        las Artes in the National Center of Arts in Mexico City and Degollado                       Theater in Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico and Tampico Mexico.

      2002           Installed an interactive, monumental sculpture in downtown Portland 

                   Oregon, U.S.A.

2003                      Developed a project for the relocation of eight monumental sculptures in       

Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico.

2004                      Exhibition at the Galeria Azul in Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

2005                      Acts in the short film “Sincronia” in Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

2005           Develops a monumental sculpture for the Nassau County Museum, Long 

Island, New York. U.S.A.

2005           Designs a series of sculptures functioning as preseas in homage to the

                   most important soccer players in the world.

2006           He is invited to have a itinerante exposition for the Juan Onate foundation

                         Madrid Spain.

2006           Started his book in large format of his works of art on editions Espejo de

                   Obsidiana.  Mexico City. Mexico

2006           Started a movie of his life and works, directed by the Romanian director

                   Antoniu Moldovan. 

2006           He is invited by the Technological University of Monterrey to create a

                         group of monumental sculptures on the campus.  Monterrey, N.L.


      2006           Permanent exhibition at the Nassau Museum.  Nassau, Bahamas.

      2006           Works on a group of sculptures from “Jardin de Los Magos”, based on

                         childrens games. 

2006           Works on a series of lithographs in large format on the workshop of    

                   Guacha Bato in colaboration with Sergio Ruiz.

2006           Recognition in Congress.  Mexico City. Mexico.

2006           Recognition on university radio by the University of Guadalajara in   

                   Puerto Vallarta, Jal.  Mexico.


He has participated in various collective exhibitions in many cities throughout the world.  Click here to see a complete inventory of our art, including Alejandro Colunga's works of art.

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