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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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