Alejandra Glez

Alejandra Glez

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The work of Alejandra Glez (Havana, 1996) addresses specific personal and social issues. Moreover, she aims at exploring the feminine identity while delving into some of the most actual approaches to the feminist theory. Media such as photography, collage, installation, performance and video are implemented to defy the patriarchal codes that stigmatize femininity.

 

Alejandra Glez - Swallow Men

Swallow Men

Foundation
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1.50 ETH

The work of Alejandra Glez (Havana, 1996) addresses specific personal and social issues. She peruses her own experience with traumas such as panic attacks and sexual assault to build unique and stirring visual artwork. Moreover, she aims at exploring the feminine identity while delving into some of the most actual approaches to the feminist theory. Media such as photography, collage, installation, performance and video are implemented to defy the patriarchal codes that stigmatize femininity. This, in order to question the macho-imposed models that she grew up with and to achieve a deeper self-knowledge. In fact, self-reflection, intertextuality and quotes to certain influencing artists such as Vanessa Beecroft and Gina Pane are common features within the production of this young Cuban artist. Through a part of her work the artist also attempts at feeding the flow of the universal process that aims at normalizing nudism as a pacific exercise of self-release.

Alejandra Glez was bestowed in 2019 the 14th Arte Laguna video art Finalist Prize, and, in 2016, the Norwegian Embassy, Cuba, Scholarship. Her work was part of numerous personal and group exhibitions in the Americas and in Europe. Amongst her most recent solo shows we mention: MY HOUSE IS MY BODY virtual exhibition, Thomas Nickles Project, New York, NY (2020); ?Ser mujer es un delito? virtual exhibition, Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery, Asturias, Spain (2020) and La vida es inmortal cuando se acaba, Gallery Acacia, Havana, Cuba (2020). Amongst the group shows in which her work was included we mention: Un viaje de ida y vuelta, Collection Luciano Méndez, DA2 Museo, Salamanca, Spain (2019) and Detrás del Muro, XIII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.