(b. Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 1969; lives and works in Spain).
Apóstol studied art history at the Central University of Venezuela and photography at the Ricardo Armas School. He has, from the beginning of his career, examined masculinity and homosexuality and its surrounding prejudices in the Latin American context. In works such as What I’m Looking For, Apóstol alludes to the issue of marginalization not only of homosexuals but more specifically to those from the cultural and economic periphery. Apóstol has also reflected on the decadence of the Modernity project in Venezuela and has proposed new readings on contemporary landscape, a subject which has been accentuated in a series enititled Residente Pulido, Fontainbleu and Caracas Suite. Alexander Apóstol, has held individual exhibitions in cities such as Caracas, Río de Janeiro, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as participating in the Havana and Sao Paulo Biennials– in the ARCO 97 and 2003 editions as well as the Istanbul Biennial.
Curator Karina Sainz Borgo speaks to the the artist in 2003 about his most recent work as well as his interest in modernities in Latin America.