Born on 1967, Havana, Cuba, Alejando Mendoza’s work was included at an early age in the permanent collection of Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte and Centro Wifredo Lam (today’s Havana Biennial organizers).
Leaves Cuba on 1992 to Mexico after completing high levels of academia where he would spend the next 15 years producing an important body of work leading him to show and to be included at prestigious institutions like at the acclaimed Museo del Chopo, U.N.A.M, and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil.
Later he moved Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years where his career matures. Then he relocates between Miami and Philadelphia. Since then, his work has been included in prestigious The Farber Collection and at The Noyes Museum in New Jersey. He now works and resides since 2005 in Miami, where he achieves honors and grants like The John & James L. Knight Foundation Awarded at Knight Foundation Arts Partnership Grant, 2008. He has become a very important contributor to the Miami community as an Art in Public Spaces supporter by bringing to the “Magic City” the overwhelming explosive monumental sculptures known as The Giants in the City.
His work evolves into environments that are constant on his aesthetic proposal. Some of the artist’s most important and strong elements are: Man and his associations with life and society and the Modern Condition leading to the simplification of common sense to become understood.
As the artist would say: (Creating is the most “Bestial”) process of my conclusions.
Creating is the experience of being constantly unsatisfied. When this happens, I should re-do and lie to my self again.