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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico of multicultural heritage, now a resident in Saskatchewan, Canada since 2002.


I was the Artist in Resident in the city of Saskatoon for the Cultural Capitals Project 2006 – 2007, working with newcomers to Saskatchewan and later with the Inner City neighborhood at the King George Community School in 2007- 2008.


As a guest artist for the Live Arts program in 2009-2011 I had the opportunity to connect with youth across the Province of Saskatchewan through internet workshops. My work interconnects photography, poetry and painting with the concepts of identity, prophecy, construction of worlds, emotions, myths, and legends.  Social interventions only exist in the ephemeral experience of the participants and spectators, you might find evidence in your memory or online.


Alejandro exhibits in Puerto Rico, USA and Canada. Some of his paintings works are in private collections in Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. 


Currently, I work as an Arts and Culture Consultant for the City of Saskatoon. I am a full time Artist, facilitator, community radio host, speaker, consultant, volunteer, art administrator and instructor. I find time for all of that,  creating art, social engagement and community art  are my passion.

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Nuit Blanche 2018

#restitutionYXE

Art intervention collaboration with Priscilla Wolf

Septemebr 29, 2018

Panelist May 20, 2017

Public Art Symposium

York University

Ontario, Canada

Panelist May 12, 2016

The Governance of Cultural Policy for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

CCUNESCO

University of Saskatchewan

Un-framed Radio 2015 to 2018

Conversations about arts in Saskatoon

Community Radio Host CFCR, 90.5 FM

Public Art Workshops 2012 - 2018

City of Saskatoon

Guest Public Speaker June 2014

Creative City Network

Hamilton, Ontario

Guest Public Speaker September 2013

Public Library Saskatoon

Public Art Round Table May 2013 to 2016

Creative City Network

Ottawa, Canada

Arts and Culture Consultant June 2012 to 2018

Public Art, Community Arts, Programming and Culture Days

Civic Collection Management

City of Saskatoon

Saskatchewan, Canada

Human Library March 2012

Panelist – Cross Cultural Queer Identity and Pluralism

Saskatoon Frances Morrison Public Library

Crearte Campo June 2009-April 2011

President and Founder

Not for profit Organization for the Arts

Puerto Rico

Live Arts Education April 8, 2011

Guest Artist

St. Peters School

Viscount, Saskatchewan, Canada

Live Arts Education April- May 2010

Guest Artist

St. Peters School

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Canada from the Eyes of a Stranger September 2008 - March 2009

Art Exhibition, Research and Paintings

Artist in Residency September 2007 - August 2008

King George Community Association, Saskatoon

Art Facilitator, Instructor and Art director

Exhibition Curator

Creative City Documentary June 8, 2008

Cultural Capitals Artist in the Community

4th Chapter

Producers- SCN, University of Saskatchewan

Re-In-Stall-Meant July 13-21 2007

Collective Art Exhibition

Mendel Art Gallery

Curator and Exhibition designer

Artist in the Community Oct. 2006-July 2007

Immigration Partnership (GGP, MCC, SODS)

Art Facilitator, Instructor

Filmmaker, Documentary Producer, and Art director

Cultural Capitals of Canada

Saskatoon

Vice - Executive Director (Special Assistant) 2001 – 2003

Department of Art and Culture

San Juan City (Municipality of San Juan), Puerto Rico

• Management and supervision of plus 40 staff

• Represent the Executive Director in official meetings

• Present reports according to the duties assigned

• Coordinate programs, exhibits and workshops related to Arts and Culture and Open Space, Including Public Art, Festivals and Museum administration

• Organize and coordinate special activities assigned by the City Mayor and Council

• Fundraise, Write and supervise proposals and funds for the department

• Interview people and clients related to customer services

• Member of the Organization Committee for Miss Universe 2002 which involved a

Million dollar budget and San Juan city hosted

• Responsible for the administration of the Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Theatre

- Third oldest theatre in the Americas and required special attention and upkeep

- brought together government and community groups to accomplish the update of the theatre

- supervised over 25 staff and volunteers

Executive Director 1996-2001

Office for the Regulation of the Paso Fino Industry

Budgeting, Management, Promotions, Marketing, Fundraise, Consultant, Events Planner

Photographer and Graphic Designer 1994 -1996

Volunteer Service Corps of Puerto Rico

Government of Puerto Rico, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico

• Project Manager of the Horse Trainers’ School

• Public relations, proposal writing, press releases, brochures and magazines


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Master Degree in Arts (Cultural Studies) 2013

Centre of Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

San Juan, Puerto Rico

• Art, Culture, History and Literature

Thesis: Identity Conflicts in the Culture of the Paso Fino Horse from 1967 to 1979

Certificate of Arts and Design

University of Saskatchewan 2007

Painting and Digital Photography

Bachelor Degree in Arts 1993

University of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

• Visual Arts

Professional Degree in Photography 1992

York College

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Exhibitions

I am not a terrorist June 2015

Performance and social intervention

Pride Parade, Saskatoon

Fragmentos March 2015

Troup d’ Jour

Saskatoon, SK

Collaboration with Miki Mappin Yarn Bombing 20th street July 2013

Super I Am July 2012

Social Intervention and Performance Art, different locations in Saskatoon

Horizontes September- October 2010

Cultural Gallery

Lares, Puerto Rico

Noches de Galeria November 2009

Osvi Arte

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Art Collective July 2009

Group Exhibition

STM Gallery University of Saskatchewan

Diversity Pride June 2009

Group Exhibition

Positive Passions Gallery

Saskatoon, SK Canada

Canada from the Eyes of a Stranger April 2009

Art Exhibition- Solo Show

The Gallery; Saskatoon Public Library

Off and Running April 2-28 2007 Group Exhibition

STM Gallery University of Saskatchewan

Articulations January – April 2007

Group Exhibition

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Out of gate: A collection of artwork April 3-29 2006

Art exhibition

STM Gallery University of Saskatchewan



Certificates

Project Management

Small Business Development

Strategic Thinking and Planning

Fund Raising for Non Profit Organizations

Effective Presentations

Planning and Design of Proposals for Grants

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