Alexander Apostol

Biography

Alexander Apostol (born, 1969 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan photographer whose work addresses the fractured urban landscape of South America through his fusion of a variety of media. After studying photography with Ricardo Atmas from 1987 to 1988, Apostol would then go on to study art history at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, from 1987 t0 1990.

Apostol’s body of work consists of photographs, installations, and films. A recurring theme in Apostol’s oeuvre focuses on the architectural planning of South America in the 1950s, and that of Caracas in Venezuela.  Through integrating these components within a political lens, Apostol’s work examines the link between architecture and urban planning with the history of Latin America.

Major retrospectives of Apostol’s work have been held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas; the David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; and the Tate Modern, London. Apostol currently works and resides in Madrid.