Black Sun

Alexandre Arrechea

Cuban Artists Fund

The interdisciplinary quality of Alexandre Arrechea’s work reveals a profound interest in the exploration of both public and domestic spaces. This quest has led him to produce several monumental projects like “Ciudad Transportable” (2000), “The Garden of Mistrust” (2003-2005) and “Perpetual Free Entrance” (2006), and "Black Sun" (2010). Alexandre Arrechea was born in Trinidad, Cuba, in 1970. He graduated from the “Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA)” in Havana in 1994. For twelve years he was a member of the art collective Los Carpinteros, until he left the group in July of 2003 to continue his career as a solo artist. Arrechea's work has been exhibited internationally. Arrechea was part of a collaborative exhibition Ideational Architectures (January 28 – April 18, 2010) with Mexican artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda at the LA Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park, California. The show was curated by Ernesto Pujol and explored the architecture of various urban landscapes. Arrechea's show, “The Rules of Play” was on view at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Gutstein Gallery in Savannah. Crane Selects had commissioned Arrechea for a solo exhibition at The Ice Box (Philadelphia) as part of the Philagrafika 2010 arts festival. The exhibit was curated by Anabelle Rodriguez and featured a 20-foot tall basketball tree sculpture titled Orange Tree. Orange Tree was included as a special installation for Magnan Metz Gallery at the PULSE Art Fair (March 4-7, 2010). Elasticity, Arrechea's solo show at Magnan Metz Gallery, ran from April 15-May 22, 2010.

This project is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Artists Fund.