Mexico City, Mexico, 1969
Mauricio Alejo’s work gravitates around the relationship between the physical space where things happen; the representational space of photography where those things are depicted and the mental space of the viewer who experienced the final outcome. While anchored in the factual world, his images and installations explore the evanescent constitution of reality and its interchanges with the notion of the world as an image.
Alejo has had solo exhibitions in New York, Japan, Madrid, Paris and Mexico. His work has been shown at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington; National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia; the 8th Havana Biennial and Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.