Alejandro Sánchez (b. 1981, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia).
Working with sculpture, public art, painting, and video, Alejandro Sánchez investigates ongoing changes in today’s Latin America, with a particular focus on Colombia. His work grapples with globalisation, democratisation, economic growth, and their role in today’s configurations of society. His primary concerns include free trade, privatisation, multinational enterprises as well as the mechanisms that uphold them. Through his artistic production, he reflects on the consequences that today’s cross-border exchanges bring about, which enable discussions surrounding social displacement and cultural uprooting.
Over the past two decades, Alejandro Sánchez has trained in visual arts, media, and production technologies in Colombia and Argentina, pursued artistic residencies in France and Switzerland, as well as exhibited in Chile, Cuba, Japan, Peru, Singapore, and the United States.