Juan Carlos Alom
1964, La Habana, Cuba
Juan Carlos Alom is one of the most outstanding Cuban artists in the fields of photography and documentary and experimental filmmaking. His work, along with that of other great Cuban artists, participates in the generational impulse of the 1990s, committed to oxygenate the old discourses and aesthetic presuppositions of the genre. His work as a photographer and videographer has made it possible to carry out numerous exhibition projects inside and outside Cuba. Among the most outstanding are "Island Creatures" in The Apartment, Havana, Cuba; "Born to be free", that participated in the National Event of Photo Library of Mexico; "Juan Carlos Alom", Metrònom Fundació Rafael Tous d'Art Contemporan, Barcelona, Spain, among others. Also, his work has been included in relevant collective exhibitions such as "Collimadores. A look at Cuba. Exhibition of modern and contemporary Cuban photography "at the Michael Horbach Foundation, Germany; "Iconocracy - Contemporary Cuban Photography, Sala Norte Artium Centro- Basque Museum of Contemporary Art. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; And "Cuba - Fiction and Fantasy", Daros Latinamerica, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2000 he was recognized by the Time Magazine of New York York, USA as one of the 100 Latin American photographers of the millennium. His works are part of prestigious collections, including the IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida, USA, among others.