Alejandro Magallanes


Alejandro Magallenes is internationally recognized as a graphic designer, illustrator, poet, and artist. Born in Mexico City in 1971, he studied Graphic Design at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Magallanes experiments with poetry, animation/videos in his sculptures, photographs, and drawings. His work has been published in design books, such as: Graphic Agitation II (Phaidon), A Concise History Of Graphic Design (Thames & Hudson), All Men Are Brothers (Hesign), Graphic Design Since 1950 (Thames & Hudson), 401 Design Meditations: Wisdom, Insights, And Intriguing Thoughts From 150 Leading Designers, Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen) and magazines such as Etapes (France), Neshan (Iran), Experimenta (Spain), Otot (Israel). These books have been published in China, France, Germany and Spain. He has exhibited his work in Poland, Japan, Hungary, Argentina, China, Holland, Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, Belgium, France, the United States, Venezuela, Slovenia, Russia, Iran, Italy, Croatia and Mexico.

Magallenes has received multiple international awards including the Golden Bee Prize at the Graphic Design Biennial in Russia, the Bronze Medal at the 4th Block Biennial of Posters for Ecology in Ukraine, Icograda medal at the International Poster Biennial in Mexico, the first Place in the Political Poster Triennale in Mons, Belgium (2004), Daniel Gil Award in illustration in Spain, second place in the International Poster Biennial 2013 in the United States and special mention in the Bologna Book Fair on three occasions . He has written 10 childrens books and two books of poetry. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Within the last 10 years, he has been exhibited at Siempre di Nunca (Museo Carrillo Gil), La delgada línea que divide el lado derecho del izquierdo (Myl Contemporary Art), Pasado en Limpio (Vértigo Gallery) among others.

More Recent Exhibitions:

December 2015 - February 2016 Siempre di nunca at Museo de Art Carrillo Gil, Ciudad de México. September - November 2015, La delgada línea que divide el lado derecho del izquierdo, Galería Myl Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México. October - November 2014, ¿Por qué se rompen las cosas si yo las trato tan bien? Plop Galería, Santiago de Chile. June-September 2014, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde? ¿Quién? ¿Por qué? ¿Para qué? Museo de Historia de Tlalpan. July - September 2013, Pasado en limpio, Galería Vértigo, Ciudad de México.