Alejandro Aguilera (b. Cuba, 1964) was trained in both the United States and in his native Cuba and now lives and works in Atlanta. In addition to being an exquisite draftsman, Aguilera is also a prolific painter and sculptor. Aguilera cites a wide range of influences, from historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Mahatma Gandhi to the artistic impact of African sculpture, Modern art, as well as vernacular Southern art. His work contains strong references to the history of modernism and imagery of what he describes as “so-called primitive cultures.” He has exhibited internationally and his works have been acquired by numerous public and private collections worldwide.
The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.
The Rodríguez collection is a blueprint of Cuban art and its diaspora. Within the context of the new MoCA-Americas the collection becomes an invaluable visual source for Diaspora identity. It represents a different approach to art history to try to better understand where we come from to better know where we are heading.Read More