Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Alejandra Abad is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator who explores belonging and mutual compassion as key parts of collective wellness. Through layering, abstraction, and light, she creates new landscapes that relate to place, family, and community. Her playful storytelling often features fragmentation, folklore, and mythology. Abad’s installation work creates environments that include sculptural elements and video projection that relate the history of anticolonial movements to international surrealism and magical realism.
Abad’s art features conceptual and collaborative pieces that work to break down the barriers between artist and audience. Her style is informed by architectural studies at Florida Atlantic University, Film/Video/New Media/Animation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices at The University of Colorado. This has led to a series of works centered on environmental futures and the implications of the Anthropocene.
November 3rd 2023 - Opening reception AiR of the Month Exhibition during Untapped
Join Alejandra for the opening of her featured exhibition titled El Jardín de Memorias (The Garden of Memories), 2023. The exhibition reiterates and recontextualizes memories about various plants and flowers that my grandfather cared for in Venezuela, recounting and extolling his relationship with the land that carries wisdom and resilience. Click here to learn more.