Alejandro González’s (b. 1974, Havana, Cuba) practice is concerned with issues such as individual freedoms, power and simulation. González uses the photographic medium as a tool to generate works of solid conceptual structure in tune with the sensibility of contemporary art. His series have gone from portraying subjects of discriminated minorities, to arranged scenes using actors, or representations of worlds meticulously constructed in his studio. In his most recent series, he uses metaphors that explore universal and timeless conflicts.
González trained at the Kunsthochscule für Medien, Cologne, and has further honed his practice by working with celebrated photographers such as Diego Goldberg, Luis González Palma, Edgar Moreno and José M. Mellado. He has exhibited at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Finland, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museédu Quai Branly in Paris, Kyotographie in Japan, among others. His work is part of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis and National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba, among others. González is a recipient of the Casa de las Américas Prize for Photography (2009, Havana).
González lives and works in Havana.