Alexandre Arrechea (1970) is an international visual artist. He was born in Trinidad, Cuba, graduating from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) of Havana in 1994.
Arrechea made his name founding the art collective Los Carpinteros in 1994, alongside two of his contemporaries, Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez. These three artists worked within this collective and gained prestige, with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York acquiring some of their drawings for their permanent collection. In July 2003 Arrechea left this collective and pursued a solo career.
His work transcends various media, including textiles, sculptures, painted works. His approach seeks to dissect architectural anatomies and spaces through art forms, with a focus on concepts of power and the network of hierarchies, considering surveillance, control, prohibitions and subjection. Arrechea’s interest in architecture requires the participation of the spectator for contemplation and completion.
His works have included in 2017 the tapestry edition Mask Series: Yellow and Red Vedado. As well as monumental projects like Ciudad Transportable (2000), The Garden of Mistrust (2003-2005) and Perpetual Free Entrance (2006). Arrechea has been represented by the Casado Santapau Gallery in Madrid since 2006.
The work Alexandre Arrechea has created at Factum Arte has been on view at: