ill titleNicaragua - Alejandro Arostegui

 
Artist Nomination Document

 

 

Alejandro Arostegui was born in Bluefields in 1935, and studied architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans and art at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota and the Academy of San Marcos in Florence. He spent several years in New York A Co-founder of the Praxis Group of young artists and intellectuals, Arostegui became director of the School of Fine Arts, University of León in 1972. He later served as director of the School of Plastic Arts in Managua. Arostegui has had one-man shows in Managua, Washington, D.C., New York, Ann Arbor Michigan, Mexico City (Museum of Modern Art, Jose Luis Cuevas Museum), San Jose Costa Rica (National Gallery of Contemporary Art), San Salvador, Panama, London, and Caracas, and has participated in group shows all over the world. Arostegui's work is in the collections of the Museum of Latin American Modern Art in Washington, Colombia's Rayo Museum, the Costa Rican Museum of Art, and Managua's Julio Cortazar Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.