AGI Open Mexico

28 – 29.09.2018

English / Español

Jorge Alderete

About

Born in the distant Argentine Patagonia in 1971, at age 18 Jorge Alderete traveled to La Plata, in the province of Buenos Aires, to study Design and Visual Communication at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the National University of La Plata.

His work has been published in several specialized anthologies such as Illustration Now and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen); Illusive, Pictoplasma, The Logos Series, Latino and Play Loud (Die Gestalten Verlag); Place (Actar), Kustom Graphics (Korero), among others, and his work has been exhibited in different galleries and museums around the world and Mexico, such as the City Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Cultures. He has designed more than 100 albums for bands from around the world, such as Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andrés Calamaro and Daniel Melero (Argentina), Lost Acapulco, Twin Tones (Mexico) and Los Straitjackets (United States).

In 2008 he published his book Yo soy un don nadie, with French publisher Black Cat Bones, to celebrate his first ten years in Mexico City. A year later, together with Clarisa Moura, he founded Vértigo Gallery, a dynamic space located in the heart of Roma neighborhood (Mexico City), specialized in design and illustration. At the end of 2014 and after years of hard work, together with Harkaitz Cano and Basque musician Fermin Muguruza, his first graphic novel is published, Black is Beltza, edited in Basque, Catalan, Spanish and French (Bang Ediciones).

He is part of the music band Sonido Gallo Negro since 2010 and he is also the founder, along with Juan Moragues, of the record label Isotonic Records, specialized in instrumental rock.

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