Meet the Artist: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck

Featured Venezuelan artist Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (born 1972) provides insight into his practice and the international currents that inform his work.

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck received his BFA in Sculpture from the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (Caracas) in 2001. Balteo Yazbeck creates artworks with a conceptual bent that often reexamine the multiple and multifaceted histories of Modernism and Geometric Abstraction. His play with iconic and easily recognizable art forms, such as the mobiles of Alexander Calder, always belies the undercurrents of socio-political critique that have come to define much of his practice. He currently lives and works in Berlin. His works are featured in the collections of the Harvard Art Museum; El Museo del Barrio; Bronx Museum of the Arts; Tate Modern; Museu de Arte Moderno de São Paulo; Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Lisbon; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami; and the Colección Banco Mercantil, Caracas.

IMAGE: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, UNstabile-Mobile, 2006.

From the series Modern Entanglements, U.S. Interventions

Courtesy of Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami. Photo: Oriol Tarridas

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