18 August 1971
1980 - 2013
Alejandro Cabeza (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 1971) started taking lessons in drawing and painting at age twelve. In 1993 he received his degree in Fine Arts at the San Carlos Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He obtained his first painting award when he was just seventeen.
Some of his paintings are on permanent exhibition in official buildings or make part of the holdings of several State bodies or institutions, such as the Fine Arts Circle of Valencia, the Military Government of Valencia, Provincial Council of Valencia (Portrait of Fernando Giner, President of the Provincial Council of Valencia), Barcelona City Hall, Valencia City Hall and the College of Notaries of Valencia (Portrait of Joaquin Borrell), among others. One of his paintings is part of the Collection of the City Museum of Valencia, other two belong to the Vicente Blasco Ibáñez House Museum Collection (one of them, his famous portrait of the renowned writer). Other of his artworks have been acquired abroad and have become part of private collections in Spain, other countries in Europe, South America and North America. Some of his paintings have been chosen as cover for several publications. Among them, the anthology of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez short stories published by Akal in 2009 and Orthographic struggle: Valencian language, Catalan or Occitan? (Carles Recio, Confluencia Valencia, 1999). Several articles about his paintings have been published in local and regional newspapers. Art critic Francisco Agramunt included him in his Dictionary of Valencian artists of the twentieth century (Albatros, 1999) and in his work Valencian artists of the twentieth century (Council of Valencia, 2000) too. Art critic Lorenzo Berenguer also included him in Valencian Contemporary Artists, Volume II (Archival, 1997) and in Artists that leave a trace (Archival, 2000).
In 2001 the City Council of Valencia published his book Valencian Light, in which was collected one hundred landscapes painted up to that moment. Two of his paintings, two separate portraits of writers Alejo Carpentier and Nicolás Guillén, are the heritage of the Cuban people and are on permanent display at the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Other works ─entre which the portrait of the writer Angel Ganivet─ have gone on to become Finnish heritage institutions and rest in Helsinki. His portrait of the writer Ana Maria Matute is part of the funds of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language and remains exposed in one of the rooms of their headquarte.
Among its projects still in development, an extensive collection of portraits of people from the world of culture, especially literary icons, already more than thirty works. Apart from its many portraits, he has traveled, from adolescence on, much of Spain painting landscapes and seascapes. More detailed information about his career https://sites.google.com/site/entrevistascinoe/home/alejandro-cabeza ; http://www.alejandrocabeza.net