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ALEJANDRO BORGES ARCHITECT

 

Architect, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1989. Master of Architecture, Cornell University, USA .1994.  

Painting studies, 1993-1994, Cornell University. Sculpture studies, 2007-2008 Caracas, Venezuela. Currently he is an Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M. Visiting Associate Design Studio Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington. 2014-2016. Design Studio Professor, and Visual Arts Professor, Universidad Simon Bolívar, Caracas. 1994-2014. He has lectured in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Dubai, Argentina and Venezuela.  His work has been widely published in national and international books and magazines, as well as in a wide variety of web pages such as ArchDaily, He has received several national and international awards in Architecture and Art. He has developed a sustained exploration in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and installations and has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions and fine arts biennials.

ARCHITECTURE + ART + ACADEMIA

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ARCHITECTURE

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ART

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ACADEMIA

EDUCATION   

Cornell University - Ithaca. New York . May-1994

Master of Architecture

 

Painting Studies. /  1993-1994

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

 

Universidad Central de Venezuela.  / July-1989

Diploma de Arquitecto.- Architect

 

Sculpture Studies /  July – August 2002

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Independent Architect.  July 1994 to present

 

Head of Architecture Department. Consolidated Bank. Caracas. 1992

 

Geométrica Proyectos: Architecture and Construction Office. Co-Founder.  1991- 92

 

State Government of  Caracas. 1990- 91

Selected Architect for the development of the Museum of Fire Arts, Caracas. Venezuela.

 

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

      

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University. Current

 

Associate Professor in Practice, Texas A&M University.

 

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington.  

 

Visiting Critic. University of Texas.  U.S.A.  2005

  

Chairman of the Department of Architecture

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. 2001 -  2003

 

 

Design Studio Associate Professor./ Tenure.

Department of Architecture.

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.  1994  -  current

                                                

Visiting Professor

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.   1999

 

Teaching Assistant – AutoCAD - studio

Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y. 1993 - 1994

 

Visiting Critic. Cornell Summer Design Program  Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y. 1993

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2018

  • 13th California Juried Exhibition. Los Angeles. CA. 2018

  • WYNWOOD International Exhibition. Miami, Florida. 2018

  • Artspace 111 Juried Regional Exhibition. 2018.

  • Fun House. International Juried Exhibition. New York. 2018.

  • Artspace 111 Juried Regional Exhibition. 2018.

  • Fun House. International Juried Exhibition. New York. 2018.

  • 12th California Curated Exhibition, Los Angeles. CA. 2017. 

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2015

  • ARCH-Daily. FABLAB. 2015

  • National Biennial of Architecture. Caracas, Venezuela. 2014

  • “MNEMOSYNE The House as a fragment of Memory”. HABITAT PLUS MAGAZINE. 2012

  • “Living Green”. Selected Architect. Architecture Exhibition. Deconews Magazine.  June 2009.

  • ARQUITECTURA X PROCESOS. Fundación Espacio. Corp Banca. Caracas 2008 

  • Entrerayas Magazine. House Ensamblaje. October 2008.

  • Arhitecture 1906. House G. International Magazine. October. Rumania. 2006

  • Hybrid House 0406, Entre rayas Magazine. Nº 62. August. 2006

  • Commercial Project, Entre rayas. Nº 62.August .2006

  • House Re, Entre rayas. Nº 62.August. 2006

  • House Fractal 2.7, Entre rayas. Nº 62.August.2006

  • House Límite, Entre rayas. Nº 62.August. 2006

  • Commercial Project, Entre rayas. Nº 61. June. 2006

  • House Fractal 2.7, Entre rayas. Nº 60. April. 2006

  • Un-private spaces. InForm Magazine. U.S.A. 2005

  • Hose Fractal 2.7 Project, Entre rayas. Nº 54. Abril 2005

  • House G, Entre rayas. Nº 47. February. 2004

  • Architettura Iberoamericana, Book. Napoli. Italia. 2003

  • Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture, Chile 2002

  • “Casas Latinoamericanas”. Simbiosis I y II. Quito, Ecuador. 2001

  • “The Construction of South America”. Simbiosis II. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Junio 2001

  • House Simbiosis II, Entre rayas. Marzo 2001

  • House Simbiosis II, hábitat, Inmuebles Magazine. February. 2001

  • National Cinemateque Competition, Inmuebles magazine. November. 2000

  • House B-P, Todo en Domingo magazine. El Nacional newspaper. 2000

  • “Venezuelan Architecture en la BAQ”. Simbiosis II, House BP. Entre rayas magazine. 2000

  • “Venezuelan Houses”, Simbiosis II. Entre rayas magazine. April. 2000

  • “Five projects for the National Cinemateque” –  National Art Gallery. 2000

  • National Cinemateque National Competition Finalist –  Inmuebles magazine. 2000

  • “International Biennial of Architecture Quito”, Simbiosis I –  Honorary Mention. 1999

  • “National Biennial of Architecture,” Simbiosis I – Entre rayas. 1998

  • “Bienal Nacional de Arquitectura”, Simbiosis I –  Inmuebles. 1998

  • “Hybrid images, context and globalization” – Argos Magazine, USB. 1998

  • “Fragments, Notions of Space”.- Alejandro Borges G.- Autor. 1994

  • Graduate Work.-  Basement, Cornell University. 1994

  • Fragments. Notions of Space.  Submissions Magazine, Cornell University. 1994

  • 13 Pieces made it easy.  Submissions Magazine, Cornell University. Ithaca,NY. 1993

  • Video - Publication International Competition. Nara - Japan.1992

  • Best Graduate Work Exhibition. Hartell Gallery, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.          1993

  • BEST THESIS WORK. Facultad de Arquitectura. FAU. UCV  Caracas, Venezuela. 1989

 

 

ART AND ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITIONS

           

 

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2018

  • 13th California Juried Exhibition. Los Angeles. CA. 2018

  • WYNWOOD International Exhibition. Miami, Florida. 2018

  • Artspace 111 Juried Regional Exhibition. 2018.

  • Fun House. International Juried Exhibition. New York. 2018.

  • 12th California Curated Exhibition, Los Angeles. CA. 2017.

  • “Unconscious Mind in Action” SEYHOUN ART GALLERY Juried Exhibition. Los Angeles. 2016

  • Selected Project, Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. 2016

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2015.

  • HECHO EN DALLAS  ART Exhibition. Dallas, TX. Selected work. 2015.

  • COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION. Selected works. RLow Gallery. Fort Wort,h Texas. 2015.

  • National Biennial of Architecture. Selected Work.  Honorable Mention. 2014

  • National Art Exhibition. DYCVENSA. Museum Rómulo Gallegos. 2013 National Fine Arts Biennial.

  • National Art Exhibition DYCVENSA. Museum Rómulo Gallegos. 2011 National Fine Arts Biennial.

  • “Living green”. Guest Architect. Architecture Exhibition. Deconews magazine.  June 2009.

  • Recent projects, Individual exhibition of Art. Venezuelan Institute of Architects.  July 2008.

  • ARQUITECTURA X PROCESOS. Architecture Exhibition. Fundación Espacio. Corp Banca. Caracas 2008

  • House Fractal 2.7, XV Biennial Architecture Competition, Ecuador.2006

  • Exhibition –. Architect/Artists. CAV. 2007

  • Exhibition – Art. Fundación Acción Solidaria. Caracas 2007.

  • House Híbrido, XV International Biennial of Architecture, Ecuador.2006

  • National Competition V Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  House Fractal 2.7,  2006.

  • National Competition Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  House Híbrido 0406,  2006.

  • National Competition Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  House Re,  2006.

  • National Competition Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  House Límite,  2006.

  • National Competition Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  Commercial project,  2006.

  • National Competition Salón Malaussena, Valencia.  Casa G,  2004.

  • House G, XIV International Biennial of Architecture, Ecuador.2004

  • Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture , Chile 2002 – Among 28 Finalists Architect. out of 400.

  • National Architecture Biennial of Venezuela, Museum of Contemporary Art. Caracas. Sept. 2001

  • Simbiosis II, House BP,  XII International Biennial, Quito Ecuador. 2000

  • Exhibition, National Cinemateque Competition. GAN, Caracas. 2000

  • Exhibition, Competition Homeless Shelter, FAU – UCV. 2000

  • Simbiosis I, XI Panamerican Biennial of Architecture, Quito Ecuador. 2000                                       1998

  • Simbiosis I, IX National Biennial of Architecture, Museum of Beaux Arts. Caracas.1998            

  • Collective Painting Exhibition. Gallery Apeiron.  1996                         

  • Collective Painting Exhibition. Gallery Apeiron.  1995                         

  • Faculty Exhibition. Department of Architecture. U.S.B.   1995                                                                                                                          

  • BEST Graduate Work Exhibition. Cornell University. Ithaca NY. 1994

  • Thesis Exhibition. Hartell Gallery, Ithaca NY. 1994

  • Painting Exhibition. Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 1993 

  • Architecture International Competition, Nara Convention Hall. Japan 1990

 

 

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

  • S ARCH International Conference. Venice, Italy. Selected works. 2018.

  • NCBDS National Design Conference. Selected paper. Cincinnati Ohio. 2018. 

  • Natural/Built Symposium. Texas A&M College of Architecture. 2018.

  • AIA. American Institute of Architects. ENLACES. Keynote speaker. Dallas, TX. 2017.

  • Natural/Built Symposium. Texas A&M College of Architecture. 2017.

  • PROJECTS. Integration of the Arts. Professional work. Texas A&M University. 2015.

  • PROJECTS. Integration of the Arts. Professional work. University of Texas, Arlington. Sept. 2014. 

  • CINEMA-FORUM. “Sketches of Frank Gehry” FUNDACIÓN ESPACIO.- 

  • “DUBAI City or AntiCity”. FUNDACIÓN ESPACIO. Cultural Center. Caracas. 08-2011

  • “DUBAI City or AntiCity”. Venezuelan Institute of Architects. 10-2011

  • ALEJANDRO BORGES ARCHITECT. DUBAI. 2011

  • ARQUITECTURA X PROCESOS. Fundación Espacio. Cultural Center. Caracas. 2007

  • ALEJANDRO BORGES ARCHITECT. Valencia. Edo. Carabobo. 2004

  • ALEJANDRO BORGES ARCHITECT. Universidad de Mérida. 2004

  • Special Guest. Kick-off. Biennial. Quito 2004. November. 2003

  • RECENT PROJECTS, Universidad Católica de Ecuador. 2003

  • RECENT PROJECTS, Universidad de Guayaquil. Ecuador. 2003

  • RECENT PROJECTS, Universidad de Cuenca. 2003.

  • RECENT PROJECTS, Universidad Francisco de Paula. Colombia. 2003        

  • RECENT PROJECTS, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. 1999

  • “ Hybrid Images, Context and Globalization”, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.   ACSA south-east regional conference, USA. 1999

  • ALEJANDRO BORGES ARCHITECT, Operas Primas”, Facultad de  Arquitectura, U.C.V. 1998

  • RESEARCH PROJECT presentation. XVII Conferencia Latinoamericana de Escuelas y Facultades de Arquitectura, CLEFA. Cuenca, Ecuador. “Arquitectura de Intercambio Global”. 1997

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

  • O-1 VISA. The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability. US Citizen and Immigration Services. 2018

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2018

  • 13th California Juried Exhibition. Los Angeles. CA. 2018

  • WYNWOOD International Exhibition. Miami, Florida. 2018

  • Artspace 111 Juried Regional Exhibition. 2018.

  • Fun House. International Juried Exhibition. New York. 2018.

  • Selected Work. 12th California Curated Exhibition. Los Angeles. CA. 2017

  • Selected Project, Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. 2016

  • KROB International Delineation Competition. Finalist. 2015

  • National Biennial of Architecture. Selected Work/ Honorable Mention. 2014

  • BEST Professor. Escuela de Arquitectura. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas 2011

  • BEST Professor. Escuela de Arquitectura. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas 2007

  • HONORIFIC MENTION, Casa Fractal 2.7, V Salón Malaussena, Valencia. National Biennial.  2006.

  • BEST 100 PROJECTS. XV Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, Ecuador. International Biennial. 2006

  • BEST Professor. Escuela de Arquitectura. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas 2006

  • BEST  Professor. Escuela de Arquitectura. Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas 2005

  • HONORIFIC MENTION, Industrial Design. Silla F-2000. III Salón Malaussena, Valencia. National Biennial.   2002.

  • FINALIST, Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Chile 2002. International Architecture Biennial.

  • HONORIFIC MENTION, Simbiosis II, XII Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, Ecuador.2000. International Architecture Biennial.

  • INTERNATIONAL FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD.- GOVERNMENT OF CANADA / EMBASSY. 2000.

  • National Cinemateque Competition. Second Place. Caracas 2000.

  • HONORIFIC MENTION, Simbiosis I, XI Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, Ecuador.  1998. International Architecture Biennial.

  • SELECTED ARCHITECT. Museum of Fire Arts Competition. Caracas. 1991.

  • DIPLOMA HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN ARCHITECTURE STUDIES, F.A.U.- U.C.V    1989

 

 

 

 

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