Juan Carlos Alom
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Juan Carlos Alom (b. Havana, 1964)

Juan Carlos Alom actively works in experimental photography as well as film and video, and is also responsible for founding a studio in Cuba where artists can work and screen their videos. Alom has also studied at the Studio of Manipulated Photography, the Fototeca de Cuba, and the Semiotic Studio of the Urban Environment at the Institute of International Journalism in Havana. His work often incorporates elements of ritual, magical realism, and Afro-Cuban religion set into tableaux that he then photographs. His works communicate a personal imagery while also reflecting upon universal themes. Recent solo exhibitions include Evidencia, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles (2001); and Secret Shadows, Throckmorton Fine Art, New York (2000). Recent group exhibitions include Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography After the Revolution, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2001) and From the Negative, Conceptual Photography from Cuba, Photographic Arts, Minneapolis (2000). Alom lives and works in Havana.

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