Apr 15, 2017
Alejandro Vasquez Salinas knew from a young age that he wanted to be an artist. Despite the objections of his parents he studied art in university and now makes his living as an artist and curator.
Growing up in Colombia, Alejandro was exposed throughout his life to ongoing wars – with the drug cartels as well as rebel groups. It was during his Master’s studies in the Netherlands that his eyes were opened to the concept of using art as an alternative solution to conflict for communicating opposing ideas.
Today, he’s the Director of the Paul Bardwell Gallery at Centro Colombo Americano, a leading art institution in Medellin, Colombia.