March 04, 2016
Opening Reception for the ArtistSaturday, March 12, 20167 - 9 PM
Yard Dog is thrilled to present the work of Jorge Alderete, aka Dr Alderete, of Mexico City in his first US solo show.
Jorge Alderete, also known as Dr. Alderete, is an Argentinian artist, living in Mexico City, who uses trash culture, 50’s science fiction films, wrestling and surf music imagery in his psychotronic illustrations, animations and comics. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, as a Designer in Visual Communication. As an independent animator, he has worked for MTV, Nickelodeon, Fox Channel, Once TV, etc..
His work has been published in several specialized anthologies for example: Illustration Now! and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen); Illusive, Pictoplasma, Los Logos series, Latino, Play Loud, (Die Gestalten Verlag); Place (Actar); Tatto Icon 3 (Victionary); Iconography II (idN), Kustom Graphics (Korero Books) etc. etc.
He is the co-owner of the independent record label Isotonic Records, specialized in instrumental rock. He has designed around 80 albums for bands from Argentina (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andrés Calamaro), Mexico (Acapulco Lost, Twin Tones, explosives, etc), USA (Los Straitjackets) Spain, Finland, Greece, Peru, Italy, France , among others.His work has been exhibed in many galleries around the world, in Mexico he also exhibited at the Museum of the City and Museum of Modern Art. In 2006 he open Kong, the rst design store and gallery in Mexico. From 2006 to 2010 he was the curator of the Terraza space in the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico.
In 2007, with Andres Amaya, he created Plan B, the 1st Urban vinyl toy production company in Mexico.In 2008 he published his book “I am a nobody” with the French publisher Black Cat Bones celebrating its 1st 10 years in Mexico City. In 2009 he joined up with Clarisa Moura to open Vertigo Gallery, with exhibits focused in design and illustration. From 2010 is General Editor for the London based publisher Korero Books, where he published The Day of The Dead (2010) and Mexican Graphics (2012).
In 2012 two books that show his work were published: Sonorama (Caja de Cerillos ediciones) and Otro Yo (Acapulco editions).
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