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Artist Who Collects Trash From the Oceans and Turns It Into Disquieting Works of Art

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Alejandro Durán collects the international trash washing up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and transforms it into aesthetic yet disquieting works of art that wake us to the threat of plastic pollution.

His outdoor exhibition, the Museum of Garbage, has showcased the photographs and installations of his project titled “Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape.” Through photography, installation and video, his work examines the fraught intersections of man and nature, revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world. Durán also engages audiences through environmental, community-based art-making and speaking engagements. As National Geographic’s Becky Harlan said, “A gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site has a serious problem with ocean trash, and artist Alejandro Durán wants to inspire us into action.”

Born in Mexico City in 1974, Durán is now based between Brooklyn, New York and Sian Ka’an, México where he continues to gather trash for the project. He received an MA in Teaching from Tufts University and an MFA in poetry from the New School for Social Research. As an educator, Durán has taught youth and adult classes in photography and video at The Museum of Modern Art and The International Center of Photography. His media production company, Luma Projects, includes clients such as MoMA, Microsoft, UNICEF, and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Durán received a 2019 Creative Capital Award, Art With Me Tulum’s Social Impact Award 2018 and was Hunter College’s Artist-in-Residence in 2014-15. His work has been featured at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Japan, the Fotografie Forum in Germany and Basta con la Plastica, Italy’s first Ocean Awareness Week. “Washed Up” has been published in National Geographic, Time, and The Huffington Post as well as the books Art & Ecology Now, Unexpected Art and Photo Viz, among others.

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Artist Who Collects Trash From the Oceans and Turns It Into Disquieting Works of Art

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Alejandro Durán Biography

Alejandro Durán collects the international trash washing up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and transforms it into aesthetic yet disquieting works of art that wake us to the threat of plastic pollution.

His outdoor exhibition, the Museum of Garbage, has showcased the photographs and installations of his project titled “Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape.” Through photography, installation and video, his work examines the fraught intersections of man and nature, revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world. Durán also engages audiences through environmental, community-based art-making and speaking engagements. As National Geographic’s Becky Harlan said, “A gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site has a serious problem with ocean trash, and artist Alejandro Durán wants to inspire us into action.”

Born in Mexico City in 1974, Durán is now based between Brooklyn, New York and Sian Ka’an, México where he continues to gather trash for the project. He received an MA in Teaching from Tufts University and an MFA in poetry from the New School for Social Research. As an educator, Durán has taught youth and adult classes in photography and video at The Museum of Modern Art and The International Center of Photography. His media production company, Luma Projects, includes clients such as MoMA, Microsoft, UNICEF, and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Durán received a 2019 Creative Capital Award, Art With Me Tulum’s Social Impact Award 2018 and was Hunter College’s Artist-in-Residence in 2014-15. His work has been featured at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Japan, the Fotografie Forum in Germany and Basta con la Plastica, Italy’s first Ocean Awareness Week. “Washed Up” has been published in National Geographic, Time, and The Huffington Post as well as the books Art & Ecology Now, Unexpected Art and Photo Viz, among others.

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  • How much does it cost to book Alejandro Durán?

    Booking fees for Alejandro Durán, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alejandro Durán, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alejandro Durán?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alejandro Durán for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alejandro Durán for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alejandro Durán or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alejandro Durán or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alejandro Durán is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alejandro Durán for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Alejandro Durán generally travels from Mexico and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Cousteau, David Suzuki, Sean Yoro, Emily Parsons-Lord and Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alejandro Durán for an upcoming event.

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  • How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans | Alejandro Durán
    Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Alejandro Durán uses art to spotlight the ongoing destruction...

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