This is Alejandro Duran: Photographs Stunningly Arranged Plastic Debris on Coastal Islands.

Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he’s discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of the Caribbean coast which he utilizes for site site-specific installations for an ongoing project titled Washed Up

Flinn Gallery: Hazardous Beauty
March 15 – April 25, 2018
— Greenwich, CT —

Born in Mexico City in 1974, Alejandro Durán is a multimedia artist now based in Brooklyn, New York. Through photography, installation and video, his work examines the fraught intersections of man and nature, particularly revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world. He received an MA in Teaching from Tufts University in 1999 and an MFA in poetry from the New School for Social Research in 2001. 

Durán received En Foco’s 2011 New Works Award, was included in the 2012 Bronx Biennial of Latin American Art, and was nominated for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Prix Pictet and the 2016 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics. He has exhibited his work at the Galería Octavio Paz at the Mexican consulate in New York and was Hunter College’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-2015. Internationally, his work has been featured at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in Germany and the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Japan. 

Website: Alejandro Duran

Gota  (Drop) 2011

Gota (Drop) 2011

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As of December 2016, Washed Up is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and can now accept tax-deductible donations. We appreciate any support you are able to provide. All donations will be used for education, outreach, and creation of new artwork.


The Washed Up Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Washed Up Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Please note for online donations, your donation transaction will be listed as "Fractured Atlas" on your credit card statement. If you would prefer to donate by check, please send a check with your donation amount made out to "Fractured Atlas"to the following address:
Washed Up Project
46 South Oxford Street #10
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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