Hi! My name is Alexandra Rodríguez (a.k.a. Culturalex) and I am a multimedia artist, curator, educator and DJ based in Montreal. Born in Venezuela, I have lived in Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico and Canada. This multicultural upbringing, combined with my love for nature, folklore and culture, often converge into creations that are recognizable by their vibrancy, diversity and multisensory dimensions.
In 2015, I created Bio Electro Sounds, an interactive musical installation that I have presented in numerous festivals, art institutions, music venues, and private events around the world. Some of these places include the Berlin Food Art Week, The Tuxtla Gutiérrez City Museum, The Modern-Fuel Artist-Run Center, Piknic Electronik, The Society of Arts and Technology, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Chromatic Festival and Tone Deaf Festival.
I equally enjoy designing and curating experiences & events where different art disciplines meet. In 2016, I worked as the temporary art exhibition curator of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez City Museum in Mexico, establishing the museum’s Festival de las Artes. The festival served as a platform to bring forth and support emerging artists and artisans across various artistic disciplines, resulting in the most traffic and first art sales ever made at the museum.
In 2018, I curated and produced Alegría, a Food & Art pop-up in collaboration with chef Margaux Elie. The event was a meeting point between various fine art disciplines and a three-course meal inspired by different flavours from around the world.
As a branch in my curatorial practices, I also deejay. My mixes are often characterized by the fusion of electronic textures and 'booms' with traditional rhythms from different corners of the world. I love digging for new music and designing audio experiences for specific contexts and intentions. I have collaborated with various institutions, festivals and artists, including Quartier des Spectacles, Jardins Gamelin, Montréal Complètement Cirque, Miss Cloudy, Le Petitom, The Erotic Arts Market, Club Pelicano, and Mal Nécessaire.
In addition to this, I work as an early childhood music educator and offer workshops on various creative multidisciplinary practices for children, teenagers and adults.
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