|Alejandro Cabeza (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 1971) started taking lessons in drawing and painting at age twelve. In 1993 he received his degree in Fine Arts at the San Carlos Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He obtained his first painting award when he was just seventeen. He has participated in several local, national and international painting competitions, in which he has been awarded or selected as finalist. Among his most important honors: “Alex Alemany” City Council Award (Valencia, 1994 and 1995), Army Cultural Center Award (Valencia, 1995), First Biennial of Painting and Sculpture “DIMENS ARTS” (Valencia, 2003). His first individual exhibition 1993 was held at the Fine Arts Circle of Valencia, of which he was member for over ten years. He has had about twenty solo and group exhibitions at the Fine Arts Circle of Valenci 1988. and a solo exhibition at Vicente Blasco Ibáñez House Museum (Valencia, 2004). Among his collective exhibitions: Maritime Athenaeum of Valencia (1990), City Museum (Valencia, 1994), Valencia Opera House (Palau de la Música, 2005).
In 2001 the City Council of Valencia published his book Valencian Light, in which was collected one hundred landscapes painted up to that moment. In 2013 is published his book-interview “Painting is human memory and fruit” / Collection Contemporary of the World 29, Series Research on Memory and Judgment, Madrid / Mexico DF, 2013), an extensive interview published within the framework of the prestigious collection Contemporary of the World, where have already been published other interviews answered by several personalities from the world of literature such as Maria Teresa Andruetto, Fernando Sorrentino (Argentina), Froilán Escobar (Cuba / Costa Rica) and Armando José Sequera (Venezuela), among others, as the acclaimed ballerina Alicia Alonso too.
Two of his paintings, two separate portraits of writers Alejo Carpentier and Nicolás Guillén, are the heritage of the Cuban people and are on permanent display at the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Other works entre which the portrait of the writer Angel Ganivet have gone on to become Finnish heritage institutions and rest in Helsinki. His portrait of the writer Ana Maria Matute is part of the funds of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language and remains exposed in one of the rooms of their headquarters.