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Axel Void (Biography)

Axel Void

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Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in Miami in 1986 to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. He was raised in Spain from the age of three, where he was strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Axel Void has been in contact with graffiti writing since 1999. He studied Fine Arts in Cádiz, Granada, and Sevilla, and based himself in Berlin until moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.

Murals

2016
“Sisyphus”, Cities of Hope Festival, Manchester, England

2015
“TIEMPO”, Artesano Festival, Nagua, Dominican Republic
“Tiempo” and “Empatia”, Artesano Festival, Nagua, Dominican Republic
Evoca1, Sebas Velasco & AxelVoid collaboration for Artesano Festival, Nagua, Dominican Republic
“Mediocre”, Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, England
“C10H15N”, 352 Festival, Gainesville, FL, USA
“Hygge”, WEAArt Urban Art Festival, Aalborg, Denmark
CityLeaks Festival, Cologne, Germany
“Personne”, Mural Festival, Montreal, Canada
Katowice Sweet Art Festival, Szopienice, Katowice, Poland
SkyTV, Mosciano, Italy
“Harmony”, Montreal, Canada
“Dialogue”, Little Haiti, Miami, FL, USA
“Life”, St-art Festival, Delhi, India
“Life”, Conquer the Concrete Festival, Chennai, India
“Life”, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

2014
“Dialogo”, Faith47 & AxelVoid collaboration for Artesano Project, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
“Life”, Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA
“The Other Football”, Queretaro, Mexico
“Gris”, Queretaro, Mexico
“Gavé”, Inti & AxelVoid collaboration, Djerba, Tunisia
Two Sebas Velasco & AxelVoid collaborations, Djerba, Tunisia
“Life”, independent mural in Djerba, Tunisia
“Grå”, Nipper Street & AxelVoid collaboration, Halsnøy, Norway
“Nobody”, Newark, NJ, USA
“Ninguen”, DesOrdes Creativas Festival, Galicia, Spain
Livin’ Streets Festival, Graz, Austria
Lupita & AxelVoid, Casa Mais Shelter, Aguascalientes, Mexico
“Nadie”, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo del Ferroviario, Oaxaca, Mexico
“Machete”, Morelia, Mexico
Tres Culturas Festival, Tarifa, Spain
“LIFE”, Historic Miami Marine Stadium Project, Miami, FL, USA
“21.11.07”, squat house, Sevilla, Spain
Street Alps Festival, Pinerolo, Italy
“Nessuno”, Avanguardie Urbane Roma Street Art Festival, Rome, Italy
“Justice For Reefa”, Berlin, Germany
“Matriz”, Javier Sande & AxelVoid collaboration, Antonio Gala Foundation, Cordoba, Spain
“Meaningless”, Pastel Fd, 2501 & AxelVoid collaboration, Mana Production Village, Wynwood, FL, USA

2013
“Knife”, Friends and Family Art Event, Miami, FL, USA
“LIFE”, Palermo, Italy
Faculty of Social Sciences, Bergen, Norway
Beat Full Festival, Sicily, Italy
StreetArt Meeting, East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“Nonverbal”, Street Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
“La maturita si perde l’eta”, Piazza Garraffello, Palermo, Italy
Jaz & AxelVoid Collaboration, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“MEAT”, LNY & AxelVoid Collaboration, Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NY, USA
“Nadie”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Los Muros Hablan Festival, Santurce, Puerto Rico
Filio Galvez & AxelVoid collaboration, Los Muros Hablan Festival, La Perla, Puerto Rico
La Escocesa Mural Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Georgia Hill & AxelVoid collaboration, Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany
“HOME”, Los Muros Hablan International Urban Art festival, NY, USA
“NOBODY”, Living Walls Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA
“The Other Football”, John & Axel Void collaboration, Halsnøy, Norway
Huerta Del Rey Moro (Urban Garden), Sevilla, Spain
“R.I.P REEFA”, Miami, FL, USA
Stroke Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
Bame, Peter Phobia & Axel Void collaboration, Wurzburg, Germany
SickEmil, La He & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“Manvs”, Linares, Jaen, Spain
La Bicicleteria, Sevilla, Spain
“DOG”, Palermo, Italy

2012
“Mineros”, NewYork 59, Berlin, Germany
“FOOD”, ZMF Mobel Fabrik, Berlin, Germany
“Êtres Amiés”, Paris, France
Walls Zeta Lab multiple works, Palermo, Italy
Urban Art Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Peter Phobia & Axel Void collaboration, Luxembourg
“RAW”, Berlin, Germany
Beffroi Church, Place du Louvre, Paris, France
SatONE & AxelVoid collaboration, Munich, Germany
Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Almagro, Spain

2011
Artbase Festival, Oranienburg, Germany
“Salvo”, Palermo, Italy
Rigaer 78, Berlin, Germany
Berlin multiple works, Germany
Sevilla multiple works, Spain
Vienna, Austria

2010
Museo de Graffiti, Barcelona, Spain
University of Contemporary Art of Malaga, Spain
“LOVE”, Malaga, Spain
“Poliniza”, Valencia, Spain
Almagro, Spain
Ritual, Seleka & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“Clavo”, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Spain

2009
Junta de Andalucia, Puente del Alamillo, Sevilla, Spain
IV Asalto Festival, Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Zaragoza, Spain
Arte Urbano, Laguna, Remed, Fefe Talavera & AxelVoid collaboration, Bilbao, Spain

2008-1999
“Intervenciones en Jueves”, Sevilla, Spain
Algamasilla de Alba, Sevilla, Spain
Fafa, Seleka, Ionni, Joe, Ed Zumba, & AxelVoid collaboration, Puente del Aramillo, Sevilla, Spain
Chiclana, Spain
Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Puertollano, Spain
AKI Festival, Retry & AxelVoid collaboration, Enchede, Holland
VulgarisARTE, Ed Zumba, Seleka, Ionni & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“Basura”, Fafa, Tina, Seleka, Iper, Binbo & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
Retry, Marco & AxelVoid collaboration, Hengelo, Holland
Rio Guadalquivir, Sevilla, Spain
“Homeless”, Fasim, San, Seleka, Joe & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“PVNISH”, Sevilla, Spain
“It Is A Noble Sound”, New Orleans, LA, USA
Retry & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
El Niño de las Pinturas & AxelVoid collaboration, Granada, Spain
Forum de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
“Now There Is”, Belin & AxelVoid collaboration, Barcelona, Spain
Iglesia de Capuchinos, Cadiz, Spain
Sign, Boe & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
Ed Zumba & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“Violence”, Baluarte de la Candelaria, Cadiz, Spain
“Violence”, Sevilla, Spain
Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain
Rio Guadalquivir multiple works, Sevilla, Spain
Sague, Boe & AxelVoid, Sevilla, Spain
Laguna, Seleka, Diva, Manu & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
Remed & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain
“Fabrica de Vacio”, Granada, Spain
Blanco, Granada, Spain
La Chana, Granada, Spain
C.S.O Los Quince Gatos, Granada, Spain
Laguna & AxelVoid, Almagro, Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Margarita & AxelVoid collaboration, Granada, Spain
San Francisco, CA, USA
OsGemeos, Seleka, Okuda, Nina & AxelVoid collaboration, Barcelona, Spain
Leds Bezet, Amsterdam, Holland
Casa del Barco, Cadiz, Spain
“I’m Feeling Blue”, Casa del Barco, Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz Casco Antiguo, Spain
“En Memoria del Piki”, Cerro del Moro, Cadiz, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2016
“Skull”, Missouri State University, East Gallery
“Nobody”, Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

2015
“Sehnsucht”, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2014
“Mediocre: Rocio and Sofia”, MING Studios, Boise, ID, USA
“Knife”, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany
CICUS, University of Sevilla, Spain

2013
“Knife” Pop-up Show, Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA
“Mediocre”, Miami, FL, USA
“Mediocre”, Jaz collaboration, CCM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Mediocre”, Montana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2012
“Mediocre” Pop-Up Show, Spree Boat House, Berlin, Germany

2011
“Mediocre: Nicole Burnett”, XHOCH4 Galerie, Ingolstadt, Germany
“Mediocre: Ottawa”, La Petite Mort, Ottawa, Canada
“Mediocre: Montreal” OPP Gallery, Montreal, Canada
“Nothing New For Trash Like You”, Qanart Art Space, Palermo, Italy

2010
“Poison”, Parzelle 403, Basel, Switzerland
“Numb”, Nice/Nice Gallery, Hannover, Germany

2009
“Homeless”, Montana Sevilla, Spain
“Homeless”, SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain
“Frivolo”, Baluarte de la Candelaria, Cadiz, Spain

2006
Down Baluarte, Baluarte la Candelaria, Cadiz, Spain

2004
“Vacio”, La Telonera, Granada, Spain

2003
“Plaza de España”, Cadiz, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2016
Young New Yorkers Fundraiser, Manhattan, New York
“The Atrocity Exhibition”, Reed Projects & NuArt, Oslo, Norway

2015
“Rough Cast”, Colab Gallery, Germany
Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, England
SCOPE with BC Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Station16 Gallery, Montreal, Canada
“The Pitiless Gaze of Hysterical Realism”, The Popping Club Gallery, Rome, Italy
“Redux”, INOPERable Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014
“NO +DE 30”, SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain
Artesano Project, Basel, Miami
Moen Mason Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA
BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Athina Fair, Stigma Lab Gallery, Athens, Greece

2013
0034 Gallery, Sevilla, Spain
Bergen Street Art, Legal, Bergen, Norway
Urban Art Clash, Yaam, Berlin, Germany
“Friends and Family”, ArtBasel, Miami, FL, USA

2012
“Voter’s Collection”, Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA
“Silence is a Lie”, Berlin, Germany

2011
“13” Print show, Fronterasur, Diputacion de Cadiz, Spain

2010
“3”, Pure Evil Gallery at London Newcastle Project Space, London, England
“Infidels”, La Petite Mort, Ottawa, Canada
“Conquistadores”, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Katapult Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

2009
International Theater Festival of Almagro, Spain

2008
2nd Anniversary Montana Sevilla, Spain

2007
1st Anniversary Montana Sevilla, CAS, Art Center of Sevilla, Spain
Balen Festival, Enschede, Holland
AKI Festival, Enschede, Holland
“Sala de Estar”, Sevilla, Spain
Montana Sevilla, Binbo, Laguna, Okuda, Remed & AxelVoid, Sevilla, Spain

2006
Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla in collaboration with “Slk” and “Colectivo el Perro”, Sevilla, Spain
University of Fine Arts of Granada, Granada, Spain
“Agora”, Vienna, Austria
Sziget International Festival in collaboration with Agora, Budapest, Hungary
Sziget International Festival in collaboration with We Collective, Budapest, Hungary

2005
“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras” Cadiz, Spain

2004
Museum of Cadiz, Spain
“24 h”, University of Fine Arts of Sevilla, Spain
Art School of Cadiz, Spain
Palilleros Cultural Center, Cadiz, Spain

2003
“Teatro Central Lechera”, Cadiz, Spain
Group Exhibition and Open Debate: “Forum de Barcelona”, Spain

Awards and Recognitions

2008
Member of the Jury – Graffiti Contest “Todo Tuyo” Sevilla, Spain

2007
1st Prize, Graffiti Contest of Festival Internacional de Teatro, Puertollano, Spain
Member of the Jury – Graffiti Contest, Algamasilla de Alba, Spain

2006
3rd Prize, National Contest Fernando Quiñones, Cadiz, Spain

2005
1st Prize, National Contest Fernando Quiñones, Cadiz, Spain

Teaching

2016
Lecture at Missouri State University, East Gallery
Cities of Hope, Contact, Manchester, England
Lecture at the University of Manchester, England

2011-2016
Studio lessions in Miami, FL, USA
Board Dripper Festival Lecture, Queretaro, Mexico
Museo del Barrio Lecture, Los Muros Hablan Festival, NY, USA
Portland State University Lecture, Portland, OR, USA

2005-2010
Mural Painting Teacher, University of Contemporary Art of Malaga, Spain
Art Teacher, “La Aldea Infantil”, Granada, Spain
La Facultad de Architectura Lecture, Sevilla, Spain
Studio lessons in El Coradon, Sevilla, Spain
Mural Painting Teacher, University of Contemporary Art “AKI”, Enschede, Holland

1999-2004
Chiclana City Hall Workshops, Chiclana, Spain
Asociacion Cardijn Workshops, Cadiz, Spain
El Cerro del Moro Workshops, Cadiz, Spain
Graffiti Workshops at La Movida Alternativa, Centro Deportivo, Cadiz, Spain

Film

2016
Nobody

2015
Sehnsucht
Personne

2014
Mediocre: Rocio y Sofia
Mediocre (ongoing)
Artesano
Tarifa

Media and Publications

2015
Sky TV documentary feature, Mosciano, Italy

2014
AxelVoid & L.E.O, Vantage Point Berlin Radio
STREETALPS Graffiti Art Festival “1944” feature

2013
Part IV Living Walls Conference
AxelVoid for PSU Art & Social Practice
Vision Siete: “Mediocre” de Franco Fasoli / Jaz y AxelVoid
“Now I Know My…”, original book by Sharita Towne & AxelVoid

2012
Juxtapoz magazine feature, September issue

2011
Publication in “Walls&Frames”, published by Gestalten

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