Alekxey Sabido

Capricho Negro
Mermaid Tail

Alekxey Sabido was born in Merida, Mexico in 1968. As a young child, his family moved to Mexico City. There, they lived in a cabin in the woods of the National Institute of Neurology, where his father was a doctor in training. On the grounds was an abandoned school for kindergarteners where Alekxey found his first art supplies and creative impulses; since then he has perceived life as a chain of magical events and characters.
Alekxey studied art at the National School of Painting “La Esmeralda”. He also enrolled in an acting studio that gave him experience as a set designer. Later he moved to Cancun, Mexico where he worked in set design, had his first gallery exhibitions and opened a studio. Heading north to Miami Beach, Alekxey was accepted as a resident artist at the Art Center South Florida, where his studio is still located.
Alekxey’s work has been included in the First International Encounter of Latin American Artists from South Florida in the Mediceo Museum in Seravezza, Italy in 2002. In 2003, he received a grant from Florida International University for a solo show in Miami’s Wynwood art district. His work has illustrated various publications, from a music festival catalog in Brazil, to an HIV awareness campaign in South Africa, to the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival poster in 2002. He has been invited to lecture at the Lowe Art Museum and Miami-Dade College, among others. He has had numerous solo and group shows in the U.S., Italy and Mexico and his work is included in important collections around the world.