Alejandro “Dron” started his education at the early age of 10 with sculptor Oscar Zarate in La Plata, Argentina. He continued with drawing and painting classes with Enrique Sobisch and studied architecture for one year at La Plata University. His interests in European, Asian and Pre-Columbian art made him travel extensively through Europe, Israel, Peru and Mexico. In his late 20’s, his studies of Kabbalah/Jewish mysticism connected him with Madi, the art movement that proposed pure invention. From 1995/96 he thoroughly studied its theory and worked closely with its founder, the artist Gyula Kosice. During those years Dron also had contacts with Yaacov Agam and his works. In 1996 Dron came to New York to persue a Master in Fine Arts MFA/ Computer Art at School of Visual Arts thanks to a Visual Arts Grant from the Fulbright Commission/Fondo Nacional de las Artes Argentina.
Dron went on to teach at SVA and the ITP Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU Tisch. Since then he has shown nationally and internationally. He was included in the 1997 Madi Retrospective at the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid. In 2003, Dron was nominated for a Rokefeller Grant in New Media. He was named Best Sculptor of the year on the Hudson Valley by the Times Record. His work was reviewed in art magazines and in various newspapers among them the NewYork Times.In conjunction with sculpture, Drone published two books of cartoons featuring Zohar, his familiar muse.
Now, Dron is developing eDron Studios, a new platform to bring together traditional sculpture with drone technology.
Dron was born in La Plata, Argentina in 1962. Lives in Jersey City, NJ. US
Works at Mana Contemporary. 2014