DR. ALDERETE

Born in the far stretches of the Argentinian Patagonia in 1971, Jorge Alderete traveled to La Plata at the province of Buenos Aires when he turned 18 to study Design and Visual Communication at the National University of La Plata. 

His work has been published in several specialized anthologies, such as Illustration Now! and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen). His work has been exhibited in different galleries and museums around the world and in Mexico, at the Museo de la Ciudad, the Museo de Arte Moderno, and the Museo Nacional de las Culturas, were the exhibit Tike'a Rapa Nui, a long research project about Easter Island, published by the Colombian Rey Naranjo.

He has also collaborated as an independent animator for several TV stations, such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Fox, and Once TV.

With Juan Moragues he is the founder of the record label Isotonic Records, specialized in instrumental rock. 

Dr. Alderete has designed over 150 album covers for bands from all over the world, including Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andrés Calamaro, and Daniel Melero (Argentina), Lost Acapulco, Twin Tones (Mexico) and Los Straitjackets (USA).

 

In 2008 we publishes his book Yo soy un don nadie, with the French publishing house Black Cat Bones, which celebrates his first ten years in Mexico City. One year later he begins, with Clarisa Moura, the Vertigo Gallery, a dinamic space in the heart of the Colonia Roma, focusing on design and illustration.

He is a member of Sonido Gallo Negro since 2010, as a theremin player and illustrator during live shows.

The books Sonorama and Sonorama Dos (published in 2012 and 2018, respectively, by Editorial La Caja de Cerillos) compile his work with music.

In 2014, after 3 years of hard work with Harkaitz Cano and the Basque musician Fermin Muguruza, he publishes his furst graphic novel Black is Beltza, published in Euskera, Catalan, Spanish, and French (Bang Ediciones). 

He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internacionale) since 2015. That same year he begins the tour La Salvación with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, drawing live during the band's shows.