BIO + CV

Axel Void | Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs known under the pseudonym Axel Void, was born in Miami, United States in 1986. His biographical roots are in Haiti, Miami and Andalusia, as a descendant of a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. He currently resides in Cadiz, Spain. The main interest in Axel’s work arises from human behaviour and the interrelational narrative to which art contributes as a form of communication. It adopts different media such as photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, cinema, installation, music, writing, or curating as tools to intervene inside and outside the conventional exhibition space.

conocido bajo el pseudónimo Axel Void, nace en Miami, Estados Unidos en 1986. Sus raíces biográficas se encuentran en Haití, Miami y Andalucía, descendiente de madre haitiana y padre español. Actualmente reside en Cádiz, España.
El interés principal de la obra de Axel surge del comportamiento humano y la narrativa interrelacional a la que el arte contribuye como forma de comunicación. Adopta distintos medios como la fotografía, el dibujo, la pintura, la escultura, el cine, la instalación, la música, la escritura, o el comisariado como herramientas para intervenir dentro y fuera del espacio expositivo convencional.

Murals
2022_“Bullet holes”, Karantina, Beirut, Lebanon.
2021Notes on repetition and imitation.
2022_AxelVoid in collaboration with @alaa______ma. Beirut, Lebanon.

2022_“Dialogue”, Ferizaj, Kosovo. Organized by @muralfestkosova.

 

2021_Hyuro, Paris, 2021.Commissioned by @paris_maville. Curated @olivierlandes. Production @hypermurrr. Photographer @_alex_perret & @tsant75

2021_“Una pared en silencio por Hyuro” @escif x AxelVoid Feat. Otto

Valencia, Spain.

2021_“Cantándole a Ladrillos de Canela”, Sevilla, Spain.

 

2020_“ZOGJTË (Birds)” Ferizaj, Kosovo, 2019. (Mmuralfest_kosovo). Wall by @sebasvelasco1 & @axelvoid.

2020_“Tension & Release”, Leiria, Portugal. (@artepublicaleiria & @riscasvadias).

2020_“YOUTH”, by @abcdefghelen & @axelvoid, Ferizaj, Kosovo.

2020_Creença. Mural painted for Creenc Residency. @void_projects in @konventzero Cal Rosal, Catalunya, Spain. 2018.

2020_“Hydup / Life”, 2017. Halaban, Sumatra, Indonesia.

2020_“We, the others”. Barcelona, Spain. Organized by @b.murals.

2020_You are not here. Pristina, Kosovo. (@muralfest_kosovo).

2020_“Dialogue”, Airola, Italy, 2019.

2020_Aberdeen, Scotland. 2019. Murals are based on two different images, both from Scotland.

 

2019_Cuba. A tribute to every day life and a reflection on scarcity and a reevaluation on values.

2019_Kosovo Mural Series Collaboration with Sebas Velasco.

2019_Metropolink Festival, Hiedleberg Germany.

2019­_“Cuba”Nu Art Aberdeen, UK.

2019­_“WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS”. Maya Angelo Middle and High School in South Central, Los Angeles, USA.

2019_Piece done at an abandoned American military base, near Heidelberg, Germany. (@metropolinkurbanartfestival).

2019_ZOGJTË (Birds) @sebasvelasco1 & @axelvoid. Ferizaj, Kosovo. (@muralfest, kosovo).

2019_“Where’s Wally”, Wide Open Walls, Sacramento, 2019. Collaboration with myself @emiliocerezo @alberto__montes and @van_vuu.

2019_“Human Eats Human”, Yum. Organized by @milestonegirona , Nacho and Xevi.

2019_“WELCOME” @stefankrische & AxelVoid. Heidelberg, Germany. (@metropolinkurbanartfestival).

2019_“HARMONY”. Piece and video in collaboration with @stefankrische:

installation made at an abandoned american military base near Heidelberg, Germany.

 

2018_”Life is beautiful of shit”, Liberty City, Miami.

2018_“Bread and Circus”, Collaboration with ZOER, Matt Pommier and L.E.O., Transfert & Co, Nantes, France.

2018_“Convivencia”, Fanzara, Spain. Miau Festival.

2018_“We Wave the Flags they Sew”, Manresa, Catalonia, Spain. Collaboration with Jofre Oliveras, Murs Plàstics.

2018_“Work”, Aviá, Cataluña, Spain.

2018_“Peterloo” The Peoples Museum Manchester UK.

2018_“Convivencia”, Fanzara, Spain. (Miau Festival).

2018_“Rien”, Marseille, France, Emancipation Project collaboration with @l.e.other.

 

2017_“HARMONY”, SatOne & AxelVoid. Munich, Germany.

2017_“HARMONY”, L.E.O. & AxelVoid, St. Petersbourg, Florida, USA.

2017_“Work”, Aviá, Cataluña, Spain.

 

2016_“Play”, Stavanger, Norway. Nuart Festival. This mural is painted in the playground of the St Johannes Kindergarten.

2016_“Comfort of the Modern Slave”, Unit 5 Gallery, London, UK.

2016_“Homo Homini Lupus”, Berlin, Germany Instagrafite and Urban Nation..

2016_“Sisyphus”, Cities of Hope Festival, Manchester, England. This piece is part of the “Gray” series.

2016_“Life”, London, UK. Unite 5 Gallery.

2016_“Confort”, London, UK. . Unite 5 Gallery.

2016_“Never Mind”, Liberty City, Miami.

 

2015_“TIEMPO”, Artesano Festival, Nagua, Dominican Republic.

2015_ “Mediocre”, Dismaland curated by Banksy, Weston-super-Mare, England.

2015_“Personne”, Mural Festival, Montreal, Canada.

2015_ “Life”, St-art Festival, Delhi, India.

2015_“Life”, Chennai, India. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series. Its situated in the main entrance of the Greenways Train Station.

2015_“Life”, Chennai, India. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series. Its situated on the side of the river in the slum that is directly in front of the wall in Greenways Station.

2015_“Life”, Azadpur Market, Delhi, India. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series.  Its painted in the Azadpur fruit and vegetable market. It considered to be the biggest market in Asia. Organized by St-art Festival.

2015_“Mosciano, Italy”. Mural situated in the main square of Mosciano. The mural stands on the top of where the “Anunciatta” church used to be.

2015_Szopienice, Katowice, Poland. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series. These two murals pays homage to working class (Katowice Street Art Festival).

2015_“Personne (Nobody)”, Montreal, Canada. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series. (Mural Festival).

2015_“Personne (Nobody)”, Montreal, Canada. Mural made as a part of the “Mediocre” series. (Mural Festival).

2015_“Mediocre”, Dismaland. Weston Super Mare, England. This mural is part of Banksy’s theme park “Dismaland”.

2015_“Gray”, Cologne, Germany. City Leaks.

2015_“C10H15N”. 352 Festival, Gainesville, FL, USA.

2015_“Tiempo”, Nagua, Dominican Republic. Artesano Festival.

2015_“Tiempo, (Time)”, Nagua, Dominican Republic. This wall is part of the mediocre series. Artesano Festival.

2015_“Empatia (empathy)”, Nagua, Dominican Republic. Artesano Festival.

2015_Aalborg, Denmark. Søndergade 39. (WEAART Festival).

2015_“Hygge”, WEAArt Urban Art Festival, Aalborg, Denmark.

2015_ Evoca1, Sebas Velasco & AxelVoid collaboration for Artesano Festival, Nagua, Dominican Republic.

2015_“Harmony”, Montreal, Canada.

2015_“Dialogue”, Little Haiti, Miami, FL, USA.

2015_Mural depict of one of the many street dogs in Nagua. Sebas Velasco, Evoca1 & AxelVoid. Nagua, Dominican Republic. This wall is part of the mediocre series. A tribute to daily life.

 

2014_“Meaningless”, Pastel Fd, 2501 & AxelVoid collaboration, Mana Production Village, Wynwood, FL, USA.

2014_“Machete”, Morelia, Mexico.

2014_“Life”, independent mural in Djerba, Tunisia.

2014_“Gavé”, Inti & AxelVoid collaboration, Djerba, Tunisia.

2014_“Dialogo”, Faith47 & AxelVoid collaboration for Artesano Project, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic.

2014_Axel Void, Tarifa, Spain. (Mural painted in the neighborhood of Virgen del Carmen, also known as “Los Pajaritos”.  Organized by Catalina Bejarano_Tres Culturas Festival.

2014_AxelVoid, Pinerolo, Italy. (Street Alps Festival and the Mission to Arts Residency).

2014_Lupita & AxelVoid, Aguas Calientes, Mexico. (Mural done in the patio “Casa Mais”, a shelter for the Huicholes indigenes).

2014_“Nada (Nothing)” Oaxaca, México. (Train painted in the “Museo del Ferroviario” in Oaxaca.

2014_“Machete”, Morelia, México. Mural done in Morelia, State of Michoacán, Mexico.

2014_“Gray”, Graz, Austria.

2014_“Grå (Gray). Nipper Street & AxelVoid collaboration. Halsnøy, Norway.

2014_“LIFE” Djerba, Tunesia. Piece part of the Mediocre series.

2014_“LIFE” Sebas Velasco & AxelVoid, Djerba, Tunesia. Piece part of the Mediocre series.

2014_“Nobody”, Newark, NJ, USA.

2014_“Gris (Gray)”, Querétaro, México. Mural painted in the neighborhood of “El Tepe”.

2014­_“The Other Football”, Querétaro, México. Mural painted in the neighborhood of “La Trini”.

2014_“Life”, Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA. Mural made as part of the Raw Project in the José De Diego Middle School in Miami, Florida.

2014_“Dialogo”, Faith47 & AxelVoid collaboration for Artesano Project, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic.

2014_“Life”, Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA.

2014_“Ninguen”, DesOrdes Creativas Festival, Galicia, Spain.

2014_“Justice For Reefa”, Berlin, Germany.

2014_“Matriz”, Javier Sande & AxelVoid collaboration, Antonio Gala Foundation, Cordoba, Spain.

2014_ Borondo &Axel Void, Ophelia or a story about a person riding freights to find a new life. “Complex”. London, UK.

2014_“Nessuno”. Rome, Italy.

 

2013_Jaz & AxelVoid Collaboration, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013_“MEAT”, LNY & AxelVoid Collaboration, Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2013_“DOG”, Palermo, Italy.

2013_“LIFE”, Palermo, Italy.

2013_“Manvs”, Linares, Jaén, Spain.

2013_“Los Muros Hablan”, NYC. (International urban arts festival).

2013_“NOBODY”, Living Walls Conference, Atlanta, USA.

2013_“KNIFE”, Miami, USA. (AxelVoid series of works called “Knife”).

2013_“Nonverbal”, Street Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2013_“La maturita si perde l’eta”, Piazza Garraffello, Palermo, Italy.

2013_“Nadie”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Los Muros Hablan Festival, Santurce, Puerto Rico.

2013_Filio Galvez & AxelVoid collaboration, Los Muros Hablan Festival, La Perla, Puerto Rico.

2013_La Escocesa Mural Festival, Barcelona, Spain.

2013_Georgia Hill & AxelVoid collaboration, Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany.

2013_“HOME”, Los Muros Hablan International Urban Art festival, NY, USA.

2013_“NOBODY”, Living Walls Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2013_“The Other Football”, John & Axel Void collaboration, Halsnøy, Norway.

20131_Huerta Del Rey Moro (Urban Garden), Sevilla, Spain.

2013_“R.I.P REEFA”, Miami, FL, USA.

2013_Stroke Art Fair, Berlin, Germany.

2013_Bame, Peter Phobia & Axel Void collaboration, Wurzburg, Germany.

2013_SickEmil, La He & AxelVoid collaboration, Sevilla, Spain.

2013_“Manvs”, Linares, Jaen, Spain.

2013_La Bicicleteria, Sevilla, Spain.

2013_“DOG”, Palermo, Italy.

 

2012_“Mineros”, NewYork 59, Berlin, Germany.

2012_“FOOD”, ZMF. Mobel Fabrik, Berlin, Germany.

2012_“Êtres Amiés”, Paris, France.

2012_Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Almagro, Spain.

2012_“RAW”, Berlin, Germany.

2012_Walls Zeta Lab multiple works, Palermo, Italy.

2012_Urban Art Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

2012_Peter Phobia & Axel Void collaboration, Luxembourg.

2012_Beffroi Church, Place du Louvre, Paris, France.

2012_SatONE & AxelVoid collaboration, Munich, Germany.

2012_Laguna & AxelVoid collaboration, Almagro, Spain.

2012_Jaz & AxelVoid. Miami, FL, USA.

 

2011_“Salvo”, Palermo, Italy.

2011_Rigaer 78, Berlin, Germany.

2011_Artbase Festival, Oranienburg, Germany.

 

2010_“LOVE”, University of Contemporary Art, Málaga, Spain.

2010_“Poliniza”, Valencia, Spain.

2010_“Ritual” Seleka & AxelVoid collaboration.

2010_“Clavo”, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Spain.

 

2007_“29 11 07”, Squat house of Sevilla, Spain.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018_“Mundane”, Delimbo Gallery, Sevilla Spain.

2018_“Bread and Circus”. Moniker, Art Fair, London, UK.

 

2017_“Home”, Miami, FL, USA (demolition of the house with the works inside).

 

2016_“Skull”, Missouri State University, East Gallery.

2016_“Nobody”, Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA.

 

2015_“Sehnsucht”, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

 

2014_“Mediocre: Rocio and Sofia”, MING Studios, Boise, ID, USA.

2014_“Knife”, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2014_CICUS, University of Sevilla, Spain.

 

2013_“Knife” Pop-up Show, Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA.

2013_“Mediocre”, Miami, FL, USA.

2013_“Mediocre”, Jaz collaboration, CCM, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013_“Mediocre”, Montana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

 

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

 

2011_“Mediocre: Nicole Burnett”, XHOCH4 Galerie, Ingolstadt, Germany.

2011_“Mediocre: Ottawa”, La Petite Mort, Ottawa, Canada.

2011_“Mediocre: Montreal” OPP Gallery, Montreal, Canada.

2011_“Nothing New For Trash Like You”, Qanart Art Space, Palermo, Italy.

 

2010_“Poison”, Parzelle 403, Basel, Switzerland.

2010_“Numb”, Nice/Nice Gallery, Hannover, Germany.

 

2009_“Homeless”, Montana Sevilla, Spain.

2009_“Homeless”, SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.

2009_“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 & art projects

2022_Art project platform and space. In collaboration with @lacuna_plataforma. Cádiz, Spain.

 

2021_WOODS. A project in collaboration with @four_collective. St Peter’s in The Forest in Walthamstow, London.

 

2020_IMPERMANENCE// Miami, FL, USA.

2020_Kosovo Mural Fest, Ferizaj Kososvo.

2020_Home MuralFest / April 12th-20th.

 

2019_“Opaque”, Group exhibition of local photographers curated by @l.e.other . Miami, FL; USA.

2019_Miami Dade Open Studios, Miami FL. USA.

2019_Dopamine. Dual exhibition @anabarrigaoliva and @axelvoid.  In association with @manacontemporary and @juxtapozmag. Miami FL.

2019_”Group Exhibition with Yusto Giner.

 

2018_“Creença”, Konventzero, Berga, Spain

2018_“Creença”, Montana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2018_“Homeless”, Void Projects Juxtapoz Clubhouse Miami.

2018_“Creença” Void Projects Cal Rosal Spain.

2018_“Emancipation”, Marseille, France. #Emancipation Project collaboration with @l.e.other . One foot after”.

 

2017_“Homeless”, Void Projects, Miami, USA.

 

2016_“Young New Yorkers Fundraiser, Manhattan, New York.

2016_“The Atrocity Exhibition”, Reed Projects & NuArt, Oslo, Norway.

 

2015_“Rough Cast”, Colab Gallery, Germany.

2015_“Dismaland”, curated by Banksy, Weston-super-Mare, England SCOPE with BC Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.

2015_“Station16 Gallery, Montreal, Canada.

2015_“The Pitiless Gaze of Hysterical Realism”, The Popping Club Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2015_“Redux”, INOPERable Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

 

2014 _“NO+DE 30”, SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.

2014_“Artesano Project, Basel, Miami.

2014_Moen Mason Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA.

2014_BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2014_Art Athina Fair, Stigma Lab Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2014_“Desordes Creativas”. Festival internacional de Arte Na Rúa.

 

2013_0034 Gallery, Sevilla, Spain.

2013_Bergen Street Art, Legal, Bergen, Norway.

2013_Urban Art Clash, Yaam, Berlin, Germany.

2013_“Friends and Family”, ArtBasel, Miami, FL, USA.

 

2012_“Voter’s Collection”, Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA.

2012_“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.

2010_“Infidels”, La Petite Mort, Ottawa, Canada.

2010_“Conquistadores”, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2010_Katapult Galerie, Basel, Switzerland. Curated Exhibitions.

 

2009_International Theater Festival of Almagro, Spain.

 

2008_2nd Anniversary Montana Sevilla, Spain.

 

2007_1st Anniversary Montana Sevilla, CAS, Art Center of Sevilla, Spain.

2007_Balen Festival, Enschede, Holland.

2007_AKI Festival, Enschede, Holland.

2007_“Sala de Estar”, Sevilla, Spain.

2007_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.

2006_University of Fine Arts of Granada, Granada, Spain.

2006_“Agora”, Vienna, Austria.

2006_Sziget International Festival in collaboration with Agora, Budapest, Hungary.

2006_Sziget International Festival in collaboration with We Collective, Budapest, Hungary.

 

2005_“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras” Cadiz, Spain.

 

2004_Museum of Cadiz, Spain.

2004_“24 h”, University of Fine Arts of Sevilla, Spain.

2004_Art School of Cadiz, Spain.

2004_Palilleros Cultural Center, Cadiz, Spain.

 

2003_“Teatro Central Lechera”, Cadiz, Spain.

2003_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

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

2020_”ASHES FERTILIZE THE ASPHALT”. Miami Riot 30th of May, 2020. Camera, editing, text, and music by AxelVoid.

2016_ “Nobody”.

2015_“Sehnsucht Personne.

2014_“Mediocre: Rocio y Sofia Mediocre (ongoing).

2014_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.