Born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1986, Alan Ganev is an artist, curator, and project director. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Ganev's artworks are mainly inspired by the Lowbrow, Pop, and Street art movements, and often incorporate collage, painting and stenciling techniques. His various collaborations have taken his pieces to be exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, San Jose’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, as well as the Contemporary Art Center of Quito. He has also worked collaboratively with the En Masse project doing murals in New York City for Armory Arts Week and Miami for Art Basel. In addition, he is an active member of the International WEIRD collage group, exhibiting in cities such as Lima, Quito, and Berlin.
As a curator, he has plan exhibitions with the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Costa Rica. As a project director, he coordinates artistic projects for Moleskine in Canada.
Ganev is also co-founder of CEASE, an organization in Montreal that diffuses art through artistic initiatives for clients such as Ville de Montreal and Toyota. He lives in Montreal, QC