|Alejandra Laviada (b. 1980) lives and works in Mexico City. |
Her work explores photography’s shifting role and relationship to other artistic media, such as painting and sculpture. The images emerge from the intersections between these different mediums, and aim to question and redefine photography’s various roles and boundaries.
For each project, Alejandra occupies a different site that is in the process of being completely demolished or redeveloped. She photographs her interventions in these spaces, and works only with the objects she finds in each place. The images alter our conception of everyday objects, and reflect a city in transition, struggling to reconcile past and future histories.
Alejandra completed her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and subsequently received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a member of the photography collective POC (www.pocproject.com).
In 2010, she won Mexico’s Photography Biennial, and in 2009 was awarded Photo España's Descubrimientos Prize for her Photo Sculpture series. Her work has been exhibited widely, and has also appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, Wallpaper, American Photo, and Modern Painters among others.