Alejandra Laviada (b.1980) lives and works in Mexico City.
POC member since 2010
Alejandra did a BFA in Painting at Rhode Island School of Design and completed her MFA in Photography at The School of Visual Arts, in New York. She won first place in Mexico’s Photography Biennial in 2010, and was awarded Photo España’s Descubrimientos Prize in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in several photography festivals including Hyeres, New York Photo Festival and PEEK/Art&Commerce; and has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, and American Photo, among others.
Since 2005, Alejandra has been working in spaces that are in the process of being demolished or redeveloped, and is interested in exploring the idea of temporality, entropy and the cycles of construction and decay throughout her work. She uses the sites as a temporary studio and photographs her interventions in each space. The images explore the shifting relationship between photography and other artistic media, such as painting and sculpture.