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Born in México DF, México, in 1980.
She received a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island and subsequently completed her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work examines the processes of construction-destruction in the center of Mexico City. Working in abandoned buildings, she stages interventions working with the traces that their last occupants left behind. Using the ordinary objects she finds in these spaces, she constructs ephemeral installation-sculptures that she photographs on location, creating an improvised studio. Alejandra leads us to modify our perception of reality, with the result that objects lacking in conceptual or formal entity serve to relate object (memory of the place), sculpture (the transformation of these elements into the mere disposition of themselves) and image (that is the final visual basis which remains through the medium of photography). Partly between installation, sculpture and contemporary photography, Re-Constructions (2011), compared to past series like Photo-Sculptures (2008), presents a shift of direction in which the objects appear to us with stronger evidence of accumulative principles, or De-Constructions (2009), in which the artist’s interventions in the place were an eroding agent, adding to the chain of the deconstruction of certain buildings. In her last project, Geometry of Space (2014), explores the intersection between painting, photography and sculpture usingthe photography’s potential to construct an image that would not exist in reality.
She participed is the FIAC Officielle (Paris) last edition 2014 with Bendana-pinel Gallery. Other relevant exhibitions and awards are: outstanding exhibitions in Across the Divide, Raiko Photo Center, San Francisco United States, 2011; commissioned by Todd Hido and Solo Project curated by Laurent Fievet and Silvia Guerra in SWAB Barcelona; Newcomer award Photo España 2009, and individual exhibition in PhotoEspaña, Comunidad de Madri