Alejandra Laviada (b. 1980) lives and works in Mexico City. She completed her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a member of the photography collective Piece of Cake (POC) Collective, which enables European and North American artists to interact as they create, produce and distribute their works.
In 2010, Alejandra won the Photography Biennial in Mexico City, and in 2009 was awarded Photo España’s DescubrimientosPrize for her Photo Sculpture series. She is a recipient of The National Fund for Culture and Arts Young Creators grant for 2012-13. Her work has been exhibited widely across North and South America, as well as in Europe, and has been shown in various photography festivals, including Hyeres, The New York Photo Festival, Photo España, and Guatephoto among others.
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 within contemporary art.