Alejandra Laviada (Mexico City, 1980). 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. 

COLLECTIVE SHOWS
2014 (un)real, Maddox Arts Gallery, London
2014 Landmark, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
2014 Du Sud au Nord, Bendana Pinel c/o Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Creación en Movimiento: FONCA Jóvenes Creadores 2012- 2013
2013 Umbrales 1.5, Fotograma Festival
2013 After Alvarez Bravo, Museo de América, Madrid Spain
2013 Ensamble: Alejandra Laviada y Omar Rodríguez-Graham, Diagrama, México
2013 Laatikkomo: Six Degrees of Photography, Finland
2012 Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, De Cordova Museum
2012 Volta 8, Basel, Galería Alarcón-Criado
2012 Contemporary Mexican Photography, Paul Kopeikin Gallery
2011 Across the Divide: Critical Mass; George Eastman House Benefit Auction, New York, USA
2011 ARCO Madrid, Galería Alarcón- Criado, Madrid, Spain
2010 XIV Bienal de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 The Year in Pictures, Danziger Projects, New York, USA
2009 Hyeres Photography Festival, Hyres, France
2009 Tenth Show, Galerie Bendana- Pinel, Paris, France
2009 Intimidades: Accesos Públicos/ Visiones Privadas, Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 Helsinki Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
New York Photo Festival, Chisel, curated by Kathy Ryan, New York, USA
2008 Foreclosed, The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA
2008 31 UNDER 31: Young Women in Art Photography, Humble Arts, Foundation, Brooklyn, USA

PUBLICATIONS
Alejandra Laviada, Blue Sky Books, Nov. 2014
Contemporary Art Mexico, Thames and Hudson, Nov. 2014
Art Photography Now (Second Edition), Susan Bright, 2011
Abstracción Temporal, Museo Experimental El Eco, 2010
Magazines- The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper, Modern Painters, American Photo, ROJO, Creative Review Photography Annual (UK), Capricious Magazine, Grafik, Dumbo Feather (Australia), Departures, Serge (Sweden), Celeste Magazine (Mexico), Farenheit Magazine (Mexico), Architectural Digest Vanidad (España), Vogue (Korea)

EDUCATION
2007 MFA Photography, Video, and Media, School of Visual Arts, New York  
2003 BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

GRANTS & AWARDS
2012/13 FONCA Jóvenes Creadores, Conaculta, Mexico
2010 1ST place Bienal de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 Photo España Descubrimientos Prize
2009 Hyres Photography Festival, shortlisted
2009 Paul Huff Award, nominee
2009 Wallpaper, Emerging Photographers of the Year
2008 American Photo Emerging Photographers of the Year
2007 PEEK, Art+Commerce Emerging Photographers
2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Honorable Mention
2006 American Photo Images of the Year, Honorable Mention/ Personal Work

SOLO SHOWS
2014 Geometry of Space, Alarcon- Criado Gallery, Seville, Spain
2014 Geometry of Space, FIAC Officielle, Bendana- Pinel Gallery, Paris, France
2013 Photo Sculptures, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA
2012 De- Constructions, Guatephoto, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2011 De- Constructions, Galerie Bendana- Pinel, Paris, France
2010 Descubrimientos, Photo España, Madrid, Spain
2010 Abstractions, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Alejandra Laviada, Galería Full Art, Seville, Spain
2008 Photo Sculptures, Danziger Projects, New York City, USA
2005 Tito Guizar, Pasaguero, Mexico City, Mexico