Alejandra Laviada (Mexico City, 1980) completed her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She currently lives and works in Paris.
Laviada's work explores photography’s shifting role and relationship to sculpture. The images rise from the intersections between these different mediums, and aim to reflect on the ways photography can redefine the very meaning and materiality of sculpture. She uses discarded materials and ordinary objects as raw materials, which she then deconstructs and reassembles into Modernist-inspired sculptural works. The sculptures are often photographed and re-contextualized, so that the relationship between the object and image is always at play.
Laviada’s multidisciplinary paths of creation move from the concrete toward the abstract, and her practice integrates photography, painting, sculpture and video.
Laviada has received numerous awards including Photo España's Descubrimientos Prize, the Photography Biennial in Mexico, and the FONCA Young Creators grant. Her work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collection of the Jumex Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, and the Bank of America Collection, among others.
Her editorial assignments include The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, Vogue Latin America and Wallpaper magazine among others.