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Alejandra Laviada lives and works in Mexico City. Her work explores the shifting place of photography relative to other art disciplines such as painting and sculpture. To achieve this, she often creates interdisciplinary images, such as photographing self-made installations.
Each project occupies a different part of Mexico City on the verge or in the process of being demolished and redeveloped. Laviada creates ‘interventions’ using only objects found on site, and then documents them on camera.
In 2010, she received an honorable mention at the twelfth annual Photography Biennial in Mexico. Prior to that her Photo Sculpture series was awarded a Photo Espana Descubrimientos Prize and she was named one of American Photo’s photographers of the year.
Her work has been exhibited widely, including the New York Photo Festival, Peek–the Art & Commerce Festival for Emerging Photographers–and the Hyeres Photography Festival in France. Her photography has also appeared in publications including New York Times’ T Magazine, Wallpaper and American Photo.