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Winner of 2009 PHotoEspaña Prize, Alejandra Laviada, Presents Her First Solo Exhibition
Color Blind Rainbow, 2008. Courtesy of the artist. © Alejandra Laviada.
MADRID.- The young Mexican artist Alejandra Laviada took part in the portfolio presentation which took place in Mexico City in 2009, later receiving the Descubrimientos PHE (Discoveries PHE) Brugal Extra Viejo Award for her series Photo Sculptures, in which she photographs ephemeral sculptures created from discarded objects. This group of photographs alters the concept of daily objects, it registers spaces which are completely demolished or transformed and implies the stories of the people who live there.

Her exhibition, houses in the El Águila Complex, includes almost 50 photographs, including images from the winning series, and others from the series Juárez and Hotel Bamer (2006–2007), Typologies (2008) and Holes (2009). They show the artist’s patent interest in the simultaneous construction and destruction of a space, the life-cycle of places and objects, and their inevitable temporality. Laviada pays special attention to the collective memory created around spaces and objects, and their transition from closeness to oblivion.

Alejandra Laviada (Mexico, 1980) studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, and completed a Masters in Photography at the School of Visual Arts. In 2008, she presented an individual exhibition at the Danziger Projects and a collective one at The New York Photo Festival. She was named Wallpaper Emerging Photographer in 2008, she was selected for the PEEK Festival of Emerging Photographers by Art+Commerce in 2007 and received a mention of honour at the 12th Photography Biennial at the Image Centre in 2006.

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