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Alejandra Baltazares

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Mexican artist graduate from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” and Weissensee Kunsthochschule – Berlin.

Her work has been shown internationally in festivals and exhibitions such as New York’s Video_Dumbo, LOOP Barcelona, Jikka Gallery in Tokyo, among others. She has participated in three art residencies, the first one in Bolivia sponsored by Kiosko Gallery where she received Special Jury Mention at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Santa Cruz, 2012 in Cape Town-South Africa hosted by Greatmore Art Studios and recently she was part of the first residency program hosted by Land Art Mongolia.

During 2010 she was awarded by the Mexican Arts Council with the “Jóvenes Creadores” scholarship and later on by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst with the “Frida Kahlo” grant for mexican women artists.

Alejandra’s work is not an apology for woman’s role as an esthetic agent, nor are they a critique of society’s demands. Her work focuses on everyday practices for the creation of beauty, through a narration focusing on its raw materials, obeying that which is dictated by its own esthetic.

 

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