That which is beautiful is loved, that which is not beautiful is unloved.
Female beauty has been, in brief, the driving force behind my work. Seeking to explore its different perceptions, I collect experiences from different communities and environments far from the art scene. Therefore the experience of the journey has been fundamental in the development of my work: from the Electric Town in Tokyo to the rough South African Townships or the remote and vast Mongolian Steppe I document ways of life in order to open up new perspectives..
Artist in Residency
Alejandra Baltazares was born in Mexico City in 1985. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" (2008) and completed her postgraduate studies at Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany (20014/2016). She has participated in several exhibitions and festivals such as the Porn Film Festival, Berlin (2016), Muñecos de Loza, Contemporary Art Museum, Bogotá, Colombia (2016), Jikka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2014), LOOP, Barcelona (2010), Video_Dumbo, New York (2009) in addition to artist residencies at Kiosko Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2010), Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town, South Africa (2012) and recently at LAM 360º, Khentii, Mongolia (2017). She has been awarded twice with the Jóvenes Creadores grant by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico (2010 & 2019), Mobilty Fund, Prince Claus Fund (2017), Frida Kahlo Grant for Mexican women artists granted by the Foreign Affairs Office, Mexico and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Germany (2014/2016). She currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.