That which is beautiful is loved, that which is not beautiful is unloved.
My work arises from the contemporary concept of feminine beauty, mainly in Western culture. Through various media such as photography, performance, graphics or on-site interventions; I explore the aesthetic processes to which women voluntarily submit themselves as well as stereotypes, beauty standards and the passing of time and its fleeting nature. From a personal experience I constantly seek to embody the sets of values that are understood as "femininity ideal" pointing them out through the artistic exercise.
Artist in Residency
Alejandra Baltazares (Mexico City, 1985)
Graduate of the E.N.P.E.G. "La Esmeralda", she did exchange studies at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Villa- Arson. Nice, France and a postgraduate program at Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin. She has participated in Artist residencies in Kiosko Gallery, Bolivia; Greatmore Art , South Africa and LAM 360º, Mongolia.
She has been granted several scholarships by institutions such as the Prince Claus Fund, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst with the "Frida Kahlo" grant for Mexican women artists and recently for the second time she was awarded the "Young Creators" grant by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Mexico.
Her work has been published in various magazines such as Vice and I-D in Mexico and Germany, as well as in LARMagazine in its15th Issue.
She currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.