Alinka Echeverria

1981 · Mexico

Artist biography

Heavily researched and pragmatic, Alinka Echeverría’s work contemplates questions of visual representation. Working in multiple mediums, including film, photography, installation, and moving image; she utilises her social anthropology background to create her work. Engaging in the field of visual anthropology in order to tackle large topics such as the representation of women, and the relationship between image and belief in Mexico; Echeverría is a star on the rise.

Born 1981 in Mexico, Echeverría now lives and works in London. She graduated with a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh in 2004. After working in East Africa on HIV prevention projects, she moved to New York City and secured a postgraduate degree in Photography from the International Center for Photography.

Echeverría’s work is gaining global attention, and she is currently a nominee for the Musée de l'Elysée's “Prix Elysée”. In 2017 she received FOAM Museum’s Talent Award for work that she had begun in 2015 under the BMW’s Art & Culture Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum. She has also been voted “International Photographer of the Year” by the Lucie Awards, and was awarded the HSBC Prize for Photography. She has held solo exhibitions at Norway’s National Museum of Photography, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, and the Preus Museum, among others. Additionally, she has taken part in several commissions for the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four.

Alinka Echeverria

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