ANDREA ALKALAY BIO
Andrea Alkalay is a visual artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a degree in Industrial Design, so materials and forms have always been tools to highlight concepts on their symbolic presence. She uses photography as a way of thinking, in a constant state of learning, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the observation. Another line of inquiry of her practice is the voyage. The condition of foreignness and displacement is a source of inspiration and explores photography’s ability to manipulate perceptions of reality. She is interested in the discrepancy between what we see and what we know, where these qualities contradict each other and coexist simultaneously.
Her work has been exhibited abroad by being awarded, to mention:
Sony World Photography Awards 2021, Siena Awards 2020, RAK Festival (UAE), Tifa 2019 (JP), First place Pilara Content, Arte x Arte, Centro Cultural San Martín, the 8th Photography Biennale Tucumán (AR), ArtFest Pueblo Garzón (UY), Premio TRESy3 (VE), Premio FINI (MX), Estación Mapocho (CL). In 2018 Urban Territories series won the first place at the Light Festival Argentina with a solo-exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in San Juan (2018).
In 2016 Uncertain Nature author photo book was published.
During 2020 she was on view at The New Gallery (Canadá), on show at BAphoto (solo show), and Photo London, represented by OdA Arte.
Her work is featured in international publications, as Saatchi Art Spring Catalogue 2021, F-Stop Magazine, Click Magazine, Foto Feminas, Fisher eye, Fotografas Latam, PHmuseum, Lensculture, Arte Hispano.