Alejandra Mizrahi

Artist

Born in Tucumán Province, Argentina in 1981. After completing master’s degrees in aesthetics and theory of art, and contemporary philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, I went on to obtain a PhD there. I currently teach at the National University of Tucumán. In recent years, I have published a book about a form of lace making called randa. I also present work at solo exhibitions and group shows in various locations. Since 2005, one of the principal themes of my work has been a focus on various materials and attitudes to them in building identity. I am particularly interested in materials not used in daily life today. Old carpets, tablecloths, curtains, forgotten knitting and weaving techniques, and other things from yesteryear all incorporate a unique world. And all of them are decaying. With a number of them, we can guess what they are, why they exist, where they came from, and how they got here. But if we do not know these things, we ponder over how they came into being and how they were used. Sometimes, those items and materials are related to our bodies. For example, the relationship between spaces and that place or our bodies. I think that, in covering our bodies or spaces with those items and materials, it is as though we are trying to depict some kind of identity.