b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico
Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British artist, working in artist's film and photography. She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh (2004). After working on HIV prevention projects in Eastern Africa for a few years, she pursued a post graduate degree in Photography from the International Center for Photography in New York (2008). With her combined academic background and experience in the field, her research based work brings a contemporary and critical approach to questions of visual representation.
She was recently selected as a nominee for the Prix Elysée, the Musée de l'Elysée's prize for mid-career artists. In 2017 she was selected for FOAM Museum's Talent award for Nicephora, a research project about the representation of women that she started during BMW's Art & Culture Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2015. In 2012 she was voted International Photographer of the Year by the Lucie Awards with her work Becoming South Sudan, and in 2011 was awarded the HSBC Prize for Photography with work about image and belief in Mexico: The Road to Tepeyac.
Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including solo exhibitions at Preus Museum, Norway’s National Museum of Photography, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles and The California Museum of Photography at UCR. Her work is part of several public and institutional collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, BMW Art & Culture and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Recent commissions include the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four, for whom she presented a three part series: The Art That Made Mexico.