b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico
Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British artist, working in the field of expanded photography. She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh (2004), and a post graduate degree in photography from the International Center for Photography in New York (2008). With her combined training in photography and social anthropology, she brings a critical approach to questions of visual representation.
Her work was recently selected for FOAM Museum's talent award and exhibition in 2017 with the research project she made 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 from South Sudan, and in 2011 won the HSBC Prize for Photography with work from Mexico. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including La Maison European de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Moscow Photobiennale, as well as solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles and The California Museum of Photography. Her work is part of several public and institutional collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musée Nicéphore Niépce in France, BMW Art & Culture Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Recent commissions include the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four.