b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico
Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British female artist, working in the field of expanded photography. She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh (2004), as well as 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.
She was selected as BMW Photographer-in-Residence at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2015, voted ‘International Photographer of the Year’ of 2012 by the Lucie Awards, and won the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2011. 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 recent 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.