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Alejandra Figueroa was born and raised in Mexico. Passionate about photography, she decided to make it her life and moved to Paris in 1992. Casting a new perspective on sculpture is her favourite theme, but she has also produced work featuring stained glass, paintings, textures and architecture.

 

The turning point in her career was her first exhibition at the Grand Louvre, Paris, in 1997. Further exhibitions followed, including one at the Musée d'Orsay in 1998, commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture, and another at the Vatican in 2001, where she showed a book of photographs featuring a sculptures from St Peter's Basilica in Rome. She represented Mexico at Expo 2000 in Hannover, in the VIP hall, and in the same year she photographed the collection of the Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Tepozotlán, Mexico, and then took part in the prestigious exhibition « D'après l'Antique » at the Musée du Louvre.


In 2002 the AFAA (Association Française d'Action Artistique) and the City of Paris invited her to be an artist-in-residence in China to photograph sculptures and architecture as well as to take part in the « Mois de la Photo » show in Singapore, and her work from the Museo del Virreinato was shown in Paris in the Church of Saint-Eustache. In 2003, she received commissions to take photographs for exhibitions featuring the collections of the Château de Pierrefonds, north of Paris, and the Museo de Antropología in Xalapa, Mexico. Today her images feature in some of the world's greatest private and public collections, including those of the Louvre, the French National Fund for Contemporary Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.


For 2004 she has been commissioned for a book to photograph the architecture and the altars from the Convent in Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Mexico. After "Corpus" a couple of books are coming out in 2005 featuring the faces of all civilizations.
Coming exhibitions in Italy, New York and Brazil.


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