Alexandra Velasco (b.1989) is an award-winning multimedia artist, performer and filmmaker from Mexico City.
Spanning performance, collage, painting, drawing, film and video - her work is a mix of surrealism and magical realism that emanates from her constant search of connecting our physical realm with our inner fantastical dream/nightmare reality. Focusing on the use of the relationship between the physical, the mystical and the metaphysical, Alexandra recontextualizes pop culture, mythological and religious iconography to explore the many facets of our mind-body, in order to create beautiful, yet at times discomforting, images. Her films are bold and avant-garde with Lynchian undertones dealing with themes of guilt, hope and redemption that jumpstart tough conversations.
Her art has screened and been exhibited at museums, galleries and festivals worldwide and been featured in Vogue, Elle, i-D magazine and IndieWire.
Alexandra is passionate about affordable and non-hierarchical art and film education and is part of the Advisory Committee at the School of the Alternative in North Carolina where she also leads an experimental film workshop.
Her destiny in life is to create art that acts as a mirror, and helps people believe in magic, to help them access their emotions, pay attention to their dreams, nightmares and inner workings of their minds.