Winner of 2009 PHotoEspaña Prize, Alejandra Laviada, Presents Her First Solo Exhibition

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MADRID.- The young Mexican artist Alejandra Laviada took part in the portfolio presentation which took place in Mexico City in 2009, later receiving the Descubrimientos PHE (Discoveries PHE) Brugal Extra Viejo Award for her series Photo Sculptures, in which she photographs ephemeral sculptures created from discarded objects. This group of photographs alters the concept of daily objects, it registers spaces which are completely demolished or transformed and implies the stories of the people who live there. Her exhibition, houses in the El Águila Complex, includes almost 50 photographs, including images from the winning series, and others from the series Juárez and Hotel Bamer (2006–2007), Typologies (2008) and Holes (2009). They show the artist’s patent interest in the simultaneous construction and destruction of a space, the life-cycle of places and objects, and their inevitable temporality. Laviada pays special attention t