Alejandra Palos Ortega
Alejandra Palos Ortega is a Mexican artist born in Sonora, and raised between Colorado, USA and Baja California Sur, Mexico, in a family of multicultural painters and musicians. She has lived in Geneva, Switzerland, Sendai, Japan and currently resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Alejandra sees the universe through the matrix of multiculturalism, and this has gifted her with a special perception of the world. Art is Alejandra’s blood. Over twenty years she has focus on the arts and participated in specialty courses, by international experts to enrich herself. Very important period of her artistic career was the one while living in Japan - land of silence, beauty and zen - where she presented a Solo exhibition. She enjoys working with a wide range of materials like old wood, cement, recycled metal and everyday objects. She is passionate about reusing things she finds, unfettered by preconceived notions of worldly worth she transforms them into artistic compositions.
Alejandra’s sculptures and commissioned art installations have been presented and awarded in Solo and Collective Exhibitions in prestigious venues as: The regional Museum of Anthropology and History and at the city theather of La Paz Baja California Sur, Mexico; In Universities, Galleries and Art Fairs across Mexico; Port Louis, Mauritius; New York, USA; Beirut, Lebanon; as well as across UAE in Dubai, Ras Al Khaima, Umm Al Quwain and Abu Dhabi.
“My strength as an artist lies in the quality of each moment. Among the materials that I work with, such as drift wood, metal, rock, cement and recycled objects, I enjoy working with cement a lot. The characteristic of this material to be transformed and the strength of the concrete, encapsulates my perception, revealing it in the final artwork."