Alinka Echeverria (1981)

Alinka EcheverriaAlinka Echeverria
Born 1981, Mexico City, Mexico
(portrait by Leo Maguire)


Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British artist, working in the field of expanded photography.  She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh (2004), and 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.


Her work was recently selected for FOAM Museum's talent award and exhibition in 2017 with the research project she made during BMW's Art & Culture Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2015. In 2012 she was voted ‘International Photographer of the Year’ by the Lucie Awards with her work from South Sudan, and in 2011 won the HSBC Prize for Photography with work from Mexico.  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 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. Recent commissions include the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four.

Forthcoming Exhibitions
2018 Preuss Museum, Horten, Norway

Selected Exhbitions
2017 Institut Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France
2017 Swiss Foundation for Photography - Fotostiftung , Winterthur, Switzerland
2017 Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
2016 BMW Art & Culture Stand, Paris Photo, Grand Palais
2016 Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles
2016 DongGang Museum of Photography, Korea
2015 Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
2015 Casa de Africa, XII Havana Biennial
2015 Gazelli Art House, London
2014 The California Museum of Photography
2014 Laleh June Galerie, Basel
2012 Manezh Exhibition Hall, Moscow Photobiennale
2012 Lima Biennial of Photography, Peru
2012 French Institute of Latin America, Mexico City
2012 EB & Flow Gallery, London
2012 Centro Cultural Recoletas, Buenos Aires
2011 Maison de la Photographie, Lille
2011 L'Arsenale, Metz
2011 Galerie Réverbère, Lyon

Awards/Grants/ Commissions
2016 Swiss Foundation for Photography - New Images for Switzerland Commission.
2015 FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards - Nomination
2014 British Council/Arts Council England- International Development Fund
2014 KALA Art Institute Fellowship Award, Berkeley
2014 Renaissance Photography Prize - Shortlisted Finalist
2013 Foam Paul Huf Award - Nomination
2013 Terry O'Neill Award - Finalist
2013 Prix Pictet - Nomination
2012 Lucie Awards - International Photographer of the Year

Public & Institutional collections
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Musée Nicéphore Niépce
BMW Art & Culture Collection
The Life Collection, South Africa
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Wittliff Collections, Texas
Fundación Casa Medina Sidonia
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
HSBC France/Fondation de France
Lehigh University Art Galleries LUAG
FOLI Museo de la Fotografía de Lima