I see within dialogue a central point to the reconstruction of meaning within contemporary culture and society.
The foundations of development stand in the conscious sensibility to perceive the unity between the natural and the humane, removing the barriers of the instinctual, to preserve and reinstall sacredness in a cyclical perspective on life.
Alexandra Von Fuerst is a visual artist using the medium of photography to raise awareness on the interconnection between the human body and nature, applying a feminine perspective to address acceptance on the taboos of contemporary social culture.
Born in 1992 from a Slovak mother and Italian father, Alexandra grew up in Italy, graduating at the University of Communication and Design IED in Milano in 2014. At the end of her studies she dedicated extensive time travelling and researching in various sites across the world, learning about diverse cultures and perspectives on living and psychosomatic healing. Beginning her career within the fashion industry, Alexandra is currently invested in a creative process supporting long term sustainability through the careful use of organic, renewable and compostable materials and an investment into empowering people and environments sustaining health and well-being.
The creative process at the basis of her work synthesises personal experiences on transcendental meditation and plant medicine with an interest in psychology, eastern philosophy and ecofeminist readings to create on the basis of understanding, respect and celebration of nature as essence and living principle within each form of being.
Alexandra is based in Paris, France.
EDITORIAL AND PRESS
The NY Times Magazine
Odiseo by Folch
CR Fashion Book
Dear Dave Magazine
South China Morning Post
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
The British Journal of Photography
Van Cleef and Arpels
Shifting perspectives in fashion photography,
PhotoVogueFestival by Vogue Italia, Milano
Fonderia Napoleonica, Milan
Photographing the Female
Beacon Gallery, Boston
Armani Silos, Milan
The New Beautiful
Affordable Art Fair, Milan
Spazio BASE, Milan
Spazio Comando Militare, Milan
Uncensored - Girl Gaze
The New Beautiful curated by Vogue Italia,
Museo Bagatti Valsecchi court, Milan
Labs New Artists
Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY
PhotoVogue in Portraits by Vogue Italia and Leica ,
Leica Gallery, Milan
ARTIST LECTURES AND TEACHINGS
2019 - 2021
Art Direction Course for Photography,
IED Istituto Europeo Design, Milan
Lecture : Process of Unveiling,
Heimtextil, Frankfurt am Main
Lecture : Creative collaboration,
University of Arts, Bournemouth, UK
Lecture : Fashion Photography ,
London College of Fashion - University of Arts, London