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" I see within dialogue a central point to the reconstruction of meaning within contemporary culture and society.

 

The foundations of development are rooted 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 into a cyclical perspective on life. "

Alexandra Von Fuerst is a visual artist of Italian and Slovak origins raising awareness on the interconnection between the human body and nature, applying a feminine outlook to address acceptance on the taboos of contemporary social culture. Her work translates into photography, video and writing.

 

Born in 1992, Von Fuerst 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 traditions and approaches to living and psychosomatic healing. Following a background as creative director and photographer within the fashion industry, Von Fuerst is currently invested in an artistic process promoting transparent material sourcing, supporting female empowerment and the preservation of environmental biodiversity through a focus on nutritional ethics. Informed by experiences with plant medicine and transcendental meditation, the awareness towards an ecological and transversal development of society are at the core of Von Fuerst’s research and artworks, encouraging the understanding and celebration of nature within all forms of creation.

 

Von Fuerst’s work has been shortlisted for the 2020 Foam Paul Huf Award and exhibited between Europe and United States as part of several group exhibitions. Selected shows include Fotografiska Museum, Tallin and NY; Armani Silos, Milan ; Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY ; Beacon Gallery, Boston ; Leica Gallery, Milan. Her work has been presented in publications including The Ny Times Magazine, Vogue Italia, The British Journal of Photography, Atmos Magazine, South China Morning Post, Dear Dave Magazine, Harpers Bazaar.

 

Alexandra Von Fuerst is Based in Paris, France.

EDITORIAL AND PRESS


The NY Times Magazine
Vogue Italia
Atmos Magazine

Odiseo by Folch

Riposte Magazine

Harpers Bazaar

Numero France

CR Fashion Book

Dear Dave Magazine

South China Morning Post
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
The British Journal of Photography

Numero France

Il Fotografo

C41 Magazine

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS and NOMINATIONS

2022

Sexy Period, THS Hotel Florence

 

2021

NUDE

Fotografiska Museum  (Stockholm, New York, Tallin)


2020

Shifting perspectives in fashion photography,

PhotoVogueFestival by Vogue Italia, Milano

2020

IPA Honourable Mention, Fine Art category

 

2020

Foam Paul Huf Award Nomination


2019

Future Shock , Fonderia Napoleonica, Milan 


2019

Photographing the Female ,Beacon Gallery, Boston 


2018

Italian Panorama , Armani Silos, Milan


2018

The New Beautiful , Affordable Art Fair, Milan 


2017

PhotoVogue Festival , Spazio BASE, Milan


2017

Serendipity, Spazio Comando Militare, Milan


2017

Uncensored - Girl Gaze , Los Angeles


2017

The New Beautiful curated by Vogue Italia,

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi court, Milan


2017

Labs New Artists , Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY 


2017

PhotoVogue in Portraits by Vogue Italia and Leica ,

Leica Gallery, Milan

2016

Pink Pistols, Doomed Gallery, London

PUBLISHED WRITING

 

Salina, between Water and Fire , BemyJourney

Transcendental Vegan Cuisine in Mexico , Filigrana Restaurant for C41 Magazine

ARTIST LECTURES and TEACHINGS

 

2020 - 2022

Mentoring and thesis consultation, IED Istituto Europeo Design, Milano

2020

Lecture : Collaborative Practice, University of Arts, Bournemouth , UK

2020

Lecture : Process of Unveiling, Heimtextil, Frankfurt am Main

2018

Lecture : Creative collaboration, University of Arts, Bournemouth , UK

 

2018

Lecture : Fashion Photography , College of Fashion - University of Arts, London

HOLISTIC STUDIES

2020    Connection with sacred plant medicine, Mexico

2019    Ayurvedic massage and herb preparation, Kerala, India

2018    Reiki healing technique, Thailand