Every corner in a house, every angle in a room is a space in which we are drawn to hide, for it enables us to withdraw into ourselves. The corner is a sort of half box, part walls, part doors, a semi open haven in which we retreat in order to gain peace. Cut out from the rest of the world, we become the centre of our own microcosm in which only our thoughts resonate. And in this dialogue with solitude we come to experience full awareness of who we truly are, for there is only ourselves to meditate upon.
Alexandra Serrano is a French-Mexican photographer. She holds two Master degrees, one in Photographic Studies from Westminster University and one in Art History from the university Paris 8. Her practice is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective, tackling themes such as those of family, childhood and memory. Her work features in various publications and has been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions across Europe and North America. Serrano was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) 2011. She was also part of the Intimate Space project organised by the Brazilian artist Georgia Creimer, for the 2012 Youth Olympic Games. Her latest project, Between Finger and Thumb was exhibited in Paris at the Festival Circulations(s) in March 2012, as well as in Montpellier and Toulouse as part of international photography festivals. Alexandra Serrano´s work was also exhibited in Rome last October but also in Toronto, Portland and Boston for the 2012/13 Flash Forward Festival for emerging photographers.