Alinka Echeverría

Born in 1981 - Mexico


Alinka Echeverría (b. 1981) is a Mexican-British artist, working primarily in photography and video. Named ‘International Photographer of the Year’ of 2012 by the Lucie Awards, Echeverría previously won the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2011. She earned her MA in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh prior to studying photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Alinka Echeverría has also been shortlisted for the FOAM Talent Award, Magnum Expression Award and nominated for the Paul Huf, Prix Pictet, and the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards, among others. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including Maison European de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Moscow Photobiennale.

2000-2004 University of Edinburgh, UK
MA Honours in Social Anthropology & Development
2002-2003 University of Bologna, Italy
Exchange Program - Politics; Visual Anthropology
2007-2008 International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Graduate Certificate Program

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Selected Solo Exhbitions

2015 Gazelli Art House, London
2015 Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
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

Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2015 KALA Art Institute, California
2014 Backlight Photo Festival?Tampere, Finland
2013 Centro Cultural EJE, Mexico City
2013 Mexican Photography, The Wittliff Collections, Texas
2013 Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock
2013 After Alvarez Bravo, Museo de América, Madrid
2013 Small Miracles, FORMAT International Photography Festival
2013 Terry O’Neill Award, The Strand Gallery, London
2012 Galería Nacional de San José de Costa Rica
2012 Looking at Mexico, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 This is London, Shizaru Gallery, London
2012 Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City
2011 Fototeca Nacional del INAH. SINAFO, Mexico
2011 Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mitterrand, Paris
2011 National Portrait Gallery, London
2011 Andy Warhol Muzeum of Modern Art, Medzilaborce, Slovakia
2011 Lehigh University Art Galleries LUAG
2011 Bursa International Photography Festival, Turkey
2011 FOAM Museum Amsterdam
2011 Flash Forward Festival, Boston
2011 Les nuits de Pierrevert, France
2011 Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
2011 PX3 Prix Pour la Photographie, Espace Dupon.
2011 Darkness Visible, The Royal College of Art, London
2010 Flash Forward Festval, Toronto
2010 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
2010 Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton
2010 LOOKBetween Festival of the Photograph, Virginia
2010 Fotovisura Latin American Pavillion, New York Photo Festival
2010 The International Center of Photography, New York
2009 Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York
2009 Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, UK
2009 Slideluck Potshow XIII – New York
2009 La Fototeca de La Habana, Cuba
2009 Biblioteca de México, México City
2009 Host Gallery, London
2009 Galleria Jean Blancheart, Milan
2009 The Art of Photography Show, San Diego
2009 Getty Images Galley, London
2009 Spazio Oberdan, Milan
2008 5th Reel Venus Film Festival - New York
2008 Pingyao Photo Festival, China
2008 International Center of Photography, New York
2008 Museo de Los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México
2007 Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, Spazio Thetis, Arsenale
2006 Academia d’Arte Cignaroli, Crossroads festival, Verona.

Public / Institutional Collections

The Life Collection, South Africa
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Wittliff Collections
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


2014/15 KALA Art Institute, Berkeley.
2014 The Life Collection, Maboneng, South Africa.
2014 Nirox Foundation, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
2014 Writer-in-residence, ART 21 Magazine.
2013 SOMA Summer residency, Mexico City
2010/11 Artist-in-Residence at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie,Arles, France.


2015 FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards
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
2012 Magnum Emergency Fund - Nomination
2012 Prix Pictet - Nomination
2012 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - UK winner
2011 Magnum Expression Award - Finalist
2011 World Press Photo-Joop Swart Masterclass - Selected Participant
2011 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - Selected artist
2011 FOAM Talent - shortlist
2011 Encontros da Imagem Braga Photography Award - Finalist
2011 PX3 Prix Pour la Photographie - Gold medal in Fine Art & Portraiture
2011 Prix HSBC Pour La Photographie, France - Winner
2011 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - UK winner
2011 The Aftermath Project - Sahrawi Grant Finalist
2011 Visas de l'Association Nationale des Iconographes - Finalist
2010 Reportage by Getty Images - Selected Emerging Talent
2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - UK winner
2010 FotoVisura Grant - Finalist
2010 Center, Santa Fe – Second Prize editor’s choice
2008/9 New York Photo Festival Awards - Finalist in artist book category 2009
2008/9 American Photo Images of the Year 2008 - Honorable mention
2008/9 American Society of Media Photographers - 'Image 08' Judge’s Choice

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