Alexandra Baumgartner

Hi! I am Alexandra. I  use photography as a tool within my research-led practice, converging documentary approaches with agricultural research, artistic interpretations, and on-site interventions.

My latest work focuses on the entanglement of plant and human life and our responsibility towards what we call “nature” in a time marked by ecological crisis events. Examining relationships between humans and cultivated plants, I navigate between the emotional and political realms of resource management, conservation strategies, and knowledge production.

︎︎︎ Member of near. Swiss association for contemporary photography.

︎︎︎ Contact me for a full portfolio and collaborations!

Info + Contact

b. 1991, Zurich (CH)

A.B. Studio
Rue du Milieu 24
2502 Biel/Bienne


MA Social Anthropology – ATS, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bern (from Fall 2022)

BA Camera Arts, Photography in the context of art, design, media, and society, Lucerne School of Art and Design, 2019

Exchange Semester, BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, 2018

BA Middle Eastern Studies and History, University of Zurich, 2017


Art Residency in Cairo, 2023
︎︎︎ Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Art Residency in Cairo, Aug. 2021 - Feb. 2022
︎︎︎SKK Art Residency (City of Lucerne)

Förderbeitrag 2021
︎︎︎ Direktion für Bildung und Kultur, Kanton Zug, Switzerland

Promotion of Aspiring Photographers, 2020
︎︎︎ Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

runner-up UNSEEN dummy-award 2019
︎︎︎ UNSEEN Amsterdam, Netherlands


NZZ, Die Zeit, Neue Luzerner Zeitung


01. bread eaters

02. 1orto

Alexandra Baumgartner

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