Alexandra Baumgartner


Alexandra Baumgartner + Seed Carriers, Photoforum, September 2024.
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

Le champ de blé planétaire (pilote), foodculture days, 2022-23.
Vevey, Switzerland.

Mostra di piante, di storie, di mostre, Villafredda, 2023. Tarcento, Italy. 

How like a leaf I am, Aterraterra LAB, 2023. Palermo, Italy.

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2022. Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

How like a leaf I am, Club 44, 2021. La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Alt +1000 Festival de Photographie, 2021. Prairie Chaubert, Switzerland.

Prix Photoforum 2020. Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

Verzasca Foto Festival 2020.Sonogno, Switzerland.

Lumix Festival For Young Visual Journalism 2020, Hannover «New Perspectives on Documentary Practices», curated by Iris Sikking (canceled)

Plat(t)from 2020, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Hi! I am Alexandra. I use photography as a tool within my research-led practice, converging documentary approaches with participative experiences, site-specific interventions and speculative thinking.

In my most recent projects, I delve into the intricate entanglements of vegetal and human life. Exploring questions of accountability concerning the Western concept of “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, food and knowledge production.

Focusing on the subject-matter and my research interest rather than the product, I endeavor to create long-term projects that can take on various forms and incorporate different presentation formats.

︎︎︎ Co-founder of Institut Plapamco - Plants, People and More Cohabitation, association for artistic projects in political ecology.

︎︎︎ Member of near. Swiss association for contemporary photography.

︎︎︎ Contact me for a full portfolio and collaborations!

Info + Contact

b. 1991, Zurich (CH)

currently based in Biel/Bienne (CH)


MA Social Anthropology and 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

Awards + Residencies

ON FORESTS Residency
︎︎︎ Istituto Svizzero Roma + Wyss Academy For Nature

Atelier Flex
︎︎︎ Direktion für Bildung und Kultur, Kanton Zug

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

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

runner-up UNSEEN dummy-award 2019
︎︎︎ UNSEEN Amsterdam


NZZ, Die Zeit, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, 041 Kulturmagazin

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