Alejandra Carles-Tolrá

Barcelona, 1988.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a visual artist from Barcelona based in London. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes our perception of the former. Questions regarding what defines our identities and the role the group plays in our search for belonging drive and inform her work.

Her work has been published/ exhibited internationally, including The Guardian, Vice, Huff Post, Washington Post, Unseen Amsterdam, Photo Miyota Japan, PHotoEspaña, the Finnish Museum of Photography and the Wuhan Art Museum in China. In 2017, she was awarded the Jerwood Photoworks Award, in 2018 she was a finalist at the Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London and in 2019 she was selected as a FUTURES artist by PhotoEspana.

Alejandra also works with a variety of universities, art institutions and charities teaching photography courses and delivering participatory photography programs for vulnerable communities.