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Alejandra Salinas

Photo of a billboard with tress in the background. Billboard shows photo of child's hands and seeds.

Salinas, Alejandra in collaboration with Aeron Bergman. Consuming Nature, 2021. 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2022

Alejandra Salinas has worked as an artist-duo with Aeron Bergman for over 20 years. She is currently on the faculty at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has been a visiting professor in several institutions including the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah, the Art Academy in Umeå, Sweden and the Trondheim Academy of Art, Norway. Alejandra was Senior Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington from 2013 to 2017. Aeron and Alejandra have shown work internationally at institutions such as the 4th Athens Biennale; 1st Bergen Assembly Triennial; 2007 Turku Biennial; 1st Struer Tracks Sound Art Biennial; Steirischer Herbst 2013, Graz; Fundação de Serralves, Porto; Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; ICC Tokyo; IASPIS, Stockholm; Lincoln Center and DAC in New York City; e-flux and Berlin Film Festival in Berlin; Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow; Edinburgh Film Festival and Dundee Contemporary Art in Scotland; MOCA Novi Sad; Taipei Fine Art Museum; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Centre George Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; IMO and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes Hus and 0047 in Oslo, MUDAM Luxembourg; Ruler and HIAP in Helsinki; The Luminary, St Louis; the Ski Club, Milwaukee; The Poor Farm, Wisconsin, among many others. Their sound art has been broadcast on the BBC and Resonance FM in London; WDR Cologne; R2 Madrid; SV2 Stockholm; Radio France; CBC Canada; WFMU New York; and Taipei Philharmonic Radio. The pair won an award of distinction in digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Alejandra Salinas; Aeron Bergman