Alejandra Abad was born in Venezuela and partially raised in Florida. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a penchant for dense, fantastical landscapes and abstract shapes. Her style is informed by her studies in Architecture at Florida Atlantic University and Film, Video, and New Media at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her BFA. She has participated in various shows across The United States and abroad, and she was a fellow of the Miami film and art non-profit Borscht Corporation. In 2018 she received a fellowship at CU Boulder, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices.

Her recent projects feature conceptual and collaborative pieces that work to break down the barriers between artist and audience. She creates honest narratives and symbolism based on a visual language that depicts fragmentation, mythology and folklore. Her installations use analog and digital processes – including painting, animation, sculpture, etc. – to make immersive environments that reflect her identity and values. She has worked with the MCA, Museo de Las Américas, BMoCA, ICA Miami, Borscht Film Festival, and various communities and cities in South Florida.

Crab and Lobsters, exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Noroc the Musical, screening

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago