Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues. His work has been exhibited internationally in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona. He is part of the collection of the San Francisco SFMOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, the West Collection, the Nelson Atkins Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Eastman Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and among others.