Alexandra Polina was born in Uzbekistan. She studied Journalism at the National University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent. She graduated in 2012 from University of Applied Science in Bielefeld with a major in Art and Design. Currently, she studies MA in Art and Design at the same University.
The main subject of her work has always been concentrated around the themes of immigration and identity, especially their social and emotional aspects. Having spent twenty years in her home land, Alexandra moved to Germany, which was a life-changing experience. The personal history and identity of the photographer runs through her work across the fields of staged photography and documentary themes.
Alexandra is a finalist of Merck-Preis and a winner of several awards including PhotoVision competition, La Quatrième Image and Photonic Moments award. Her works have been shown in Germany, France, Italy, England, Luxemburg and other countries.