Alexandra Pace (b.1977, Malta) started her career in photography through her curiosity as an observer of the world around her. After successfully navigating both the art world and commercial photography in Malta for over ten years, she moved to London, where she is currently studying for a Masters Degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
People feature heavily in her work, whether it is in portraiture, bodies swirling underwater or a bunch of naked boys frolicking around with balloons, silly string and superhero or villain masks. Her more recent work turns its attention on issues of artifice and representation in photography as well as a questioning of the medium itself.
She has held four solo exhibitions, the most recent of which was staged in a four-story rehabilitated Valletta townhouse which in turn became an artist-run space by herself. She has also exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles, the annual photography festival held in Arles (France), Nuit Blanche in Paris and Circle de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including the recent bid book that earned Malta the title of Capital of Culture 2018.
Alexandra Pace depicts urban life as seen using a plastic fish-eye lens camera — delightfully distorting reality.