Alexandra Uppman uses the concept of “Heimat” as narrative in much of her art. It is a German term for the feeling of belonging to a physical or emotional place (“home”). Alexandra creates a link to her multiple origins – Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden – through a common nature: a Nordic flora without borders, which has become one of the essential graphic sources of her work.
Alexandra goes through a meticulous and meditative graphic process where each gesture allows her to deal with identity through in-depth introspection.
Written by Belly, translated into English by © Rotondes.
2016 - 2018
Master's degree in Art Practice and Critical Thinking at Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels
2013 - 2016
Bachelor's in Painting at Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels
2010 - 2012
Studied sculpture at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels
1995 - 2010
European School of Luxembourg