Alejandra Orjuela Caicedo

E-mail: [email protected]

Languages: Spanish, English.

Alejandra Orjuela – is a speculative Colombian filmmaker, photographer, and experimental artist fascinated by the natural world around her who works with biobased materials and alternative processes using analog mediums and experimental practices.  

Orjuela’s work visualizes and translates these possible futures into speculative scenarios in order to contribute to the philosophical discussion. By eliciting the viewer’s imagination through a variety of scenes and stories. Alejandra hopes to provide viewers with new perspectives on the past, present, and future through her artistic research, projects, and films.

Alejandra captures natural ancestral territories in images characterized by a serene, poetic quality and her internal emotional landscape, primarily using cyanobacteria, analog film, and the sun. 

Her visual work includes subjects ranging from mountains and oceans to previously unseen wilderness. Alejandra explores future materials depicting changing territories and the divine in the “The Garden of Edén” series; in one image, The forbidden fruit (2022), taken in Ecuador, where the world divides into two hemispheres, the hands of a man held a new mountain seed with a poetic light that only the tropics can give, bringing a transcendent aspect. “It’s not enough that the photograph is beautiful,” she has stated. “I want people to get the feeling that everything is sacred.”

Alejandra takes great care in creating images that will last. Her practices are at the crossroads of art and science, highlighting social issues such as climate change and migration. 

Her Anthotype series Iceland: The Land of Ice and Fire was selected for the group show Images for Climate Change at FINI, (MX) 2022.  Alejandra’s latest research on Future Materials The Garden of Eden has been published by the University of North Carolina Press as part of the Analog cookbook Issue #6 (USA ) 2022 and is part of Future Materials Bank (NL)  2023 at the Jan van Eyck Academie,  an archive of materials that supports and promotes the transition towards ecologically conscious art and design practices.  


2023 The Garden of Edén: Solar Equator Future Materials Bank,  NL

2022 The Garden of Edén: Solar Equator Analog Cookbook Issue 6, USA. 

2022 Iceland: The Land of Ice and Fire  Analog Cookbook Issue 6, USA. 

EXHIBITIONS (selection).

2022 Iceland: The Land of Ice and Fire, Images for Climate Change, FINI. MX. 


2022 Deep into Caffenol by CuriosoLab

2022 Sustainable Darkroom Seaweed developer – LandArt Collective

2022 Death to the real with Pablo Martínez-Zárate, Mamut Festival.

2022 Mentorships with Franco Lolli & Capuchine Mahe, Evidencia Films

2021 Ethnographic Fictions with Laura Huertas Millan, Mamut Festival

2021 35mm Film Image Digitalization, Cinemateca de Bogotá. 

2017 Documentary Photography and Migrations. Andes University, 070 Magazine.

2017 Analog and Experimental Lab by Zona Cinco.


BA in Film & Media, CO