Alexandra Baumgartner uses photography as a tool within her research-led practice, converging documentary approaches with agricultural research, artistic interpretations, and on-site interventions. Her current work focuses on the entanglement of plant and human life and our responsibility towards what we call “nature” in a time marked by ecological crisis events. Examining relationships between humans and cultivated plants, Baumgartner navigates between the emotional and political realms of resource management, conservation strategies, and knowledge production.
Alexandra Baumgartner received her BA in Camera Arts from the Lucerne School of Art and Design and holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Modern History (University of Zurich). She is currently doing her MA in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern.