Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1985.
Lives and works in New York, USA.
Alice Quaresma has been experimenting with materials that allow her photographs to be sensorial and playful, pushing the boundaries of photography as a descriptive medium. Using pictures from her personal photo archive, she reflects on identity and imagination, stimulating the ludic in her images. She has participated in exhibitions in institutions around the world, such as Patrick Heide Contemporary Art (London), Sobering Galerie (Paris), Felix Frachon Gallery (Brussels), Sotheby’s Institute (New York), Centro de Cultura Laura Alvim (Rio de Janeiro), Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and A.I.R Gallery (Brooklyn). She had her first institutional solo show at Caixa Cultural São Paulo in 2018 and launched her first book, "Playground,” with the French publisher Editions Bessard in 2019. Awards include the Photoworks Festive Commission Prize (2021), Aperture Foundation Summer Open Prize (2019), Houston Center for Photography Annual Exhibition Prize (2019), Foam Talent Prize (2014), and PS122 Exhibition Prize (2009). The artist has also created special projects for various organizations, such as Gap, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Hermès, Air France, and Red Bull. Her work has been published at Exit Magazine (Spain), Foam Magazine (Netherlands), Extra Fotographie in Context (Belgium), Edicola (Italy), IMA (Japan), Serafina (São Paulo), Lens Culture, and Artsy, among others. Quaresma holds a BFA from Central Saint Martins College (London) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (New York).