Alex Prager is known for her very specific mise-en-scènes inspired by the golden age of Hollywood drama, which reveal the strangeness of individual and social contemporary life.
The City of Los Angeles, where she was born, is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her, both in the subjects that she addresses: fantasy, wandering and perdition; and in the way she took the film industry by storm to make her films and photographs. Raised on films by Alfred Hitchcock or Luis Buñuel, and on the works of photographers such as William Eggleston and Enrique Metinides, Alex Prager also highlights her unusual education to explain the fabrication of her own artistic universe, which combines intense colors, unexpected angles and dramatic lighting. Exhibited worldwide, including at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, 2014); the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington (2013) and the FOAM - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2012), the works of Alex Prager are found in the collections of major museums including the MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
In 2010, Alex Prager was selected for the prestigious New Photography exhibition at the MoMA (New York). Since then, her presence on the international art scene has only grown. In 2012, she was awarded the Paul Huf FOAM, and her series of short movies Touch of Evil, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine, featuring 13 renowned actors including Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close, receives an Emmy Award. At just 36, Alex Prager is considered one of the most promising artists of her generation.