One of Mexico's most prominent contemporary conceptual photographers, Alfredo De Stefano photographs the desert landscape creating images that address the natural environment's elemental significance and our relationship to the land. Often employing ice, fire, and light, De Sefano creates enigmatic installations with both natural and man-made objects in the ethereal desert setting.
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De Stefano was born in Monclova, Coahuila, a city in the desert in Northeastern Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the The Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012; Fourth International Biennial of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010; International Biennial of Guangzhou, Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2009 and the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008. De Stefano's monographs include In This Place, 2008, Brief Chronicles of Light, 2007 and Replenishing Emptiness, 2002. Among the institutions that have collected De Stefano's work are The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,Texas; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; and the FEMSA Collection, Monterrey, Mexico.