A multimedia exhibit by artist Alejandro Durán, a Mexican-born, New York-based photographer whose work addresses the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Artist and educator Alejandro Durán brings his stunning photography and installation project – Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape – to the John Stewart Memorial Library’s new Sue Davison Cooley Art Gallery at Wilson College in March. Duran was born in Mexico City, … Alejandro Durán – Biography. Alejandro Duran could not believe how many shoes washed up on the shores of Sian Ka'an, a nature reserve located along the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, near Tulum. Activism through art and education is an integral part of the Washed Up project and is my way to raise awareness regarding this global Scourge. The multimedia artist gravitates toward photography, installations and videos that examine how people and nature interact in our increasingly indworld. Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape Alejandro Durán is a multimedia artist whose practice utilizes photography and installation to examine the fraught intersections of humans and nature, revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world. Alejandro Durán was born in Mexico City in 1974 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Alejandro Durán collects the international trash washing up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and transforms it into aesthetic yet disquieting art works that wake us to the threat of plastic pollution. Washed Up is an environmental installation and photography project that transforms the international debris washing up on Mexico’s Caribbean coast into aesthetic … During the course of this project, we have documented products that were made in sixty different countries and territories, all washed up onto Sian Ka'an's shores. About Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape Alejandro Durán October 30, 2014 – February 28, 2015. Sian Ka’an is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s largest federally protected reserves. He is a multimedia artist working in photography, installation, and video. The project and photographs are a creation of Alejandro Duran. The landscape consists of jungle, wetlands and a coral reef that is home to myriad species of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered. Through photography, installation and video, his work examines the fraught intersections of man and nature, particularly revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world. Alejandro Durán is a multimedia artist whose practice utilizes photography and installation to examine the fraught intersections of humans and nature, revealing the pervasive impact of consumer culture on the natural world.. Washed Up Project by Alejandro Duran Born in Mexico City in 1974, Alejandro Durán is a multimedia artist now based in Brooklyn, New York. WASHED UP is an environmental installation and photography project His project ‘Washed Up’ has been featured at the Granary Art center in Ephraim, Utah. Washed Up is just the sort of project Alejandro Duran likes to work on. 3 talking about this. Alejandro is a now New York based multimedia artist whose project shares an important message about being careful and the negative effects waste can have on the environment.