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Alexandra Leese

Born in Hong Kong, Alexandra Leese creates timely and compelling visual narratives that draw on her cultural background, and her acute sense of color and composition. Leese trained at Chelsea College of Art and London College of Fashion, interning with photographer and film maker Wing Shya. Leese’s Boys of Hong Kong book (2018) and exhibition installation - most recently shown at FOAM, Amsterdam - visually chronicles her reconnection with her Chinese childhood, and the dynamic of the female gaze through her examination of masculinity in contemporary China. Yumi and The Moon is an internationally-coveted zine that Leese self-published in 2019, reimagining the folkloric Japanese story of Kayuga Hime, the ‘Moon Princess’. Leese’s commissioned work is gaining momentum, and she has recently worked with brands including Asai, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, Bershka, and i-D and Self Service.