Alejandra Jean-Mairet

_ Narratives, Visual Art _
} change is the only constant


Blumendialoge (Auswahl) / Flowers’ dialogues 
Series of Artists books, handmade, unique pieces
Zurich, 2018/19

“Golden edge”
Original drawings handbound in form of a book
105 x 148 mm, Zurich, 2018

Blumendialoge (6)
Original drawings, photocopies, digital collages handbound
12 x 8 cm, Zurich, 2019

is the first limited edition featuring a small selection of Alejandra Jean-Mairet‘s drawings on flowers from the series „Immer wieder Blumen“ which is on-going since 2011. It has been carefully designed and handbound by herself.
©Alejandra Jean-Mairet, 2019, Self-published in a Ed. of 10

︎︎︎ There are two left available
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More on Blumendialoge

Artists book, concertina
Acrylic and gouache on paper, Zurich, 2017

Landscape, 2013

On the question of home, drawing session
Ink on Bulky paper, 33 x 21.5 cm
Lima, 2014 

Handstitching on cotton fabric
Lima, 2013, 2014
“Home Patterns”
From the series ‘Home souvenir’
Photographies, Black and white, 10 x 10 cm
Lima, 2013

 2013, I came back home.
After living abroad for several years, I came back ‘home’ to my parents’ house. It didn’t feel like home anymore until I saw. I was lying on my bedroom’s floor, and there the corner of the wooden closet, home. I recognised that corner, the wood, the ceramic floor, the ceramic baseboard. I stood up and with my camera I looked for all these corners that said to me ‘welcome home’. 
I didn’t remain there too long and eventually I came back to Switzerland, it’s been 7 years now and still these pictures of those patters feel like home.

1. Bedroom, That corner. 2. Terrace, Family lunch on Sundays.3.  Kitchen, She is gifted, handmade curtain. She learned only by seeing. 4. Stairs, The house axis. 5. Studio, Blinds, these knots were made for our safety when me and my siblings where kids, they got never unknoted. 6. Floors, Those ceramics were not able to be replaced when they got old and broken. 7. Pool, The biggest investment, payed off. 8. Dining-room, Always ingenious, security mecanism.

“Camino al Sur: Ocupacion de territorio”
Visual Essays, Lima, Zurich, 2012

“Ciudad Invisible”, Lima, 2013

A Visual Documentation. Lima, 2012 
The whole documentation here

“What do you see?”, Zurich, 2012

“The Right Hand”
2016 - 2019

#vulnerability #chronic-illness #testimony #art
When I was 23 years old I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
It affected mostly my hands.
In 2016 I had to have my first hand-surgery due losing range of movement. My right hand was the first to go and 2017 the left one.

I am an artist.

I work with my hands.

These body of works showned in an exhibition at the Helmhaus Zurich were developed during the years of recovery and healing process, 2016 - 2019

The whole “after-surgery” phase shifted perspectives, it was a healing process.

Exhibition’s views at Helmhaus Zürich, 2019
©Photos,Helmhaus Zurich
︎ Texts, Press 
︎ “The Beauty out of it”, 3 Volumes
︎  “The Right Hand” Video Link

“The Right Hand”
Helmhaus Zürich, Auf der Suche, 2019

Exhibition’s brochure
Text: Nadja Baldini


Kunstbulletin, November 2019
If you want to find out more or support my publication project “The beauty out of it” please feel free to contact me:
Thank you


Fankhauser Simone, “Persönlich, Leben mit RA”,
forumR Magazine, 2|2020 Nr. 140, Zurich Switzerland
June, 2020

“Auf der Suche”
Exhibition at Helmhaus Zürich, Sept-Nov 2019
︎︎︎ “The Right Hand”

“The beauty out of it”
3 handmade volumes, 2019
Assembled and bound by hand, format: 28 x 40cm aprox.

“The Right Hand”, Helmhaus Zürich, Auf der Suche, 2019

Vol. 2 “Peach”  (clic to video)


Vol. 3 “Handmade” (clic to video)

To find out more on the project “The Beauty out of it” please feel free to contact me:
Thank you
Vol. 1 “Nature” (clic to video)


   Lucid dreams, 2014    

 Trespassing, 2013    


  Alltag, 2015           





  Alltag, 2016           





  Alltag, 2017         





“Kitchen Poetry”
Bertastrasse, Zürich, 2014

Wipkingen, Zürich, 2015

Birmensdorferstrasse, Zürich, 2016

 to be continued ...

©2022 _Alejandra Jean-Mairet