Born in Frankfurt on the Main as a Swiss Alexandra Khan grew up near Zurich practical idealist with intuitive foresight; her father, an Afghani, comes from a land and she know only what she has read through books and narratives. From 1982 to 1988 she lived and worked in Florence as a specialist in the fashion industry. In 1996 she attended the International Summer Academy in Salzburg studying under Jacobo Borges (Venezuela) and in 2008 studying under Mohamed Abla (Egypt). From 2009 to 2011 she lived in Costa Rica, Central America and travelled to Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras developing as an artist and in her painting school of life. In 2018 she attended the International Summer Academy Venice, Italy studying under Attila Szücs (Hungary) over the last 30 years. As an artist, she has been expressing thoughts and emotions centred deep within her inner being through her work. The themes of her work focus on bridging the gap in between differences in people, opinions, schools of thoughts and ways of life. Her paintings are stories from a faraway world which can be found in each of us but to which we have partially lost access. Experiencing her works, one will encounter both, familiar and unfamiliar symbolism, exposing the belief that in one’s life everything is interwoven in a mysterious and magical way.
In 2017 Monteoliveto Gallery has invited Alexandra Khan to participate in the 2nd edition of the MadforNaples Gallery Project and she was so experiencing workshops, sites and the city of Naples. Successively she was part of the Cities of Europe Project in Paris (France), dedicated to the Neapolitan Tombola exhibition in 2018-2019.
In 2020 she was expected to participate to the closing event of the Naples Project reported to 2021 due to Covid-19. In 2021 she will be represented byMonteoliveto Gallery in the Lausanne Art Fair. In the artworks realized for the Naples and Paris exhibitions the red colour stands for love, passion and life, and the golden touch for the appreciation for Life, to go – as she says – closer to what makes us human.