we are nature

Join me exploring a changing world through the lens of science,

existensialism and symbolism, using photography, film and

installations as tools to create experiences of a timeless awareness.

I team up with scientists, musicians and other creators to make

interdisciplinary, collaboration projects.

Let me know if you want to collaborate!

”My projects spring from a desire to find ways of portraying nature

in a heightened sense of being. How can we create a healing

and beautiful presence in the midst of climate change, wars, poverty,

environmental destruction and the extinction of species?

I believe in creating connection and awareness to our living world.

After all, we are nature.”

Iris Alexandrov, 2024

my mission

A conscious and nurturing co-existence with all living things is the essence of my ​creative work. My purpose is to examine the connection of humans and nature through ​the creation of experimental visuals where reality and possibility meet.

I create new worlds by combining photography, motion picture and sound. Through ​meditation and dreams, I travel to the past, through the present to the future

Awareness and insight come in many forms. As a project manager I merge ideas ​collected from popular culture, science and cultural traditions. I often work closely with ​scientists, musicians, philosophers, spiritual teachers and indigenous people to explore ​and deconstruct norms and ideas.

The desire to uncover, create and transcend is often what brings us together. My work ​aims to visualise stories through large format visuals, (the largest being 125 meters) as ​well as installations through photography, motion picture, sound and sculptural ​objects.

"Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside of you.”


2016- Diana/Artemis, The mythology series

ongoing ​projects

Right now you can visit Göteborgs Naturhistoriska (The natural history museum of Gothenburg)

and the exhibition WOODLANDS to explore more of my works. Exhibition open 1/6-4/11- 2024.


Diving in the shallow bays of the Swedish west coast depicting the life under surface together with The ​Gothenburg University and the Marine biological station Kristineberg. The project started 2023 and will ​display photographs, installations and film showing the important habitats of the western sea in Sweden ​pairing sience with painterly depictions of a world of life.

2024 - 2025

The work with the project The Mineral Realm, started in Marocco 2023 travelling with the amazigh,

more commonly known as the Berbers, the nomads of the desert and the mountains of Marocco.

Sounds and vibrations are collected together with objects, photographs and installations creating ​mysterious worlds inspired by the dormant wisdom of minerals.

2024 - 2025

2024- A Wooden song, excerpt of installation from the exhibition WOODLANDS,

2022– Sierra Bernia, Between the mountains and the sea



2022- The Swamp, The soul of the forest

2022- Changing landscapes, Between the mountains and the sea

2023- Dying Cudu, Dream Voyage

The installation “Changing landscapes” was created to celebrate the stillness within change.

The 4 minute installation* shows a slow transitional movement in a slow meditative pace,

where the change takes place in the shifting of details, structures and colors.

The artwork was created with space for contemplation as well as the possibility of drifting

away from thoughts into the present moment

Changing Landscapes is a part of the project Between the Mountains and the Sea,

depicting the area where I live in Spain through the meditations of Thích Nhất Hạnh

where we use nature as an anchor to hold on to in times of change.

Dying Cudu is a part of the work “Dream Voyage” that was shown during the fall of 2023 at ​Fotografiska, Stockholm in collaboration with Fujifilm.

“Dream Voyage is a project about highlighting the in-betweens, the emotional lines that runs ​between nature and human, human to human, and nature itself.

I want find a new gaze where we try to look at, and depict, the natural world beyond

the hierarchic positions and generalisations that has been the norm for hundreds of years in our ​western societies. Where the different species are depicted both in vulnerable and peculiar ways. ​By drawing out a dreamy emotional map focusing on beauty, equality and diversity, I hope it will ​raise awareness and focus on both environmental values and threats, as well as the breaking of ​boundaries between people and nature. It’s time to comprehend that we are one- and that our ​thoughts, structures and actions affect all life on the planet.”


2023- Whispers from the blue, The West Coast Nursery project

The Swedish west coast nursery- An exploration of shallow bays on the West Coast

"The Swedish west coast nursery" is an art project that explores and interprets

the shallow bays on the Swedish west coast through photography, installations and film,

the project wants to raise awareness and curiosity about the unique beauty, importance and fragility

of these bays. The project combines art and science in a tribute to the small life,

In the short film Whispers from the Blue, the viewer embarks on a journey into the world of these

shallow bays. We get to explore the rich marine biology- we meet jellyfish, crabs and sea needles

among seaweed, sand and eel grass.

2023- Chorda filum, The West Coast Nursery project

Vogue Scandinavia #001

Merging with nature, 2020, is a project assigned by Vogue Scandinavia to create a digital and printed story exploring the merging between human and nature.

The cover of the Vogue Scandinavia #001 and a reportage with superstar environmentalist Greta Thunberg, and the three part sustainable fashion story in 28 pages “Merging with nature” as well as a digital meditation film.


The shortfilm Voices is a commissioned art project for Flourishing Diversity in 2019 to raise awareness for indigenous peoples in the world. The project was shown in IUCN Marseilles 2021 and at World Expo in Dubai 2022.

By intertwining cinematic art from the world of nature with the powerful stories of the indigenous peoples represented, both the challenges and the remarkable beauty of the remaining ecosystems juxtaposed makes this a testimony for generations to come. To see the full movie, please click here.

2018- Sky, Sea & Horizon, The archipelago Anthem, 2018

Sky, Sea & Horizon is a triptych of 3 x 28 m photographs and poetry displayed outside of Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Archipelago Anthem consists of an installation in the arrivals hall at Landvetter Airport which includes a film projection and sound.

The motif of a horizon of water and sky changes slowly during the hours of the day. Its location with reclining seats at the arrivals hall can inspire a meditative calm as well as reason for reflection. The sound element consists of natural sounds from the archipelago, digital soundscapes together with vibrations at 582 Hz, sound waves that are believed to have ability to heal and calm the body and mind.

About me

Iris Alexandrov, (born 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an artist who works with installations, film, sound and photography.

Her projects focuses on existential questions where she uses various representations of nature as a way to convey emotions and create healing experiences. Alexandrov works with multimedia, often in large-scale experiential formats in the intersection between conceptual art and a documentarian narrative.

Her method is interdisciplinary, she merges science, philosophy, and esotericism to create new stories and experiences of nature.

Aleaxndrov wants to use art as a tool to create experiences of awareness and presence in a time of anthropogenic challenges.

She mixes natural science research with old wisdom cultures and sensory expressions to find new ways of describing the relationship between human and nature.

Alexandrov has a BA in Fine Arts at Konstfack, Stockholm, and a educational background in art science at Stockholm university as well as photography from Valand, Gothenburg and Fotoskolan STHLM, Stockholm.

Between 2016-2023 Alexandrov worked in the artist duo Alexandrov Klum. From 2023 Alexandrov is working with projects in Sweden, Marocco and Spain.


2024 Woodlands, National Museum of Natural History Gothenburg

2023 Whispers from the blue, The West coast nursery project.

Kristineberg forskningsstation, Havets Hus, Lysekil

2022 The soul of the forest, Läckö Castle

2022 Between the mountains and the sea, Grand Cathedral, Stockholm

2019 The waves, Stockholm Concert Hall

2018 Tales from reality, Stockholm Concert Hall

2017 The trilogy of Loneliness I-III, Konstfack Stockholm

2016 The Crack, Art Forum, Norrköping

2014 The man deconstructed, Center for Photography, Stockholm

Group exhibitions

2023 Dream Voyage, Fotografiska Stockholm

2022 Voices, World Expo Dubai

2021 Voices, IUCN Marseilles

2017 Abysmal, The Klara cinema, Kulturhuset Stockholm

Public commissioned art

2020 Green reflections, Liljefors School, Uppsala

2020 The mountain wall, K2 restaurant and bar, Uppsala

2019 Sky, sea & horizon, The Archipelago anthem,

Landvetter airport, Gothenburg

2019 The Oak forest, Gränby school, Uppsala


Iris Alexandrov


Studio visits

By appointment in Stockholm, Sweden or Altea, Spain

+46 733 16 56 66