Alessandra originally trained at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" where she obtained an MA in Art History and a postgraduate diploma in Art Management Psychology. In 2012 she was awarded a practice-based PhD in Visual Cultures by the University of the West of Scotland.
She is now based in Glasgow and is a tutor in art and design and module leader for Critical and Cultural Studies at the Interactive Design Institute (Edinburgh).
Her artworks comprise installation, photography and performance. At the origin of her creative practice is research into melancholic myths, invisible geographies, memories, haunted landscapes and the ephemerality of being.