Her language explores dichotomies of the optimistic and the cynical, the comedic and the pensive.
With a strong focus on conceptual photography, predominantly staged self-portraits, her work presents narratives that challenge the status quo of the quotidien, exposing layers of complexity seemingly invisible to the eye. Her language explores dichotomies of the optimistic and the cynical, the comedic and the pensive, the forbidden and the compliant, the absurd and the spiritual. Through her installations and performance works, Alcántara is able to engage with the audience herself, blurring the lines of the intimate and the public.
During the pandemic Alcántara’s work went viral online, giving her career a pivotal push. She resorted to photography as a way to release her own uncertainties, fears and anxieties caused by the pandemic, resulting in an unprecedented public response as everyone could relate to these universal themes.