Oskar Alvarado Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Based in Barcelona.
I create visual worlds where characters appear to interact in intimate spaces. In bounded territories to explore our identity.
Places to show our fragility. The permanent duality in which we live: the conflict between what we appear to be and our true selves.
I put the focus on the moment that consciousness and unconsciousness are found, where reality and fiction blur the border and coexist in the mind in a recreation of two parallel worlds that make up our essence.
My motivation is to continue exploring new emotional landscapes. Stagings of the strangeness, of the everyday life dramas hidden in suburban existence.
2003 Master on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art i New Media, MECAD, Media Centre d’Art i Disseny of the Superior School of Design ESDI. Barcelona.
1995-97 GrisArt, Superior School of Photography. Barcelona.
1989-94 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country. Leioa - Bizkaia, Spain.
2016 Selected for the Addis Foto Fest 2016. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2016 Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival. Athens, Greece.
2014 Selected for Voies Off Festival. Arles, France.
1998 Selected for Voies Off Festival. Arles, France.
1994 Grant from the University of the Basque Country to develop the series Conexiones in an artists in residence in Arteleku. San Sebastián, Spain.