Ana de Alvear | Biography
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Biography

Madrid, Spain, 1962

Ana de Alvear uses archetypes focusing specially in the self-esteem and it’s development.

These archetypes are used in order to facilitate the identification or cause it’s rejection in the viewer who is doomed to have to overcome his reluctance to get to the fundamental wisdom of his own identity.

Identity which is the being, printed in his own diversity … This can have infinite number of ways including those that we like and those which we don’t like… those which touch us either positively or negatively.

The viewer is doomed to reflect his own visual prototypes and archetypes regarding the infantile or the adult and so could solve this paradigm individually.

“Wanting to be something we are not prevents us from seeing how wonderful we really are and so we loose the chance to make our dreams come true”. [Ana de Alvear]

The Spectator is involved in a dialogue, which transforms his/her physical and spiritual perception, challenging their archetypal feelings by separating the elements of the reality to which they belong, changing its intrinsic meaning.

In her film work she appeals to the Spectator as an individual, suggesting the identification with the main character, enabling the viewer “To see with others eyes perspective”. This new point of view “gives us the chance to discover ourselves, because that ‘OTHER’ allows us to see ourselves like through a mirror” [Ana de Alvear].

Ana de Alvear

Madrid, Spain, 1962
Throughout visual tales she invites us “To find the limits of ourselves taking the chance to move from our usual environment, making it possible to discover that it depends on us to go anywhere, that we can embrace the hole and that nothing can escape from us, because we are all”
[Ana de Alvear]

At the same time, the fascination in the aesthetic sense of simplicity where microcosms and macrocosms interact within an interchangeable poetic makes this metamorphosis possible, introducing the audience into a poetic space full of emotions.

Adjusting to each space specifically, her work is based mainly on multidisciplinary installations where new experimental materials and media play a fundamental role considering them part of the dialog.

Since 1997 she collaborates with her sister Maria de Alvear (Composer) so part of her work is related to avant-garde music productions in a pioneering work in Multidisciplinary concert.

Since 2003 she made several collaborations with Eduardo Polonio Electro acoustic avant-garde music composer as well as with the composer Jorge Fernández Guerra since 2010.

In 2014 is the world premier of “Georges Odysey” Multidisciplinary concert for the Trio Árbos in collaboration with 11 composers of 7 country’s among which are Jo Kondo ( Japan), Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (Germany), Tom Johnson (USA), Linda Catlin Smith (Canada), Klaus Lang (Austria), Walter Zimmermann (Germany) or Antoine Boiger (Holanda)

In 2006 she founded VIVA (Vital Internacional Video Art) conceived as a travelling exhibition with festival format, where international artists can find a meeting point for intellectual discourse, creating an exhibition network around the globe, in collaboration with curators, galleries, institutions, foundations and private collections.

  • Concert specific works
  • 2016

    – Teatro Universidad de Pamplona

    2015

    – Teatro Campoamor Oviedo España (5 representaciones)

    2014

    – Jornadas de Música conteemporánea, Segovia España
    – Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostella, España
    – Matineé – Museo Nacional centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, España
    – Museo Nacional centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, España
    – Romanischer Sommer, KCologne, Germany
    – Presentacion de Temporada CNDM 14/15 Auditorio de Camara del Auditorio Nacional, Madrid, España

    2013

    – Conservatorio Superior de Música Rafael Orozco, Cordoba, España
    – SMRC Cuenca España

    2012

    – Festival Latinoamericano de Música de Caracas – CASPM – Caracas, Venezuela

    2011

    – XIII Festival Barcelona Art Contemporani Spain

    2010

    – Espai Polivalent Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, España
    – CDMD Auditorium 400 at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, España

    2004

    – Alte Feuerwache, Köln, Germany
    – Podewil, Berlin, Germany

    2003

    – DLF Köln Sendesaal, Cologne Germany

    2002

    – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, España

    2000

    -Sound Symposium 2000, Memorial University School of Music,(MUN), St. John´s, Newfoundland, Canada.

    1999

    – M.E.I.A.C., Badajoz, España
    – “Al árbol del Norte” Sala Capitol de Cáceres, España
    – “la Luz de la Línea” Sala Capitol, Cáceres, España

    1998

    – Köln Fest II, Colonia, Germany
    – Gran Teatro de Cáceres, Cáceres, España
    – Festival Frau Música Nova en el W.D.R., Colonia, Germany
    – Festival Darmstadt, Germany

    1997

    – Galeria Tanja Grunert, Köln Fest I, Colonia, Germany

  • Screenings
  • 2014

    – 3º marathon de Videoarte en Casa Encendida, Madrid España

    2013

    – Circulo de Bellas Artes Tenerife, España

    2012

    – CaixaForum, Madrid España
    – Festival de cine pobre de Gibara, Cuba
    – “Dreamed City” Matadero, Madrid, Spain
    – “Mujeres indomables” cineteca del Matadero, Madrid, Spain

    2011

    – Moving Imagen Fair NY, USA
    – Muestra de Arte Audiovisual Fluido Plastico Soria, Spain
    – La noche en Blanco EXPOESIA 2011 Soria, Spain
    – Nits de deshieli I Art, 14ª edicion Valencia, Spain

    2010

    – Centre Pompidou, Paris España
    – Hara Museum Tokio, Japan
    – Bac Festival, Barcelona España
    – Monographic MOCA Seul Corea
    – EXiS.ORG Seul, Corea
    – Animayo, Gran Canaria, España
    – Nit d’Hielo i Art en l’exili 13 edició, Valencia, España
    – IN THE MOOD OF TODAY at Big screen Project 6th Ave, Manhattan NY, USA
    – IN THE MOOD OF TODAY at:
    – BDLL Barrio de Las Letras, Madrid, España
    – HUB Madrid, España
    – This is a Spuare, Madrid, España
    – “La conquista de la ciudad soñada” Experimenta at the Sesc Institution in Campinas, Brazil
    – Restless (E)Motion MOCA Seoul Korea
    – ‘Cecile’s Difference’, at Hip & Cool, II Picknik Festival Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, España
    – The III Edition Mouvart Festival – Dreamed City, Marceille, France
    – “Mujeres indomables” Centre Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison, Barcelona, España

    2009

    – Mujeres Indomables’, Fundación Miró, Barcelona
    – P.Art of your life, Zwolle, Netherland
    – Invideo, Milan, Italy
    – Loop Alternative Space, Seoul, Korea
    – Gouda Museum, Gouda, Netherlands
    – Artendencias, Madrid, España
    – Espacio Digital, Gran Canaria, España
    – Circulo de Bellas Artes ,Tenerife, España
    – Nits d’ aielo I art en l’ exili, Valencia, España

    2008

    – MoCA Shanghai China
    – Hara Museum Tokio Japam
    – CDMD Auditorium 400 at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, España
    – PhotoEspaña08, Madrid, España
    – The Kunstvlaai A.P.I., Biennale os Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2007

    – IV Ciclo de Música Contemparánea CIMTEC, Sevilla Transit, España
    – Instituto Cervantes, Tokyo, Japan
    – MAEM, Madrid, España
    – Oroon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    – Kunstcentrum Henuelo, Netherlands
    – Safe Fundation, Dalfsen Netherlands

    2006

    – Hara Museum Tokio, Japan
    – The Stad als Theater Zwolle Holland
    – Stedelijke Academie loor Beeldende Kunsten, Antwerpen Belgium
    – Confluencias, Huelva, España

    2005

    – Cité Universitaire Maison de l’Italie Paris, France
    – Loop Festival at the Ego Gallery Barcelona, España
    – “Encantos” – Internacional Art – festival Turín, Italy
    – Cinema Continua – Curator Pim Trooster at Galerie Het Langhuis Amsterdam, Netherlands
    – Aoyama Cultural Salon in colaboration with V-art Sardinia, Tokio Embassy of España. – Tokio, Japan.
    – Circulo Alice Guy del Cinema, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
    – Confluencias VI – Art and Technology at the edge of the millenium, Huelva, España.
    – Video Art – Festival Internazionale “Round 2005” – Rimini, Italy.
    – SAFE Fundation Zwollen, Netherlans

    2004

    – Waterman’s Art Centre London UK
    – Monographic at the V- art’ 04, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    – “Encantos” International Art – Festival, Turín, Italy
    – V – Art 04 Video Film Festival at Frankfurt, Germany
    – Confluencias, Arte y Tecnoligia al Borde del Milenio, Huelva, España
    – Video Art – Festival Internationale, Rimini, Italy

    2003

    – “Encantos” International Art – Festival, Turín, Italy
    – Monographic Night at the Video Art – Festival Internationale, Rimini, Italy
    – Pinacoteca Comunale “Carlo Contini” Oristano Sardinia, Italy
    – Circulo de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

    2002

    – Monographic Night at the V-Art’02 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    – Video Art – Festival Internationale, Rimini, Italy

  • Exhibitions
  • 2016

    – Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, España
    – Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, España
    – Casa Encendida, Madrid, España

    2015

    – Museo Lázaro Galdiano Madrid España

    2014

    – Annelien Kers Gallery (collective), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2013

    – Catedral de Cuenca, España

    2010

    – Centre d’Arte d’Alcoi, Valencia, España
    – Isabel Hurley Gallery, Malaga, España
    – Circulo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Gran Canarias, España

    2005

    – Galeria Ego Barcelona, España

    2004

    – Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, Tenerife, España
    – Zoo Frankfurt, Germany

    2003

    – Mull Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

    2002

    – Mull Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
    – Armory Show, New Yourk, U.S.A.

    2001

    – PhotoEspaña 2001, at the Gallery Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, España
    – Gallery Por Amor á Arte, Oporto, Portugal
    – Gallery Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, España
    – Artissima 2001, Torino, Italy
    – Tentaciones 2001, Madrid, España
    – Estampa 2001, Madrid, España
    -Telefonica Fundation, (collectiva), Madrid, España

    2000

    – Gallery Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, España.
    – Sala Plaza de España de la Comunidad de Madrid, (collectiva), Madrid, España
    – Estampa 2000, Madrid, España
    – Art Center EGO, (collectiva), at Sala Borrón, Oviedo, Asturias, España.

    1999

    – Former leather Factory Jacob Müller GMBH, Kirn / Nahe,Germany.
    – Former house of Auguste Schätzel, Rotmannstr. 1, Kirn / Nahe, Germany.
    – Galería Fernando Serrano, Moguer, Huelva, España
    – A.E.C.I. Spanish Agency of International Cooperation, (collectiva), La Paz, Bolivia.

    1998

    – Galería Fernando Serrano, Moguer, Huelva, España
    – Museo Postal y Telegráfico de Madrid, (collectiva), España

    1997

    – Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, (collectiva), Cuenca , España
    – Galería Montalbán, Madrid, España

    1996

    – Calcografía Nacional, (collectiva), Madrid, España
    – Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo, Madrid España

    1995

    – Museo Taurino, Córdoba, España
    – Sala Consulado del Mar, (collectiva), Burgos, España
    – Palacio de la Audiencia, (collectiva), Soria, España
    – Biblioteca de Castilla y León, (collectiva), Valladolid, España
    – Centro Cultural Cecilio Muñoz Fillol, (collectiva), Ayuntamiento de Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, España
    – Galería BAT, Madrid, España

    1994

    – Galería Cristal Arte, (collectiva), Cádiz, España
    – Cocheras del Rey, (collectiva), El Escorial, Madrid, España
    – Museo de Salamanca, (collectiva), España
    – Biblioteca Nacional, (collectiva), Madrid, España

    1993

    – Taller Mayor 28, Madrid, España

    1989

    – Galería Sen, Madrid, España

    1988

    – Centro Cultural Buenavista, (collectiva), Madrid, España
    – Ayuntamiento de Leganes, (collectiva), Madrid, España

    1986

    – Galería Luisa López, Tarragona, España
    – Galería Sen, Madrid, España

     
    Talks

    – 06/06/2014 IED Instituto Europeo de Diseño, Madrid, España
    – 03/10/14 Conservatorio Superior de Música, Madrid, España
    – 06/10/14 Auditorio 200 Museo Reina Sofía para Universidad Complutense, Madrid, España
    – 05/05/2010 Animayo, las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España