Oskar Alvarado born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Oskar Alvarado is a visual artist currently living in Barcelona. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Basque Country University (UPV), a MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media at Higher School of Design (ESDI) in Barcelona and a Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives at Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB).
In his work, he creates visual worlds where people 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. He 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. His motivation is to continue exploring new emotional landscapes. Stagings of the strangeness, of the everyday life dramas hidden in suburban existence.
Alvarado’s work has been recognized in awards and mentions as: Sarajevo Photography Festival, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Festival Images Gibellina, OpenWalls Arles, Flow Photofest, Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship, Santiago Castelo International Photography Award, Life Framer Photography Award, Helsinki Photo Festival, Art Photo Bcn, Restart Lithuanian Photographers Association, Tokio International Foto Awards and IPA International Photography Awards.
His work has been selected and exhibited in several international photography festivals such as: Fotonoviembre Atlántica Colectivas (Spain), Photo Is:rael (Israel), Foto Arica Festival Internacional de Fotografía (Chile), Verzasca Foto Festival (Switzerland), Chambre 07 (France), Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia), Solar Foto Festival (Brazil), BFoto Festival (Spain) and Voies Off Awards (France).
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