2019 – work in progress — Spain
About this series
The contemplation of nature has served as a technological, scientific, philosophical or aesthetic inspiration in the evolution of the human race. But what will these imitation processes be like in the future?
With the gradual environmental degradation of the Earth, will the possibility of inhabiting new planets where we can recreate the landscapes and ecosystems in which we live, or contact with new forms of intelligence, completely change the concept of representation of reality that we know of?
Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Oskar Alvarado resides in Barcelona where he combines his work as a Photography teacher with the production of personal works. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Basque Country University, from which he received a grant to develop the photographic project Conexiones in an artist residence in Arteleku Art Center in San Sebastián.
He later moved to Barcelona to study photography and a MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New at Media Center d’Art i Disseny MECAD, ESDI.
He has been one of the winners of the Helsinki Photo Festival 2018 (Finland) and his work has been selected in different international festivals such as the Voies Off Awards in Arles (France), Solar Foto Festival in Fortaleza (Brazil) and the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).
2003 MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media. MECAD, ESDI. Barcelona, Spain
1996-97 Grisart International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain
1989-94 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts. UPV, Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain
Awards and Mentions / Selections
2019 IMAGO LISBOA PHOTO FESTIVAL. Photo Folio Review. Lisbon, Portugal – Selected
2019 LUCIE FOUNDATION. Chromalux X Fine Art Scholarship. Los Angeles, USA – Shortlisted
2019 PHOTOESPAÑA. Discoveries PHE19. Madrid, Spain – Selected
2019 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. London, UK – Nominee
2018 HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2018 TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018 SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected
2018 PH21 GALLERY. Nocturnal, a Curated International Photography Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary – Selected
2017 BURN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER FUND, Burn Magazine. USA – Shortlisted
2016 ADDIS FOTO FEST. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Selected
2014 VOIES OFF AWARDS. Arles, France – Selected
2016 Insomnia. La Grey, Space for Contemporary Creation. SCAN Tarragona 2016, International Photography Festival. Spain
Group exhibitions / Selection
2018 Insomnia. PH21 GALLERY. Nocturna, a curated international photography exhibition. Budapest, Hungary
2018 Insomnia. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Galleria Futura and Kellohalli. Helsinki, Finland
2016 Insomnia. ADDIS FOTO FEST. Sheraton Addis H. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2019 Where Fireflies Unfold. BURN MAGAZINE.
2019 Insomnia. LIFE FRAMER, Night life Editor’s Pick
2018 Lucernario. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Post HomoSapiens» An online exhibition curated by Mónica Allende