Portfolio Artworks / PROJECTS

Portfolio Cultural Mediation / LAB



Visual arts
of people
in specific contexts

ÁLVARO MARTÍNEZ ALONSO has a BA-MA in Fine Arts (Specialized in Time-based Arts) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2010) studying also at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao and at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, in Halle, Germany.

He has also a Bachelor's Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the University of Burgos specialising in painting and sculpture (2005).

PROJECTS - Based on personal experiences, Álvaro approaches close issues of the social and cultural context he lives with which a wider audience can quickly identify themselves.
He usually works with documentary images and photo essays focusing on the implicit meaning that can be given to them using visual metaphors, stereotypes, and other rhetorical tools.
Álvaro usually materializes his projects in formats well known to the general audience, traditionally considered functional, and characterized by a specific aesthetic linked to non-artistic disciplines such as archiving, cataloging, cartography, or even bureaucracy.

LAB - Álvaro combines his own artistic production by collaborating in participatory, collective and non-discriminatory art projects. In such projects Álvaro works as an artist, maker, social designer, art director, cultural manager and art mediator together with museums, other artists, local projects and educational, social and cultural initiatives such as:

Floating University e.V, Haus Bastian (Staatliche Museen Berlin), Young Arts DiversityGalerie Art Cru Berlin, GlogauAIR Artists In Residence, Archipel e.V, Young Arts NeuköllnTheater an der Parkaue, AStA Alice Salomon Hochschule,Theater Thikwa e.V, Freiraumlabor, Kuko-Kollectiv für Kulturökologie, Inartdis Projekt, Berlin Mondiale am Dammweg, ExMe - Theater Expedition Metropolis, Terre des Femmes, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V. or Kulturmühle Perwenitz e.V.

He has also worked for Ai Weiwei Studio, König GalleryGalerie Barbara ThummGalerie 100 KubikFilmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLFClara Trischler - Filmmaker, Daniel Simon Music or Midori Ceramics, among others.

Between 2012 and 2022 he has been working as artistic director of the visual arts studio at Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst.