CHILE

ANTON ALVAREZ

PRESENTATION

​Swedish-Chilean artist Anton Alvarez (1980) graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. His work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing objects.

Anton Alvarez invented his own machine, an extruder that emits an entire clay sculpture in one go. However, the process is not fully automated and requires the intervention of an operator responsible for regulating pressure, speed, size, impact, intention and judging the aesthetics. The titles of his artworks correspond to the date and time when they were made.

Similar to André Breton, through this project, Anton Alvarez tries to produce art automatically and without preconception, to create what he calls "unformulated objects".

His work has been exhibited internationally: Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan, Sweden, France, England, the United States, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Chile, Korea, Greece and Japan.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)

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2019

The Flavor is So Strong, Larsen Warner, Stockholm, Sweden
L'Ultima Cera, Church San Bernardino alle Monache, Milano, Italy

2018

Visual Vertigo, Espace Muraille, Geneva, Switzerland

2017

To plan the unexpected, Gallery Christian Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden

Tropicana (together with Jonathan Trayte), Christie's, London, UK
Uppsala Darling (together with Lisa Stenberg), Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

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2016

In Search of the Unknown, Gallery Machado-Muñoz, Madrid, Spain
Alphabet Aerobics, National Center for Craft and Design, Sleaford, UK
How Long is a Piece of Thread, Xue Xue institute, Taipei, Taiwan

2015

Show me Thread Wrapping, Show me Gallery, Encourados, Portugal
Wrapsody, Salon 94, New York, USA

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2014

Thread Wrapping Architecture, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed, Sweden
Thread Wrapping Architecture, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Wrappers Delight, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, England

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GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

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2019

Sous La Peau, Double V Gallery, Marseille, France
Virgula Divina (duo show with Cathrin Hoffmann), Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ceramic Momentum, Staging the Object, Clay Keramikmuseum Denmark, Middelfart, Denmark
Light of Chile, 193 Gallery, Paris, France

2018

The Most Real Thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture, New Art Center, Roche Court, England
Market Art Fair, Christian Larsen gallery, Liljevalch konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Unsighted, Milan, Italy
MDR, Collectible Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

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2017

Arcade x Christan Lersen Gallery, London, UK
Salon 94, Frieze, London, UK
Gustavsbergs Konsthall Revisited, Gustavbergs konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden
The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn New York, USA
Midtown, Salon 94, New York, USA
Scabellon, Double V Gallery, Marseille, France

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2016

The Plinth Project, Etage Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
LIFT-ON / LIFT-OFF, CRIPTA747, Turin, Italy
Area / Test, El Matadero, Madrid, Spian
Wild Things, Texture Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium
The Death of Ceramics, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm, Sweden
Color Your Life, Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea

2015

Här och nu, Västerås Konstumeum, Västerås, Sweden
Open Ended by Lidewij Edelkoort, Kazerne Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Salon 94, Frieze, New York, USA
Subjectivities, National Museum @ Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

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2014

Salon 94, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
Space Craft, The National Center for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire, UK
Konsthallen Hishullt twentieth anniversary exhibition, Hishullt Konsthall, Hishullt, Sweden
Área Bordes, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile
Architecture of Enjoyment, Fokidos 21 and Marcelle Josepg Projects, Athens, Greece
Salon 94, Frieze, London, UK
Thread Wrapping Architecture 290414, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, UK
Design At Large, Design Miami / Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Space Craft, Platform, London, UK
Every color is divine, Kvadrat, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Desiderabilia, INR, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Between two chairs, a book, The Boghossian Fondation, Brussels, Belgium
Alpine Project, Kissthedesign Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
Drawn From, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, England

2013

Mastering Design, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
Wonderland, 19 Greek Street, London, England
The Second Life of Roy G Bic, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, England
Gallery Libby Sellers, Design Miami / Basel, Switzerland
A Palazzo Gallery, Art Brussels, Belgium
Nomadismi, Altai Galelry, Milan, Italy
Works, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
At Palazzo Gallery, MiArt, Milan, Italy
Out of the Woods, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Örnsbergsauktionen, SFP Örnsberg, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Sunset Therapy Center, Minibar Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden
Digital Crystal, Design Museum, London, England
Contemporary Collected, Midori.so, Tokyo, Japan
Rca Collective Mmxii, DDW, Eindhoven, Holland
Cutting Edge, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, England
Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs, V&A, London, England
A Spacial Suprice, Mint Gallery, London, England
Sustain Rca, Royal College of Art, London, England
RCA 175 Summer Show, Battersea, London, England
Tropical Heat, Henry Moore galleries, Royal College of Art, London, England
RCA Paradise, Lambrate, Milan, Italy
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, England

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2011

Resonance, Chappel of Bond Street, London, England

2010

Prezetwory 5, Soho Factory, Warszawa, Poland
Friday Late, V&A, London, England

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2009

Sakernas tillstånd, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Degree Show Konstfack, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

Kaledio grant exhibition, Kaledio, Uppsala, Sweden

PRESS

2019

Las Útimas Noticias: Chilena con celebro de oro plantea enigma artístico in Paris

El Mercurio: Lights of Chile, the unpublished exhibición de arte national en París

EXHIBITIONS AT THE 193 GALLERY