Narda Alvarado (La Paz, BO) is a racing daydreamer, bad poet, anarchist, non conformist conceptual artist, video game aficionado, non-practicing architect and an enthusiastic learner. Currently, she is re-defining her practice and acquiring new skills. She is in an exciting learning trip through fantastic colorful worlds, digital challenges, deep and sticky dungeons, extensive foggy nothings, infatuated processes, risky discoveries, nonconformist failures, romantic disasters, fascinating misunderstandings, conceptual encounters, and dromomaniac dreams. To obtain her M.S. in A.C.T. Narda is studying and linking boredom, car racing video games, the acquisition of skills, speed, time use, the pace of life, productivity, leisure, and Formula 1 as a medium, and form of self expression, self exploration, self knowledge and self reflection.
Studies: B.Arch. Architecture & Construction (La Paz, 2011). Philosophy (first year), Universidad Mayor de San Andres (La Paz, 2009). M.A. in Visual Arts, Research residency program, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam, 2004-2005). Biennials: 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Bienal del Fin del mundo (Ushuaia-Argentina, 2009), 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), Moscow Biennial (2007), 27th Sao Paulo Biennial (2006), Busan Biennial (2006), Bienal del Mercosur (Brazil, 2006), Bienal de La Habana (Cuba, 2005), Bienal De Ponta Cabeca (Brazil, 2002). Residencies: Agulhas Negras (Sao Paulo, 2009), El Basilisco (Buenos Aires, 2008), Kiosko (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 2008), JCVA Jerusalem Center for the Visual Arts (Jerusalem, 2007), Braziers Internacional Artist Workshop (London, 2001 & 2005). Solo shows: Galeria JM (Malaga -Spain, 2011). Galeria Kiosko (Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Bolivia, 2007). Museo Nacional de Arte (La Paz- Bolivia). Collective exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, U.S., France, Italy, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Iceland, Chile, Egypt, Turquey, England, Switzerland and Ireland among others. Publications: Contemporary Art in Latin America, Blackdog Publishing (London, 2009). 100 Contemporary Latin American Artists, EXIT (Spain, 2007).