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Narda Alvarado

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FORCED LANDING, 2001 Documentation of Landscape Intervention © Artist
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SILENCE, 2002 Action/performance Documentation. Digital Print on Thick Poster Paper, Sepia Colors, Matte Finish. 90 X 60 Cm. (including the White Border). © Artist
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FROM THE ATLANTIC WITH LOVE , 2002-2003 Video-performance Color, Sound, 7.35 Min. © Artist and Edil Dávalos
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OLIVE GREEN, 2003 Video-performance Color, Sound, 4.30 Min. © Artist
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ROMANTIC FUCKED UP, 2007 - 2009 Digital Collage & Powerpoint Presentation 7.30 Min. Loop © Artist (with the collaboration of Oscar Barbery)
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GOOD, REGULAR AND BAD IDEAS , 2005 Installation 150 Prints of Ideas (classified as Good, Regular and Bad). Hand Drawn Digital Drawings, Mounted on Wood & Sealed With Epoxy. © CAB archive
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CONSTRUCTION OF IDEAS, 2006 3D Video Animation Color. Sound. 4.25 Min. © Artist
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POLYTHEIST ECLECTIC EVERLASTING DAILY PARTY, 2009 Video & Animation With Hand Drawn Digitally Painted Drawings. Color, Sound, Music, Voice Off in Spanish (english and Portuguese Subtitles). 16min. © Artist
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BEAUTIFUL MUNDANE, 2011 Video-compilation of Home-made YouTube Videos Colour, Sound, 5.16 Min. © Artist
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GOING AND GOING: A PAPER RACING VIDEO GAME... experimental version , 2012 Video Presenting Diverse Ideas for the Design of a Computer Racing Video Game With Manually Animated Hand Drawn Props and Drawings. Color, Sound, 8.35 Min. © Artist
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ROMANTIC BOREDOM HAS NEVER BEEN SO EXCITING, 2011 Video-projection-performance of a Gameplay Experience Colour, Sound, 7.25 Min. © Artist
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TIME, Work in progress. 2011 - present. Collages Made From Time Magazine’s Cutouts (issues Jun 22, 2009 to May 20, 2011). Notebook. Marble Cover. 80 Sheets. Plain. 20# Heavyweight Paper. 20 X 26 Cm. Open: 40 X 26 Cm. © Artist
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VIDEO ART IN BOLIVIA: THEORETICAL APPROXIMATIONS AND VIDEOGRAPHY, 2010 Printed Publication © Artist
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CLOUDY EYELASHES, DREAMS AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP, 2013 - 2014 Digital Poster © Artist
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LABORATORY OF RADIO and SOUND EXPERIMENTATION: RADIO ALAs AMÉRICA (Wings for America Radio), 2014 Poster of the Event © ALA: Nicolas Grum
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Research book: EXPEDITION TO THE ISLA CLEAR OF UNDERSTANDING, September 2013 - present Digital Image of Final Presentation: a Box Containnig the 7 Volumes. © Artist
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CONCEPTUAL GEOGRAPHY: Isla Clear of Understanding, 2013 - present Digital Image of 3D Model © Artist
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ARTISTIC CONFLICTS: Expedition Rotors (Volume I), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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POETRY: Cristal Clear Overwhelming State (Volume II), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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FIGURING OUT BOLIVIA: The Mount that Sings from its Core (Volume III), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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NIGHT & DAY DREAMS: An Office in the Clouds (Volume IV), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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LIFE, PASSION & LOVE IN THE XXIST CENTURY: Passionate Volcano (Volume V), September 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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IDEAS, CREATIVITY & ART: When the Brain Bubbles (Volume VI), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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TECHNOLOGY, VELOCITY, PRODUCTIVITY: Tech-Power Station (Volume VII), 2013 - present Digital Image 22.9 X 17.8 Cm. © Artist
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COVERS (7 volumes): Isla Clear of Understanding, 2013 - present Digital Images © Artist
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Bolivia
Works in
her mind.
Schools
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012, M.S. in Art, Culture and Technology
Universidad Nuestra Señora de La Paz, 2011, B.Arch. in Architecture & Construction
Rijksakademie Van beeldende Kunsten, 2005, M.A. in Visual Arts
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, studying philosophy, 2014
Statement

Narda Alvarado is a researcher, nonconformist, aspiring poet, escapist and Formula 1 lover. 

She uses artistic thinking as a tool to think about life, to relate to the world and to understand art itself. In this attempt to do philosophy with art, her search emerges from the cultural, artistic, existential, or even sentimental conflicts and interests that any context presents in her life.

Narda makes art because it allows her to interpret reality on her own terms or to escape from it if necessary. So, she can build an anarchic, romantic and contradictory world... an imperfect paradise where nothing is impossible.

The form and topics of her work emerge from the natural oscillation she experiments amongst fascination or curiosity (modes of exploration) and academic boredom or non-conformism (tools of renovation or change).

Since her practice comes about to confusion or crisis constantly, it has developed into a method of expansion and of arrangement of chaos, where the subjects she works with cover a vast range: art, poetry, culture, technology, sports, dreams, creativity, feminism, identity, productivity…

In her research, she resorts to artistic, architectural, scientific and philosophical methodologies, tools and knowledge. Narda uses different artistic mediums and media (drawing, video, animation, digital images, objects, performance, installation…) and forms of production (organization of events, publications, workshops, research projects: about video-art, video games, home-made videos, radio).

Narda is trying to become an artist that meddles in her context and expands her actions within society. She aims to build reality or refract it poetically, at least. She would like to make an art  that fluctuates with the paths of her own life and to produce thinking consistent with the XXI century´s demands.