Born 1975, La Paz, Bolivia. Lives and works in La Paz.
From the Atlantic with Love, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia.
Selected group exhibitions
27th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Art Does Not Deliver Us From Anything at All, ACC Gallery, Weimar.
30th Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland.
Live Screen at Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Theatre, London.
Videografías in (visibles), Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain.
Joan Jonas, Narda Alvarado, Sung Hwan Kim, Seth Price, David Maljcovich, Le Plateau, Paris.
In Narda Alvarado’s video performances everydayness turns into a theatrical act where each ‘actor’ is a defined character with individualized eurhythmics. The artist’s set ‘roles’ are interwoven in a sequence of ironic mise-en-scenes which are filled with visual and social humor. The theme of the performance ‘Olive-green’ becomes a certain type of parody on a demonstration: ralliers block up the road, calmly eating olives, and they are confronted by policemen in olive-green uniforms. This paradoxical, almost surreal situation, the discrepancy of the characters’ behavior becomes not only a social criticism but it also forces the viewer to realize the sterotypicality of his perception.
Narda Alvarado (Bolivia)
Olive Green, 2003
Video, 4.30 min
Courtesy the artist