Álvaro Negro

Álvaro Negro works in different media. Best known as a painter, he become more interested in time through investigations in the nature of photography, the still and the moving image. Last projects exists at this hybrid territory, where he explores the “variations in awareness” in observing reality. He seeks the delay in the states that stop time at the same time as recording it.

His project "Monteagudo" focuses on the eponymous place in rural Galicia, where the German sculptor Ulrich Rückriem has installed one of his most ambitious sculptural interventions, which is arranged by pointing at strategic places according to the geography and landscape features in the space.

"Monteagudo. Natureza! Estás soa?" is the title of the film and the project's main piece. Filmed over a period of three years, it consists of a set of still shots in which light, weather and the passage of the seasons are recorded in the images like signs of the interaction between the sculpture and its surroundings. In this sense, the construction of a landscape between the static (sculptural) and the temporal (natural phenomena) takes as its motto Derrida's phrase: "nature does not exist, only its effects".
Who Álvaro Negro Romero Born Spain, 1973
What Artist Artisticname Álvaro Negro
Activity Gathering Spain Web www.alvaronegro.com


Monteagudo. Natureza! Estás soa?

Cinematic arts artists book, landscape, conceptual, land art

Exhibitions (selection)

  • “Abro a janela e respiro o ar fresco do fin do mundo”, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisboa, Portugal, 2010
  • “Arquitectura de sons infraleves”, Galería Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal, 2006
  • “Ok! Inside, Time and Outside”, Galería Fúcares, Madrid, Spain, 2005
  • “Lugares de Incerteza”, dentro del proyecto “Look up! Natural Porto Art Show”, Palacete Pinto Leite, Oporto, Portugal, 2010
  • “Mapas, cosmogonías e puntos de referencia”, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2007
  • “Cine y casi cine” (programa audiovisual), MNCARS, Madrid, Spain, 2005

Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • 2º premio Concurso Bienal de Fotografía Purificación García, Spain, 2010
  • Beca Unión Fenosa de creación artística en el extranjero, Spain, 2007
  • Beca de la Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza para la ampliación de estudios de posgrado. MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK, 2002

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. Cookies are files stored in your browser and are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience.
By continuing to use our website without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More Information (Spanish)