Biography

Currently Stockholm based Swedish-Chilean Anton Alvarez is a 2012 graduate from the Royal College of Art in London. Alvarez originally studied cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack. Alvarez’s work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing objects and architecture. Alvarez work has been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Salon94 in New York, Xue Xue institute in Taipei and Gallery Libby Sellers in London.

EDUCATION

— Royal College of Art (MFA), London, England, 2010–2012
— Konstfack (BFA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2006-2009
— Stenebyskolan, Cabinetmaking, Dals Långed, Sweden, 2004–2006

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

— 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

2016

— In Search of the Unknown, Gallery Machado-Muñoz, Madrid, Spain
— Alphabet Aerobics, National Centre 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

2014

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

— 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 Centre, Roche Court, England
— Market Art Fair, Christian Larsen gallery, Liljevalch konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Unsighted, Milan, Italy
— MDR, Collectible Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

2014

— Salon 94, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
— Space Craft, The National Centre 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 colour is divine, Kvadrat, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
— Desiderabilia, INR, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
— Entre deux chaises, un livre, 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
— A 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

2011

— Resonance, Chappel of Bond Street, London, England

2010

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

2009

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

2007

— Kaledio grant exhibition, Kaledio, Uppsala, Sweden

Currently Stockholm based Swedish-Chilean Anton Alvarez is a 2012 graduate from the Royal College of Art in London. Alvarez originally studied cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack. Alvarez’s work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing objects and architecture. Alvarez work has been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Salon94 in New York, Xue Xue institute in Taipei and Gallery Libby Sellers in London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

— 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

2016

— In Search of the Unknown, Gallery Machado-Muñoz, Madrid, Spain
— Alphabet Aerobics, National Centre 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

2014

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

— 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 Centre, Roche Court, England
— Market Art Fair, Christian Larsen gallery, Liljevalch konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Unsighted, Milan, Italy
— MDR, Collectible Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

2014

— Salon 94, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
— Space Craft, The National Centre 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 colour is divine, Kvadrat, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
— Desiderabilia, INR, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy
— Entre deux chaises, un livre, 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
— A 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

2011

— Resonance, Chappel of Bond Street, London, England

2010

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

2009

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

2007

— Kaledio grant exhibition, Kaledio, Uppsala, Sweden

EDUCATION

— Royal College of Art (MFA), London, England, 2010–2012
— Konstfack (BFA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2006-2009
— Stenebyskolan, Cabinetmaking, Dals Långed, Sweden, 2004–2006