Jairo Alvarez

Country: Denmark 🇩🇰

Jairo Alvarez (born 1990) is an argentinian-italian photographer and visual artist. He grew up in a village surrounded by fields and a lagoon, spending much of his time drawing. As time went by, he abandoned the drawing and at age of 20 began to become interested in photography. From that moment on, his life has been marked mainly by his travels and his art-projects.
His photographs are immersed in an atmosphere in which the chronological time is not defined, but at the same time refer to everyday situations. He works on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world. Alvarez has been involved in projects with La Macina di San Cresci, University of Florence, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Greve in Chianti, Argentinian Embassy in Budapest, Municipality of Budapest and Budapest Projekt Gallery among others. His goal is to create a space where everything is possible, where the everyday mixes with the oniric, the rational with the irrational, convinced that there are so many realities as interpreters. His work has been awarded internationally in photo festivals in Mexico and Italy, and has been the winner of several fellowship programs in artist residences around Europe that have led him to create in very different environments and cultures. Alvarez has held solo exhibitions in galleries such Budapest Projekt Gallery, Hungary; Ruben&Carla in Berlin, La Macina di San Cresci, Italy, in addition to other group exhibitions. In March 2019 has held his last solo exhibition "Asymptotes" at Három Hét Gallery as part of the Budapest Photo Festival.
Alvarez is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.