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The value of responsibility in a disconnected society:

Ana Álvarez-Errecalde unifies her condition as artist and woman to combine two remarkable features: importance to the undervalued and transgression. As a visual artist she contributes to the construction of references of identity and gender to add to the imagery of a society that needs them. Situated on the margins of power, her work goes against societal mandates which imply the testing of alternatives and conceptualized proposals in order to carry out her work.

Ana Álvarez-Errecalde shares her experience about art as a catalyst for personal and social change. She started her career as an artist soon after her first son was born with a severe neurological condition in 1999 and turned to photography as a way cope and honor her son´s presence and beauty, regardless of his many challenges. 

 

BIOGRAPHY
 

Ana Álvarez-Errecalde is an Argentinian born artist based in Barcelona.  She delves into personal experiences such as vital cycles, immigration and motherhood. Ana is passionate about issues on childbirth, which she has addressed in the projects The Birth of My Daughter (2005) and Cesarean: Beyond the Wound (2009) and is critical of our unsatisfied consumerist society as seen in projects such as More Store (2008) and Objectivity (2017). Her work has been featured in international press, books and magazines. She has exhibited throughout Europe and South America where examples of solo exhibitions include the City of Women Festival in Ljubljana Slovenia, the Centro Cultural de Espana in Buenos Aires Argentina, Galerija Klovicevi in Zagreb Croatia and the FAD-Foment Art i Disseny in Barcelona Spain.