Ana de Alvear was born in Madrid in 1962. She studied mainly in Spain, drawing and photography.
Since 1997 has a regular cooperation with her sister María de Alvear, who is a composer, creating several video and photo installations for her music/performances.
Adjusting to each space specifically, her work is based mainly on multimedia installations, where videos, films, slides and big format photography, as well as the viewers, play an important role. Through the cooperation with her sister, she began to work in Avangard Music productions experimenting the interactions between Sound and Imaging, interrelating the auditive and visual senses to be able to transport the performers and audience to physical and spiritual sensorial spaces. At the same time, the fascination in the aesthetic sense of simplicity where microcosmos and macrocosmos interact within an interchangeable poetic makes it possible to separate the elements off the reality to which they belong, changing its intrinsic meaning. This metamorphosis concerns the materialization of the space reality through the changes of perspective, which evokes a dialogue that transforms the physical and spiritual perception of the viewer, induced into a poetic space full of emotions and highly aesthetic.
Ana de Alvear is the Founder and Director of VIVA since 2006. http://www.viva.org.es/