Costanza Alvarez De Castro

Resident artist

Costanza Alvarez De Castro
Events

Giorno di festa
Dec 12, 2017 - Jan 12, 2018

Opening
Mar 9, 2019

Kou Gallery is a pro-bono exhibition space that does not sell directly. The sale of the works is made directly by the artist.

Constanza Alvarez de Castro was born, in Rome, in 1989, from an Italian father and Salvadoran mother. He graduated from the Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, and then continued his studies at La Sapienza University, graduating in 2010 in Economics of International Cooperation and Development. After graduating, driven by her passion, always cultivated for art, she decided to dedicate herself exclusively to painting and dance. So he began working in the world of set design, cinema and theatre. In 2011, he collaborated, as assistant to the master set designer Jean Rabasse, in the making of the film Io e Te, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The meeting with Jean Rabasse is crucial for Constance, and leads her to enroll, in 2012, at the Institut Superieur de Peinture Van Der Kelen et Logelain in Brussels, where she will graduate, distinguishing herself as the best student of her course. In 2013, he works for the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, devoting himself with passion to learning ancient painting techniques, in particular those related to the painting of backdrops. This experience allows you to improve and increase your technical skills and to deal with very large formats. Later, he devoted himself exclusively to easel painting, in which he could reconcile his technical skills with greater freedom of expression. In April 2015, he presented himself to the public for the first time with a solo exhibition, curated by Valentina Moncada, at the Spazio Cerere in Rome. In the same year, he participated in the Sumarte2015 competition, in El Salvador, exhibiting the work Melagrana, which at the end of the exhibition, will be beaten and sold at auction. In March 2016, she participated in the BP Award, a worldwide competition organized by the National Portrait Gallery in London, presenting the portrait of Carlo, which will make her select from among the first four hundred, of over three thousand candidates. Also in 2016, he donated the Martinello canvas to the Palazzo della Provincia di Cosenza, which was shown in the group exhibition organized and curated by Roberto Bilotti for the six hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Francis of Paola. Participate again in the edition of Sumarte2016, presenting the Trittico with oranges and lemons. Finally, on November 5, 2016 he opens his second solo exhibition, Natura in Scena curated by Giovanni Argan, at the MakeMake Space in Rome. In 2017 participates in the second edition of Rome Art Week, the week of contemporary art in Rome.

In 2017 Costanza created "a painting for Marguerite", an artistic charity project. On 20 June he presented his initiative to the public at Casa Franchetti and succeeded in carrying out an educational charity project in Rwanda.


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Kou Gallery is a pro-bono exhibition space that does not sell directly. The sale of the works is made directly by the artist.