Cathy Alvarez – Customized residency

L’imprimerie welcomes Cathy Alvarez in residency. She continued her research on the photographic image in two projects about the notion of anonymity and the reconstruction of an erased identity. The first project is the conception of an artist’s book, and the second is a picture collection of archaeological objects that retrace the history of her grandfather’s resistance during Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. Cathy Alvarez’s artistic approach is based on the archive and the found image whose she reconstructs and reinterprets their history.

Photo credit: Fabienne Petitjean

Biography

Born in Liège in 1978 of Spanish parents, Cathy Alvarez is a self-taught artist, she works with photographic images and likes to explore new mediums such as ceramics or embroidery. After a degree in Romance Philology at the University of Salamanca in Spain, she moved to her hometown and took courses in the history of cinema at the university and studied photography at the Saint-Luc Institute in Liege. She participates in various cultural and artistic projects for the educational service of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi. In 2012, 2016 and 2018 she is in charge of the mediation of the Biennale de l’Image Possible (BIP°) for the Cultural Center Les Chiroux and animates creation workshops around the image and the textile with various publics. She regularly exhibits in various museums and galleries such as La Boverie in Liege, La Châtaigneraie in Flémalle, Le Tamat in Tournai, Le Musée Arts&Marges in Brussels and recently in Beijing. Since 2018, she offers artistic workshops in her personal studio.

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