Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

From January to April 2022

Valentina Alvarado Matos

Skypaper semploys celluloid and ceramics to unfold a landscape formed by myriad geographies: travel, affection and politics

The skypaper project proposes a constructed-projected landscape of ceramics and film to reflect from the formal upon the materialities of these two languages (clay and celluloid): their tactile, physical and political conditions in terms of time and technology. A landscape that emerges from a reading of memory, travel and identity.


Through her multidisciplinary artistic practice, Valentina Alvarado (Maracaibo, 1986) explores the hybridisation of the different plastic languages that she uses- collage, ceramics, celluloid- establishing a dialogue in which the poetic and the political form an important part of her work.

Her work has been presented at Fabra i Coats, Arts Santa Mónica, La Casa Encendida, Viennale, S(8), XCèntric, L'Alternativa, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Oberhausen, the Punto de Vista Festival, Miquel Casablancas, SF Cinematheque, etc.

At the beginning of 2020 she travelled to Canada as part of a film residency at LIFT Toronto in collaboration with AC/E Cultura. 

In October 2020, together with Carlos Vásquez Méndez, she presented the film project cum installation And if Seeing was Fire at La Filmoteca de Cataluña, curated by Carolina Ciuti and Marina Vinyes.

In 2021, she received the Premis Barcelona, the VEGAP Creation Grant and the Matadero creation residency.

She currently lives and works in Barcelona.