Costanza Alvarez de Castro

Founder of A painting for Marguerite

Costanza Alvarez de Castro was born in Rome in 1989, the daughter of an Italian father and a mother from El Salvador. After completing her Baccalaureate from a French school, she studied Economics for International Cooperation and Development at University of Rome (La Sapienza), where she graduated in 2010. Costanza discovered that her studies left her thoroughly unfulfilled, and soon decided to pursue her true passions – painting and dance. Soon after, Costanza started working in Scenography both for Cinema and Theatre. In particular, in 2011 she worked as Production Designer Assistant to Jean Rabasse in the movie You and Me, directed by the famed director Bernardo Bertolucci. The encounter with Jean was extremely important for Costanza; in 2012 she was admitted to the Institut Superieur de Peinture Van Der Kelen et Logelain in Brussels achieving excellent results. In 2013 she worked at the Opera Theatre in Rome dedicating herself with passion to the learning of background painting technique. This experience allowed her to acquire new painting tecniques and skills, and exposed her to very big formats. Subsequently, She decided to focus exclusively on painting on canvas, where she feels free to combine her technical capabilities with a larger self expression.

 

SOLO SHOW

2017 Dia de fiesta
Spazio Menexa – Via di Montoro 3 – Roma

2016 Natura in Scena – curated by Giovani Argan
Spazio makemake | spazio e arte – Via del boschetto 121, 00184, Roma

2015 Portraits – Curated by Valentina Moncada
Spazio Cerere – Roma

 

GROUP SHOW

2016 Sumarte 2016 – Subasta de arte
MARTE Museo de arte el salvador – El Salvador

San Francesco da Paola – sixcentenary of his birth – curated by Roberto Bilotti
Palazzo della Prefettura – Cosenza – Italy

2015 Sumarte 2015 – Subasta de arte
MARTE Museo de arte de el salvador – El Salvador

 

OPEN STUDIO

2017 Rome Arte Week 2017
Via di Monserrato 20 – Roma

2016 Open Studio RAW – Rome Art Week
Via di Monserrato 20 – Roma

 

COMPETITIONS

2016 Sumarte 2016 – Subasta de arte
MARTE Museo de arte el salvador – El Salvador

2016 BP Portrait Award2016
National Portrait Gallery – London

2015 Sumarte 2015 – Subasta de arte
MARTE Museo de arte de el salvador – El Salvador