Valentina Alvarado Matos (1986, Maracaibo) has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Zulia, where she was a professor at the Faculty of Experimental Arts. In 2014 she completed the Master in Contemporary Artistic Creation at the University of Barcelona. In 2017 she won the Guasch Coranty Foundation creation scholarship and completed the middle cycle of ceramics at the La Industrial school.
Her pieces have been exhibited at Fabra i Coats, Arts Santa Mònica, Viennale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, L´Alternativa, Oberhausen, Festival Punto de Vista, Ambulante, XCentric, SFCinemateque, Filmoteca de Catalunya, LOOP Festival, S8, CCCB among others. .
In January 2020, she travels to Toronto to develop an artist residency at The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) granted by ACE Cultura.
She receives Premis Barcelona and the OSIC research grants in 2021.
At the beginning of 2022, she wins the VEGAP award and a three-month residency at Matadero Madrid.
Her work explores the hybridization of the various plastic languages that she uses -collage, ceramics, film- establishing a dialogue where the poetic and the political form an important part of her work.