YVAN ALVAREZ
alvarez.yvan@gmail.com


            
Something on the hill (Osborne billboard), 2019
wood, carboard, tarpaulin, strap 
Scale reproduction with found objects of bull-shaped billboard of the Osborne brand 
Dimensions variable 



M-1911, 2019
Swiss military rifle M-1911 enclosed in a crochet case 
130 x 20 x 10 cm 



A brief family’s story, 2019
Home-made spanish cognac imported in Swiss wine bottles
Dimensions variable 



MEMORIA
Espace Lokart, Neuchâtel, CH 
2019



SQUARE
Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil-Jona, CH 
2018

All these objects are intermined in a soundpiece coming out of an iPhone charging on the floor. In this piece, a woman speaks about the exhibition in a subjective way, deporting from vague explanations about the project given months before the opening. This perspective is confronted to the actual exhibition. In a way, information is transmitted and shaped orally.



Untitled, 2018 
Two benches 
Dimensions variable


          
Untitled, 2018
Resin, used Nike Tuned Air
19.4 x 35.9 x 21.3 cm 



Untitled (Yvan), 2018
Crochet blanket, found objects
36 x 200 x 200 cm 

Pursuing the idea of collection of objects, Yvan called the fifty-two ‘Yvan’ living in Geneva and listed on the telephone directory. After a short conversation in which he explained the context and purpose of his call, Yvan asked them to think about an abject that they could give him. Then he placed their gift under a handmade crochet blanket. The objects themselves did not matter, he only gave the audience the opportunity to guess their shape through the mesh. The experience is passed on from one Yvan to another, and the name eventually became anonymous because it included all the protagonists. This community property established its own subjective criteria (name and geographic location), hence bypassing a familial, social and political model and replacing it with a nominal system.

Bénédicte Le Pimpec



Objects donated by my father to make art, 2016-
Found objects, cardboard boxes 
Dimensions variable 


pay attention motherfuckers 
Zabriskie Point, Geneva, CH
2018 

Group show with Yvan Alvarez, Emilie Ding, Guerrilla Girls, Bruce Nauman, 
Deirdre O’Leary, Guillaume Pilet 



Billy Club, 2018
Truncheon 
43 x ø 4 cm 



Vous êtes ici 
Villa Dutoit, Geneva, CH
2018



Customs and other objects series, 2018
Lambda print, paper craft, frame 
100 x 70 cm



Three Picasso in a district of banks and in front of an art school, 2017
Three Citroën Xsara Picasso parked side by side 
Dimensions variable 



Where is my daddy ?, 2016
Polaroïds, chewing-gum 
9 x 13 cm each 

Entre chien et loup 
Truth and Consequences, Geneva, CH
2016 



Satellite, 2016 
HDV, color, 21’ 



Meutes et unités
Espace Labo, Geneva, CH
2016


  
Small Vehicle / Saturn, 2016
with Kim Seob Boninsegni 
Mixed media
Dimensions variable 

Kampüs der Kröten 
Oslo 10, Basel, CH
2016 


  
Linea Olvidada, 2015
Text on wall, tattoo, inkjet print, mini-DVD, slide-show
Dimensions variable