Sandra Álvaro holds a European Doctorate in Philosophy from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is also a new media artist.
Her research work revolves around the definition of the contemporary post-digital situation, with a particular focus on artistic production and theory and participatory urban design. To this end, she studies the material conditions and social processes linked to technological innovations such as the Internet of Things, data visualisation, and digital fabrication. She has carried out projects and participated in international workshops at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA and the Laboratoire Paragraphe/CITU, University Paris 8, and taught in the Roy Ascott Studio BA in Technoetic Arts at De Tao Masters Academy in Shanghai. She has published in refereed journals such as the Technoetics Art Journal (Intellect) and Artnodes and has participated in numerous international congresses including CAC 2016 (Paris), ISEA 2015 (Vancouver), Re-new 2013 (Copenhagen) and the CR13 International Research Conference as part of the “Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post Biological Era” series (Cairo).
Sandra Álvaro is also has a BA in Fine Arts from Escola Massana and combines her theoretical work with artistic production in the context of the use of technology in the creation of new narratives and participatory processes in urban space. Her work has been exhibited at many museums and cultural centres including Caixa Forum, the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Department of Culture and Media, Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca (Antoni Gelabert Visual Arts Award), MOCA (Taipei) and the Museo de Arte Moderno de Toluca (Mexico) and in numerous festivals and galleries.