About Me

I'm graphic designer & illustrator
currently working in Viña del Mar, Chile.

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Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is a graphic designer and illustrator born in Chile. After graduating from Universidad de Valparaiso, he went on to Escuela de Cine de Chile to specialize in Film Studies.
Since 2000, Alvaro has worked as Art Director in design projects and as Film Editor and Post-producer in audiovisual projects.
Since 2011, he has been working as a full-time illustrator. His illustration work uses a combination of traditional techniques and digital image processing.
He has collaborated with print media such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Wired, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Forbes, Harper's Bazaar, etc.
He is currently based in Valparaiso, Chile.

His work has been showcased in the following shows:

2010 "Siglo XXII. Loading..." Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente (CEART), Madrid, Spain

2011 MADinSpain. Palacio de Congresos, Madrid, Spain

2011 Artistic.ly. Exhibition at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK

2012 Puma Urban Art 2012. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012 "Hellohead". Cargo London, UK

2012 "Can't beat em, join em: The Zombie Show". Bottleneck Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 Propaganda Gráfica. galería Alianza Francesa, Barranquilla, Colombia

2013 "Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy". S3 Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2014 "Out of Body", An exhibition curated by Ruben Ireland. Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2014 "Cabinet". Gallery33, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014 "Heineken Legendary Posters". Gallery33 and The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014 "Potenciales Evocados". Festival Propaganda 2014. Alianza Colombo Francesa, Barranquilla, Colombia.

2014 Berga Urban Museum, Vicenza, Italy

2015 Illustrated 2015, The Old Truman Brewery, London UK

2015 “Angry People”, EBK Gallery, Hartford Connecticut, USA 


Selected Clients

2015 - The New Yorker, Newsweek, Eight by Eight magazine, Revista In-LAN, Revista El Malpensante (Colombia), Grantland, OZY.com.

2014 - The Washington Post, Forbes Japan, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Época Negocios (Brazil), 

2013 - The New Republic, Harper's Bazaar, Riders Italian Magazine, No Cure magazine (Australia)

2012 - Wired, Arte Magazin, Atomic Ski

2011 - Rolling Stone, Bill magazine, Piauí (Brazil)


Awards

2012 - Gold Award: "Bernbach's portrait" Category: Illustration, ADCI Awards 2012 (Art Directors Club Italiano) for Bill Magazine's cover, Tita Agency, Milano.


Contact

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Photography by Antonia Demëntia 


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