Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo was born in Viña del Mar, Chile.
He has been working in Graphic Design since the year 2000. He directed two 16mm short films (Corte Carnicero y Cabezón Delator) which were exhibited at several film festivals and broadcasted on television (channels) in Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain. The short film ” Corte Carnicero” (2003), was awarded with the “Young talent” and “Best actor” awards at the Sobras Film Festival, Santiago, Chile. In 2005 he set up the Design Agency MONOMOV with two partners in Valparaíso, Chile, working on graphic design projects and audiovisual productions for different Chilean companies.
In 2007 he moved to Spain where he worked as Creative Director in a marketing agency in Madrid. At same time, he worked on animations and experimental audiovisual pieces selected and exhibited in festivals and shows in Chile, Argentina, Canadá, Francia y España. At the moment he is working in illustration, producing several collections around different topics, using a mix of digital and manual techniques. Currently living and working in Manchester, UK.
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