Alvaro Barrington

Alvaro Barrington


Alvaro Barrington is an artist based in London and New York. Born in Venezuela to Grenadian and Haitian parents, Alvaro Barrington was raised between the Caribbean and Brooklyn, New York. An unwavering commitment to community informs his wide-ranging practice. While Barrington considers himself primarily a painter, his artistic collaborations encompass exhibitions, performances, concerts, fashion and contributions to the Notting Hill Carnival in London. His approach to painting is similarly inclusive – embracing non-traditional materials and techniques such as burlap, concrete, cardboard and sewing – and infused with references to his personal and cultural history.

Barrington's work is part of institutional collections, including The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield; ICA, Miami; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Loewe Foundation, Madrid; Fundación NMAC, Cádiz; Rennie Museum, Vancouver; Start Museum, Shanghai; X Museum, Beijing and Tate, London. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include: They Got Time, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac Pantin, Paris (2023); Grandma's Land, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2023); Notting Hill Carnival, London (2023, 2022, 2019, to mention a few.

Barrington was selected to present a new installation for the Tate Britain Commission in 2024.

Photo: Jeremiah Cumberbatch