A N D Y   A L L E N - O L I V A R


B. 1995 in Colombia, raised in the UK, studied in London and Sweden.

Currently living and working in Sweden and Buenos Aires.




Post Masters in Decolonising Architecture at KKH, Stockholm, Sweden. 2023-2024

Masters in Fine Art at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. 2020-2022

Individual Artistic Practice Course, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden. 2022

Documentary Film Course, Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola, Sweden. 2018-2020

Motor de Búsqueda (Search Engine) Photography Course at Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2018

Bachelors in Fine Art Photography at Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016-2017

Bachelors in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, London, UK. 2015


Photography assistant to Anders Edström both in studio and on fashion sets. 2019-2022 Assisting  with the film ‘The Works and Days’ by Anders Edström and C. W. Winter 2021

Assistant to Lotta Antonsson for Market Stockholm 2022

Studio Manager and accountant to Stockholm Art Collective Glada Sprutan 2019-2023

Assistant to art studio ‘Nonhuman Nonsense’. 2021

Assistant to Marc Quinn for Arts Week London, UK. 2016

The Wind Bloweth Where it Listeth - Film Assistant to Director Kim Ekberg, 2016

Directors assistant to Sarah Parkman’s Music video ‘Vreden’ directed by Kim Ekberg and Lasse Långström 2020

Assistant and B cam to Director Kim Ekberg for his film ‘Salsa Verde’ 2020

Film Editor, Director of photography, portrait photographer, technician, wedding and events photographer and cameraman 2015-2023

Member of ‘Stockholm analog film Coop’

Postman for Royal Mail. 2012-2016


From within - Post Museum, Stockholm. 2024


Eight Times Folded Window exhibition, CFF, Stockholm. 2022

Eight Times Folded - Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. 2022

Zombie Movie - Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2017

Slow Hands (or Here to There From The Perspective of a Postage Stamp) - Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016


Group Show - Crum Heaven, Stockholm. 2023

Salong 2022 - CFF, Stockholm. 2022

Spring Exhibition - Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022

Salong 2021 - CFF, Stockholm, Sweden, 2021

MA1 Group Show - Vita Havet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2021

Act 1 - Galleri Konstfack II, Stockholm, Sweden, 2021

Graduation Film Gala - Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola, Sweden 2020

Film Gala - Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola, Sweden 2019
Hay Mucho Ruido Aquí - Galería Mugre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2019

No. 1 - Galeria Darwin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2018

The Absence of Something is Not Enough - Röda Sten Konsthall Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2017

What’s Left - Gallery Entrance, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2017

New Order - Avenue Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

Vår - Penthouse Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

Kollektiv Gladboll - Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

Bring Me Back Something Nice - Gallery Basement, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

Photobook Festival - Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

Creation, Collection, Curation - Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016


Eight Times Folded - Master thesis from Konstfack. 2022

Exhibition text for Freya Sif Hestnes’s ‘Spare Parts’ at Galleri Image, Copenhagen. 2020

MFA Exhibition Catalogue - Konstfack. 2022

Correspondance - NEJD publication featuring Details from ‘Slow Hands’ Piece. 2022

Upwards and onwards, I guess - Group publication for MA1 Fine Art Class of Konstfack. 2021

Photography as fossils and its relationship with the past - Bachelor thesis, Akademin Valand. 2017

TAOSINE - Group exhibition publication as part of Bachelors graduation show in Röda Sten Konsthall Gallery. 2017


Konstnärsnämnden one year artist grant 2023

Konstnärsnämnden Travel grant: 2018 ,2020

Snabb Slant Stockholm: 2020

Axel N Andersson Foundation: 2020

Gothenburg Snabb Slant: 2017, 2019

Dialog-89: 2019

KulturUngdom: 2017, 2018



Andy Allen-Olivar (b.1995) was born in Bogotá, Colombia, raised in Oxford, England and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied a Masters in Fine Art at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden (2020-2022), Bachelors in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, London, UK (2015), Bachelors in Fine Art Photography at Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden (2016-2017), and Documentary Film-making in Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola, Sweden (2018-2020). He now lives and works between Stockholm and Buenos Aires.