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, Buenos Aires and Berlin




Assistant to Anders Edström. 2019-2021

Studio Manager and accountant to Stockholm Art Collective Glada Sprutan. 2019-2022

The Works and Days - Studio Assistant to C. W. Winter and Anders Edström. 2021

Directors assistant to Sally Jacobson and Tuva Björk for ‘Laws of the Wild’ produced by Story. 2019-2022

Assistant to art studio ‘Nonhuman Nonsense’. 2021

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

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

Author Photo for Nioosha Shams. 2020

Press Photo for Henrik Möller for his music project ‘Dark Sven’. 2020 and 2021

Assistant in Panoramica film festival, Stockholm. 2019

Cameraman to the Eisteddfod Festival of Trevelin, Argentina. 2018

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

Film Editor for iOpener, Palu Bikes and other small businesses. 2013-2016

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

Cesare - Director of Photography to Writer and Director Louis Rogers. 2017

Act 1 - Technician to Tuva Björk - Konstipedemin Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2017

Member of ‘Stockholm analog film Coop’. 2019-2022

Postman for Royal Mail. 2012-2016


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

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

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


Coming From Within - Post Museum, Stockholm. 2023

Salong 2022 - CFF, Stockholm. 2022



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


Spring Exhibition - Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022

Salong at CFF - 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

Photobooks - Gallery Entrance, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

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

This is Where My Friend Lives - London, UK. 2016

Photobook Festival - Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

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

Is It Wicked Not To Care - Hartslane Gallery, London, UK. 2015


Eight Times Folded - Master thesis from Konstfack. 2022

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

Nostalgia - Photography as a Fossil and its relationship with the Past, particularly concerning our Memory - Bachelor thesis from Akademin Valand. 2017

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


Konstnärsnämnden Travel grant: 2020

Snabb Slant Stockholm: 2020

Axel N Andersson Foundation: 2020

Gothenburg Snabb Slant: 2017, 2019

Dialog-89: 2019

Konstnärsnämnden Travel grant: 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 Bachelors in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, London, UK (2015), Bachelors in Fine Art Photography at Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden (2016-2017),  Documentary Film-making in Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola, Sweden (2018-2020) and Masters in Fine Art at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden (2020-2022). He now lives and works between Stockholm, Buenos Aires and Berlin. Before working in the Arts he worked in the Postal Industry.