Portrait: Tanit Sakakini; Cover: Camilo Alvarez at samsøñ, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair, New York, NY, May 5-8, 2016. Photo credit: Sam Toabe.

Camilo Alvarez

Visiting Curator (2023–2024):
BCA Studio Residency Program

Curator Camilo Alvarez, our current BCA Studio Residency Program Visiting Curator, is the first in our new Visiting Curator initiative. He worked closely with BCA Studio Resident artists from October 2023 through January 2024.

Alvarez was born in New York, N.Y., and resides in Boston. He received a B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University. He has worked at Exit Art (N.Y., N.Y.), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, N.Y.), MIT’s List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (N.Y., N.Y. and Skowhegan, ME).

He is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and is on the National Advisory Council of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum. He is the Owner, Director and Preparator at Samsøñ, formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004. He is also the Vice Chair of the Boston Art Commission.

Alvarez has given solo exhibitions to William Pope.L (2010), Rebecca Morris (2006), Kader Attia (2008), and Beverly Semmes (2017), among many.