Alvaro Barrington b. 1983


Alvaro (cadet) Barrington born 1983
Artist BIO
Figuring it out is hard and I’m sorry
It aint about you/
Debt trap anxiety
Human rights to have the fruits of their labor stored somewhere
The boomer class
D riding disfunction
Emotional implications
America has always prioritized white comfort over black survival
Its ok to be broke its ok to be old just dont meet up with them at the same time
I always think that the experience that showed you something is kind of more important that the thing itself
Any relation to object has a context
Devine poetry
That was the worst place and the last i needed to be
Getting a bigger name or bigger budget dont nessarily mean its gonna feel like how its supposed to feel Once its internalize it becomes a real problem
Middle class marxist critique of trust fund kids
Experienced to be photographed
Rage against the dying of light
Chief everything officier
Professional buzz words
Peak entitled neoliberal feminist
Betta belly burst than good food waste
We have all become very adept at saying things that are technically true but lack context
People want any type of Fame even if its embarrassing
You know the family dynamics on repeat
You reading about you and you aint wrote
Middle class laziness and entitlement masquerading as social justice warriors
Id prefer clarity to agreement
I said “if it aint snowing i aint going” “and thats why he aint going far”
Stocks are assets
Make it make sense
Marriage is between folks who can creatively problem solve not two folks who can procreate cause then we wont let old folks get married
Stacked inequalities that exist at the bottom
Please be kind to each other especially when we dont know whats going on
Opportunity structure for a lot of social outcomes
We could never point any object at each other
Your saying men have been suffering from the soft bigotry of low expectations
Thats right i like my girl bbw
I think we have weaponized the word aggressive
People dont know they do bad business cause business works for them
Our violence isnt the threat our love is
In business you need a worthy fantasy
Generate intellectual capital
Its quite alien to a culture that records its documents in different ways
No barriers to entry
Whats new whats next and how do i get there first
Learn to live with ambiguity
Image based futuration
Universal soul cry for meaning
Empathic imagination

You cant make culture out of politics but maybe you can make politics out of culture
Our faith is in the eternal
They rejected me
The white supremacist inclinations within everyone to place black/melenated people in other rooms with only black melenated people
Its actually not about what’s factually related but how folks FEEL things are related
Wash trading
Under more scrutiny so what i do act more stupidly
There should be grace in conversation
We live in a failed state




Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela) is the child of Grenadian and Haitian migrant workers, raised between the Caribbean and Brooklyn, NY by a network of his relatives. Barrington says his early experiences in community have made him who he is today. His approach to making is likewise an inclusive process – incorporating non-traditional materials (such as burlap, concrete, cardboard, postcards, clothing) and methods into his paintings. The works draw upon artistic and cultural references important to Barrington: the media, music, art history, and politics are just a few of his influences. Beyond painting, Barrington’s practice includes collaborations ranging from joint exhibitions, performance, concerts, and philanthropy. 


Oh Sandy, why have you left me all alone marks Alvaro Barrington’s first solo exhibition with Anton Kern Gallery. In 2021, Barrington’s was featured in two group exhibitions at the gallery: Tales of Manhattan: A 25th Anniversary Exhibition and 11. Recent solo exhibitions include MASSIMODECARLO, Milan, (2022); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2022); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, (2022); South London Gallery, London (2021);  Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, Paris, (2021); Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York (2021); Emalin, London (2021); Corvi-Mora, London, (2020); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019); Emalin, London (2019); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London (2018); Emalin, London (2018); and  MoMA PS1, New York (2017).