Jonathan Alfaro

Jonathan Alfaro (he/them)(b. 1992) is a queer, LatinX interdisciplinary artist working on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations exploring self-preservation through the production of comfort and memory. Alfaro utilizes a range of mediums to interrogate concepts through a materially experimental practice. This approach centres expansive exploration, allowing for a natural evolution in the development of their work.

In 2020, Alfaro graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Practices from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. They are the recipient of three grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, was selected to participate in the Audain Art Museum's RBC Emerging Artist Program in Whistler, BC, the Micro-Residency Program at the New Media Gallery in New Westminster, BC, an Artist Residency at the Burrard Arts Foundation, and multiple Canada Council for the Arts peer juries. His work has been included in exhibitions including Transmissions at the Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Curator’s Sauna at Canton Sardine, and High-Fructose Sun at the Burrard Arts Foundation. Alfaro also facilitates @thiccandth0tful a monthly Queer Authored Book Club, and a critique group for emerging artists in Vancouver.