Andy Allen-Olivar 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. He is a multimedia-based artist primarily working with photography, film, installation and text. He works with speculative narratives, magical realism and optics to explore a way of seeing – studying traces at their most ephemeral. Before working in the Arts, he worked in the Postal Industry.