Julia Varela

(Spain, 1986)

Vive y trabaja en Londres // Lives and works in London

Julia has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London,(2013-2015), and a BFA from the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Universidad Europea de Madrid (2004-2008). She has received a number of prizes and grants, most recently: GENERACIONES 2016 Award by La Fundacion MonteMadrid, Spain, The Venice Biennale Trip Grant (The Royal College of Art London) and the CAC Special Projects Award (The Trustees of Chelsea Arts Club Trust). In previous years, she was awarded distinctions by The Royal College of Art (MA Scholarship 2013-2015), The Regional Government of Madrid, Spain (17th Young Art Competition), Centro de Creación Contemporánea MATADERO Madrid (Emerging Young Artist Archive), Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain (Miroslaw Balka Grant/Residency), and the Universidad Europea de Madrid (Emerging Visual Arts Practices Annual Award). In 2014 and 2016 her work was exhibited at La Casa Encendida Madrid (Generaciones 2016 ) and London venues such as HQS Wellington (OFF THE WALL), Camden Arts Centre (Pause Patina), Chelsea Arts Club Trust (From the other side), and the Bosse & Baum (Etat D’Ame), Flat Time House (Residency: Fluorescent), Henry Moore (W.I.P), Dyson, Samia (P.V) and CUL DE SA C Galleries, as well as at Alserkal Avenue (RCA Flux) in Al Quoz, Dubai, and Madrid’s Galería Blanca Soto (Fraud). Other exhibitions included, Espacio Carromato and La Casa Encendida Madrid, (Mil nudos, International Festival of Sound and Interactive Art. IN-SONORA OFF), Casa Velazquez (Megaphones), Fundación Claves del Arte, Centro cultural Galileo Galilei (De la oscuridad viene la luz) and Galería Villa Irís Fundación Botín Santander. Between 2013 and 2015

 

She co-organised the following temporary exhibitions and events in London:

 

- Off The Wall (HQS Wellington), Victoria Embankment, London 18/09/2015 The entire exhibition aimed to raise funding to Syrian Projects. In collaboration with Doctors Without Borders (MSF UK).

- 25/02/2015 Latching Firm, Film night Event, Camden Arts Centre Lon

don. UK

- Summer show, CUL DE SAC Gallery, From 13/01 to 12/02/2013

- Event «Film Bar» CUL DE SAC Gallery Public film event Friday 25 Jan 2013. Benassi, Castells,

Fassbinder, Mekas, Ziz.

- «Point at a Deer Call it a Horse» or «Zhi Lu Wei Ma» Unreal Socialism In Chinese Performance and Video Art, 2 March

–21 April 2013. CUL DE SAC Gallery London

- She has also participated in educational projects offered at Westminster’s Media Arts and Design BA Program, London. UK

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Education


2013/2015 MA in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London.
2004/2008 BA Fine Arts, College of Art and Architecture, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain.

 

Awards


GENERACIONES 2016 Award, Fundacion MonteMadrid, Spain

  • The Venice Biennale Trip Grant (The Royal College of Art London) 2015

  • CAC Special Projects Award (The Trustees of Chelsea Arts Club Trust) 2015

  • The Royal College of Art (MA Scholarship 2013-2015)

  • The Regional Government of Madrid, Spain (17th Young Art Competition) 2010

  • Centro de Creación Contemporánea MATADERO Madrid (Archivo de Creadores) 2011

  • Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain (Miroslaw Balka Grant/Residency) 2008

  • Universidad Europea de Madrid (Emerging Visual Arts Practices Annual Award). 2007

 

Shows 2014/2016

 

  • KIASMA Museum, ARS Helsinki, Finland. (March 2017)

  • Grimmstraße 23, Berlin (CRIB GROUP Screening number 1, curated by Àngels Díaz Miralda Tena and Amalie Jakobsen, September 2016)

  • Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (Individuating, July 2016)

  • Ryder Projects, London (Planned obsolescence, July - August 2016)

  • Copperfield Gallery, London (MISERATIONE NON MERCEDE / July - September 2016)

  • Sculpture Building, Royal College of Art, London (Hijacked, Degree Show. July 2015).

  • Pinsent Masons LLP London (May - September 2016)

  • La Casa Encendida Madrid (Generaciones 2016 February 2016)

  • HQS Wellington (OFF THE WALL), September 2015

  • Camden Arts Centre (Pause Patina) 2015

  • Chelsea Arts Club Trust (From the other side) 2015

  • Bosse & Baum (Etat D’Ame, project by Rafaela Lopez) 2015

  • Flat Time House (Residency: Fluorescent) 2014

  • Henry Moore (W.I.P) and Dyson. 2014

  • Samia (P.V) 2014

  • CUL DE SAC Gallery (Summer Show) 2014

  • Alserkal Avenue (RCA Flux) in Al Quoz, Dubai 2014

  • Galería Blanca Soto (Fraud) 2014

  • Other exhibitions included, Espacio Carromato and La Casa Encendida Madrid, (Mil nudos, International Festival of Sound and Interactive Art. IN-SONORA OFF), Casa Velazquez Madrid Spain (Megaphones), Fundación Claves del Arte, Centro Cultural Galileo Galilei Madrid Spain (De la oscuridad viene la luz) 

  • Short term research/residencies

  • SAAS-Fee Summer Institute of Art. Switzerland/Germany. Arts and the politics of individualization, July 2016

  • Flat Time House/RCA London. UK. May 2014

  • Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain. (Miroslaw Balka Grant/Residency) July 2008

  • Collaborations & curatorial

  • Off The Wall (HQS Wellington), Victoria Embankment, London 18/09/2015.

  • Latching Firm, Film night Event, 25/02/2015 RCA & Camden Arts Centre London, UK. 

  • Summer show, CUL DE SAC Gallery. 13/01 - 12/02/2013

 

 

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