Julia Varela is an artist who works in cinema, installation and sculpture. His work revolves around the social consumption of images and what we choose to see. He has worked on the subject of screen vision and the media in several series of works, as well as on the constraints of the body and social space.
Julia is part of materials that allow her to preserve the staging on the physical scene in which to execute and mediate emotions. The works he presents are performances that, if they do not become objects, disappear. It starts with oral testimonies, translations, ephemeral events and electronic materials and rejection.
The means of production, reception and circulation of images make suffering an element of home entertainment, speculative. Part of his work stays as our physical interaction with domestic devices, our understanding of context, desire, ideals and human rights. Study the operative images and the relationship between desire and nihilism.
Julia has been part of the Critical Images research program in Kungl. Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art) Stockholm, Sweden (2017/2018). He graduated in Fine Arts and has a Master's Degree in Arts (Sculpture) at the Royal College of Art in London.
His latest exhibitions have taken place at: Decade, Berlin; Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan; Galleri Mejan, Stockholm; Resartis, Melbourne; Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid; Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; CUL DE SAC Gallery, London and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.