Madrid, 1986 Julia Varela is an artist who works on the medium and materiality of images in the age of digital technology. Her research focuses on the states adopted by the irrepressible who resist representation. The physical form of her work analyses the globalization of industries, technological matter and the concept of visuality. Her work intensifies our physical interaction with devices and their mechanisms, providing an alternative understanding of notions such as context and desire. Julia has been part of the Critical Images research program in Kungl Konsthögskolan Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Art Sculpture from the Royal College of Art London. Her latest exhibitions have taken place at: Centro de Cultura Contemporánea CondeDuque, Madrid; Fundació Suñol, Barcelona; Somerset House, London; Belgrade Cultural Centre BCC, Belgrade; Listost Gallery, Prague; Decad, Berlin; Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan; KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Galleri Mejan, Stockholm; Resartis, Melbourne; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; CUL DE SAC Gallery, London. She is currently a resident artist at HANGAR, Centre de producció i recerca d'arts visuals, Barcelona.
Galeria Joan Prats
Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 2 pm and 4 – 8 pm. Saturday by appointment. August closed.
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, has been since its opening in 1976 one of the pioneer galleries in the international contemporary scene exhibiting and promoting the works of the artist it represents. The Gallery is committed to spread and to provide the lecture on the different languages used by the artist contributing thus to the realization of specific projects. Since its origin it participates in Arco art fair, Art Basel and Art Basel-Miami Beach.
Jordi Alcaraz, Pauline Bastard, Erick Beltrán, Alfons Borrell, Cabello / Carceller, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Victoria Civera, Hannah Collins, Carles Congost, Evru-Zush, Luis Gordillo, Hernández Pijuan, Annika Kahrs, Alicia Kopf, Lola Lasurt, Chema Madoz, Fabian Marcaccio, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Muntadas, Javier Peñafiel, Perejaume, Pablo del Pozo, Fernando Prats, Ràfols Casamada, Caio Reisewitz, Julião Sarmento, José María Sicilia, Teresa Solar, Juan Uslé.