Julia Varela

Julia Varela

Artist selected by Democracia at 2010

Julia Varela (Madrid, 1986) works around different disciplines including sculpture, video and sound.


Julia Varela
Madrid, 1986.
Lives and works in London



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.



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

EXHIBITIONS 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)



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



Westminster University London, UK. Febrero 2015
BA Media Arts and Design
Taller Fiction Friction (Ficción Fricción) 25 Students (15 horas)
Tutorias: 15 estudiantes



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



Foundation MonteMadrid, Spain
UEM (Universidad Europea de Madrid) Spain